Hyundai classifies the 2022 Santa Cruz as a Sport Adventure Vehicle — a model that takes what’s best about a truck and a crossover and combines them into one great package. If you want to use it mainly as a truck, though, you’re making the right choice. The Northwest Automotive Press Association has awarded Santa Cruz with its prestigious Best Pickup Truck award for two years in a row!
“Receiving NWAPA’s Best Pickup Truck award for the second year in a row confirms that Santa Cruz breaks new ground within the SUV, truck, and crossover segments by offering a true Sport Adventure Vehicle unlike anything else in the U.S. market,” said Ricky Lao, director of product planning for Hyundai Motor North America.
To beat out the competition and win the NWAPA award, Santa Cruz had to ace two straight days of testing. On the first day, it showed how great it is as an on-road performer. And on the second day, it proved its mettle as an off-road master.
The Santa Cruz holds its own with an array of truck features, boasting a 4-foot composite bed with lockable storage, a multifunction tailgate, and an available integrated tonneau cover. It can tow up to 5,000 pounds with its available turbo engine, and every trim offers capable HTRAC® AWD as an option or a standard feature. And as a bonus, the Santa Cruz also gives you a family-friendly five-seat cabin that’s comfortable and loaded with the latest safety technologies. You can learn even more about the award-winning 2022 Santa Cruz by scheduling a test drive at Gossett Hyundai South in Memphis, Tennessee.