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How much power does the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz have?

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Engine Specs

We here at the Apple Valley Hyundai in Winchester, VA, are excited about the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz. Not only is it an all-new model for Hyundai, it’s also an all-new segment for the US: the subcompact truck. Despite its smaller stature, though, the 2022 Santa Cruz doesn’t mess around. It’s a powerhouse.

How much power does the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz have? Let’s take a look.



Performance and Power

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The 2022 Santa Cruz will be available with either a 2.5L four-cylinder engine or a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine. The regular 2.5L four-cylinder will produce somewhere in the range of “190+ horsepower and 180+ lb-ft of torque,” with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs on AWD models. The 2.5L turbo-four model has a lot more power, clocking somewhere in the “275+ horsepower and 310+ lb-ft of torque” range, sporting a max towing capacity of 5,000 lbs on the AWD variant. The standard 2.5L engine will be paired with an eight-speed automatic and the 2.5L turbo-four will have an eight-speed wet dual-clutch automated manual transmission.

How Does it Compare to the Competition?

At the time of writing, there’s only one other subcompact truck available on the American market: the 2022 Ford Maverick. It puts up an admirable fight, but it falls short of the 2022 Santa Cruz. The 2022 Maverick comes with either a 2.5L hybrid powertrain that produces 191-combined horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity maxes out at 2,000 lbs and 4,000 lbs, respectively.


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