Meet The First Ever Hyundai Pickup Truck: The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

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The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: What Honda Ridgeline and Ford Maverick want to be someday

If you're looking for a short-bed pickup that won't shortchange you in styling, comfort or capability, your wait is almost over. The exciting new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz will be arriving soon at Perry Hyundai in Nacogdoches, TX. The design of the new Santa Cruz is considerably more attractive than the Honda Ridgeline or the new Ford Maverick. The new Santa Cruz surpasses its competitors in other ways as well. Here are a few examples.


The brand-new Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup comes with two engine choices. The more powerful turbocharged four gives you 281 horsepower with 311 pound-feet of torque. That's more horsepower than the bigger engine from the Ford Maverick and more torque than the only engine offered by the Honda Ridgeline. The Hyundai Santa Cruz can tow a hefty 5,000 pounds, which is 1,000 pounds more than the Ford Maverick.


If you use the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz for work outside, this truck will reward you on the inside. Hyundai has a knack for putting luxury-level interiors even in its value-priced vehicles like the Santa Cruz. Honda and Ford should try that some time on the more uninspired interiors of the Ridgeline and Maverick. While Honda and Ford try to figure this out, you can enjoy the comfort of the new Hyundai Santa Cruz all day long in Carthage, TX.


The new Santa Cruz pickup gives you smartphone compatibility for Apple and Android phones, and for added convenience, you can connect wirelessly. That gives you safe, hands-free access to your favorite smartphone apps just by using your voice as you drive around Center or Henderson TX. Need to charge your phone? The new Santa Cruz has wireless charging for everybody on board. The Ford Maverick asks you and your buddies to just take turns.

Space and Storage

In its debut, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup provides a 4.34-foot cargo bed behind the cabin, and that space comes in a practical, versatile format. First the Santa Cruz has a tonneau cover that's lockable for extra security. There's also the flexibility of a trunk that's installed in the trunk bed for more storage space and even more security. The designers of the Ford Maverick seem to have left those very helpful features out.


The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, and Hyundai also gives you the option of a larger 10.2-inch screen with its higher trim levels. Unfortunately, both the Honda Ridgeline and the Ford Maverick think you should settle for only the 8-inch choice, since that's what they did. If you'd like better quality sound, the new Santa Cruz has an available Bose audio system with the power of eight speakers.


Since the new Hyundai Santa Cruz has enough interior room for passengers, you'll appreciate the sophisticated safety features in the Hyundai Santa Cruz. If you start drifting out of your lane, the Santa Cruz can gently steer you back into proper position. Another safety system alerts you if it detects an imminent forward collision, and automatic braking can help you avoid that collision altogether.

Warranty Coverage

A truck's warranty tells you how confident the carmaker is in the quality of its own vehicle. That's why it's significant that the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has the best warranty in America: A limited powertrain warranty for a remarkable 10 years or 100,000 miles. Hyundai's bumper-to-bumper warranty protects you for five years or 60,000 miles. Wonder why Honda and Ford are afraid to offer warranties that even come close?

Soon you can see the new Hyundai Santa Cruz beat Honda and Ford in real life

It won't be long before you can go to our new inventory and shop for new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickups. Feel free to visit us now from Rusk TX or get in touch by phone to learn more about our innovative Shopper Assurance program. Then get ready to see the new Hyundai Santa Cruz sail past the disappointing but well-meaning Honda Ridgeline and Ford Maverick.