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2022 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Colorado

MSRP*: $29,400 to $44,200
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2022 Hyundai
Santa Cruz

MSRP*: $23,990 to $39,720
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MPG - City 16 - 19 MPG 19 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 18 - 25 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 41.3 - 49.9 ft3 27.0 ft3
Engine 181-hp, 2.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel), 200-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 308-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, Transmission Overdrive Switch 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 200 - 308 hp 191 - 277 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 7,700 lbs 3,500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 212.4 - 224.9 in 195.7 in
Exterior Width 74.3 - 76.7 in 75.0 in
Leg Room Front 45.0 in
Rear 28.6 - 35.8 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.7 - 38.3 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Cruz than in the Chevrolet Colorado. The Chevrolet Colorado will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Colorado as you will with the Hyundai Santa Cruz, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Colorado is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Colorado is about the same width as the Hyundai Santa Cruz. If you go with the Chevrolet Colorado, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Handling
The Chevrolet Colorado has a significantly larger turning radius than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Chevrolet Colorado is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Cruz for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Colorado greatly outmuscles the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Colorado does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Colorado as you will the Hyundai Santa Cruz. You'll be able to haul more material in the Chevrolet Colorado than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.