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Steve Says The Santa Cruz Is Definitely Worth A Test Drive

“A truck/SUV crossover with decidedly car-like cabin, similar in length to Hyundai’s Palisade 3-row SUV and it’s a curiosity worth exploring.”

I’ve always been supportive of car companies who dare to do something different. And when I think back to some of the most memorable cars I’ve tested names like Baja and Avalanche come to mind. Which leads me to this new pickup truck/SUV called the Santa Cruz.
I fell in love with it when I first saw it in concept form years ago but unlike most automakers who keep their experiments in the design lab Hyundai has the guts to actually bring this one to market. And it’s a curiosity worth exploring.
The Santa Cruz drives like a car. It’s nimble, peppy, quiet, comfortable – an anti-truck, if you will. The turbo is really strong; it rides very comfortably and drives with an unexpected purpose. And with 8.6” of ground clearance, solid Michelin light truck tires and a switch to lock in the traction of all 4 wheels, the Santa Cruz has the advantage of a full-time all-wheel drive system and not part time like some other small trucks.
I’m just surprised Hyundai didn’t include an off-road mode in addition to the snow setting.

For TestDriveNow car critic Steve Hammes’ complete video review & test drive of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited AWD GO TO:https://testdrivenow.com/2022-hyundai-santa-cruz/

By TestDriveNow Auto Critic Steve Hammes for SouthFloridaReporter.comNov. 11, 2021

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