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2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Review

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2022 Ford
Maverick

MSRP*: $19,995 to $25,490
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2022 Hyundai
Santa Cruz

MSRP*: $23,990 to $39,720
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MPG - City 22 MPG 19 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 33.3 ft3 27.0 ft3
Engine 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid), 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 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 8-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 250 hp 191 - 277 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 199.7 in 195.7 in
Exterior Width 72.6 in 75.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 35.9 - 36.9 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.6 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
Passengers in the extended cab may find themselves a little more squished in the Ford Maverick than the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Ford Maverick offers just a little more head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

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). Clearly, the Ford Maverick is a better financial choice over the Hyundai Santa Cruz, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Maverick is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Maverick, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Handling
The Ford Maverick has a similar turning radius to the Hyundai Santa Cruz, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is clearly the choice over the Ford Maverick for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Maverick doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford Maverick as you will the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Ford Maverick has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Ford Maverick over that of the Hyundai Santa Cruz.