2023 Santa Cruz

Starting from $42,954

The first ever Santa Cruz

The first-of-its-kind

Sport Adventure Vehicle.

Discover the Santa Cruz, the first-ever Sport Adventure Vehicle that was designed to open a new world of possibilities that meet your needs in one bold package. By combining SUV style with open-bed versatility, you can enjoy a multitude of benefits all at once without compromise. Roominess with manoeuverability, check. Towing capability and fuel efficiency, check. Open-bed cargo space and secured lockable storage, check. Enjoy it all with the Santa Cruz – power, capability and versatility when it comes to moving cargo with comfort and refinement behind the wheel.

The first-of-its-kind Sport Adventure Vehicle.

Introducing the first-ever Santa Cruz

One of a kind. For adventures of every kind.

The aggressive stance and modern capable look of the Santa Cruz speaks to the adventurous spirit in us all. The brilliant array of 8 daytime running lights give it a unique light signature with a bold, cascading grille. Take advantage of the open bed area and secure your items with the sliding, lockable tonneau cover. Hidden bed storage & a remote-activated opening tailgate make it easy for you to load up & go.

The Santa Cruz also offers enhanced performance with a 2.5L turbocharged engine with 281 horsepower and an 8-speed wet Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). For the ultimate in handling, performance and traction, the Santa Cruz features HTRAC All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with a 5,000 lb. towing capacity to give you comfort for the long haul and confidence to explore beyond.

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Stay comfortable all journey long.

The interior design of the SANTA CRUZ prioritizes ergonomics and features that deliver comfort all journey long.

Advanced tech just a tap or swipe away.

Adding to the comfortable cabin is a wealth of technology that will help keep you connected through your journey and make the little things more convenient.

Touch screen with nav

10.25" touch-screen with navigation

The premium centre stack display features an edgeless infotainment screen appearance with an available hi-definition 10.25” touch-screen with navigation system. 8.0" touch-screen comes standard.


10.25" full digital instrument cluster

This available instrument cluster displays much more than just vehicle speed – rich, colourful graphics change based on your selected drive mode, and an available Blind View Monitor provides added perspective on the road by streaming a live video of your blind spot within the cluster.

Interior ambient lighting

Interior ambient lighting

Make night driving even more exceptional with the available interior ambient lighting system. Select from up to 64 colours thanks to a customizable palette wheel.

HTRAC All-Wheel Drive with multi-terrain control modes

For the ultimate in handling, performance and traction, enjoy our HTRACTM All-Wheel Drive system. It allows you to select the appropriate traction setting that best suits your current driving conditions with three dedicated terrain modes. Choose from Snow, Mud or Sand.

SNOW mode

SNOW mode

Optimized for snow-covered and slippery roads. This mode will distribute the driving force of the vehicle based on road conditions to help suppress wheel slippage.

MUD mode

MUD mode

Optimized for muddy, rutted or uneven terrain. In Mud mode, sensors can instantly detect wheel slippage and automatically redirect torque to the wheel with the most traction, so that you can keep moving despite the hazardous driving conditions.

SAND mode

SAND mode

Optimized for loose sand or deep gravel. Special algorithms developed for sand driving secure the right gear and help ensure each wheel receives the right amount of torque at the right moment to deliver optimal tire traction.

Versatility and advanced technology inside and out.

The interior of the Santa Cruz is sophisticated and refined featuring an edgeless infotainment screen appearance with an available 10.25” touchscreen and available 10.25” full digital LCD cluster. Under the rear seats is convenient, in-cabin storage for those personal items. And completing the premium cabin is the available interior ambient lighting, an available Bose premium audio system with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Not only does the Santa Cruz get you to your next adventure, it takes you there safely, thanks to an array of advanced safety technologies as part of the Hyundai SmartSense feature suite.

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