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Do you crave the functionality of a pickup truck but want something a little easier to drive for your daily commute in Auburn, Alabama? Check out the newest Hyundai SANTA CRUZ, a compact truck that puts a new spin on the classic pickup. The all-new SANTA CRUZ is impressive with its powerful performance, stylish urban design, and state-of-the-art technology. Discover everything this capable truck offers and visit Hyundai of Auburn to check out our inventory and find a new Hyundai SANTA CRUZ for sale.

Price and Trim Options

The newest Hyundai SANTA CRUZ comes in five trim levels: SE, SEL, Night, XRT, and Limited. Each trim offers unique advantages and options, whether you prefer the affordable base trim, the sporty Night model, or the high-end Limited with premium amenities.

The base SANTA CRUZ SE has a starting MSRP of $26,650, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious Alabama drivers. Each trim adds new options, so the SANTA CRUZ increases in price with each trim level. The prices for each trim after the base are as follows:

  • SEL: $29,400.
  • Night: $38,210.
  • XRT: $39,850.
  • Limited: $41,070.

New this year, the XRT trim level replaces the former SEL Premium variant. The SANTA CRUZ XRT has unique styling elements and high-tech features, including black leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control. Across the lineup, the new SANTA CRUZ comes with projector bi-LED headlights, LED taillights, daytime running lights, and roof-mounted cargo lights.

Performance

The Hyundai SANTA CRUZ is sporty and powerful, with two impressive powertrains. The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. For increased power, step up to the Night trim or above. These models have a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. The first engine comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the second pairs with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The SE and SEL trims come with standard front-wheel drive, while an all-wheel-drive system comes standard on the Night trim and above. An integrated drive mode system boosts the truck’s performance and optimizes traction on all road conditions.

The SANTA CRUZ can tow up to 3,500 pounds with the standard four-cylinder engine. The turbocharged engine increases the truck’s towing capacity to 5,000 pounds, so you can bring your Jet Skis or light camper on your next weekend trip to one of the beaches near Auburn.

Safety Features

You can feel confident you’re keeping your family safe when you drive the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ. Standard safety features include six air bags, rear child safety locks, stability and traction control, and a tire pressure monitoring system with individual tire indicators.

In addition to these standard features, the SANTA CRUZ comes with the Hyundai SmartSense suite of driver-assistance technologies. These include the following:

  • Forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection.
  • Blind-spot collision-avoidance assist.
  • Lane-keeping assist.
  • Lane following assist.
  • Automatic high-beam headlights.
  • Driver attention warning.
  • Rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist.

Available safety technologies include highway driving assist, intelligent speed limit assist, navigation-based smart cruise control, and a surround-view monitor. These extra options can provide peace of mind when driving around Auburn or cruising on Interstate 85.

Exterior Design and Colors

The newest Hyundai SANTA CRUZ has a unique, sporty design that distinguishes it from other pickup trucks on the east central Alabama highways. Despite its city-style profile, it has pronounced yet artful body lines and a bladed grille layered with LED headlights that make the SUV look fierce. You can choose a SANTA CRUZ in a color that reflects your style. Available options include colors such as Sage Gray, Blue Stone, Phantom Black, Hampton Gray, California Sand, and Atlas White.

The SANTA CRUZ rides on 18-inch alloy wheels, with larger 20-inch wheel designs available. The Hyundai has a 52-inch bed in the back with 27 cubic feet of cargo volume. A multifunctional tailgate allows you to load cargo or hold items easily, while the lockable under-bed compartment provides extra storage. This compartment has a drain, so you can convert it into a cooler to hold your drinks while tailgating before the Iron Bowl.

Interior Design

While the SANTA CRUZ has the rugged capability of a modern pickup truck, the interior has a refined appearance with luxury amenities. Stain-resistant cloth and a six-way adjustable driver’s seat come standard in the SE. Upper trims add leatherette or leather-trimmed upholstery, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and lumbar support. In the back, 60/40-split tip-up seats provide increased flexibility when you need more room for tools or luggage.

Available options inside the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ include heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and interior ambient lighting with 64 color modes. Dual-zone climate control is standard in all but the base trim, so you and your front-seat passenger don’t have to fight over the controls. Every passenger will enjoy a comfortable ride when you’re traveling in the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ.

Technology

The all-new SANTA CRUZ offers cutting-edge technology. Lower trims have an 8-inch infotainment display, while the three upper trims get a larger 10.25-inch display with navigation. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, so you can connect your phone without an auxiliary cord. If you enjoy jamming out to your favorite tunes on long road trips, consider the SANTA CRUZ Limited. This top-level trim has a premium eight-speaker Bose audio system for crystal-clear listening.

Find a New Hyundai SANTA CRUZ for Sale in Auburn, Alabama

With its impressive power, sleek styling, and high-tech interior, the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ is the perfect choice for Alabama drivers who want the versatility of a pickup truck and smoother, easier handling. Are you ready to test-drive the all-new SANTA CRUZ and make it yours? Come visit us at Hyundai of Auburn. We proudly serve customers from Tuskegee, Opelika, Montgomery, and eastern Alabama. We can help with all stages of the car-buying process, including scheduling a test drive, applying for financing, and servicing your vehicle. Schedule a test drive today to experience this modern marvel for yourself and see that Hyundais are cheaper in Auburn.

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