The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a compact pickup truck that is expected to be released in 2023. It will be the first pickup truck offered by Hyundai.
The base engine will continue to be a 191-horsepower 2.5liter 4-cylinder paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission with a choice of front-wheel drive FWD or all-wheel drive AWD.
In terms of entry price and fuel economy, this is the frugal option. Look for an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city Drive and 27 mpg on the highway with this entry-level powertrain.
The interior of the Cruz looks more like a classic crossover than a feisty mud pickup. That’s not surprising, as the pickup is based on the same unibody platform used in the Tucson.
That trucks are getting bigger with each generation, and even today’s midsize pickups are nearly as big as the full-size trucks of decades ago.
A smoother ride and a more refined interior. And then there’s the larger, more expensive Honda Ridgeline, our current favorite midsize truck.
Look for mid-range SEL trims priced around $27,000 with the SEL Premium hovering around $36,000 and the top-of-the-line Limited around $40,000.
Late summer 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date: Late Summer 2022