2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. Its Competition

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

At launch, the 2022 Santa Cruz won’t have the off-road bona fides of the Jeep Gladiator, but it promises better road manners and fuel economy.

Like the Santa Cruz, the Honda Ridgeline shares a unibody crossover platform with the larger Pilot that makes it ideal for light-duty truck needs and every-day driving duties.

The redesigned Frontier is bigger than the Santa Cruz, but not by much.

GM’s mid-size twins, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, offer a range of powertrain and bed options for those who want a full-size truck but can’t fit it in their lives.

The Toyota Tacoma rules the mid-size truck segment and the Santa Cruz won’t bite into the Taco.

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Quick Specs
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz combines the utility of a truck with the roominess of a crossover and the small footprint of a hatchback.
The redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier takes a conservative step into the modern era.
The 2021 Chevy Colorado’s many configurations give shoppers the kind of choice typically reserved for full-size trucks, but Chevy skimps on safety features.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the just-right pickup most users really need.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator, for better or worse, is a Wrangler with a bed. Nothing else will satisfy those who seek exactly that, but competitors are more comfortable and more affordable.
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
MSRP From     
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N/AN/AGas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
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N/AN/A2WD Ext Cab 128" Work TruckSport AWD80th Anniversary 4x4SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
N/AN/ARear Wheel DriveAll WheelFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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N/AN/AExtended Cab PickupCrew CabCrew CabAccess Cab
N/AN/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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