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2021 Ford Ranger vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Review

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2021 Ford
Ranger

MSRP*: $24,820 to $39,035
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2022 Hyundai
Santa Cruz

MSRP*: $23,990 to $39,720
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MPG - City 19 - 21 MPG 19 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 18 - 26 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 26.5 - 51.8 ft3 27.0 ft3
Engine 270-hp, 2.3-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 10-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 hp 191 - 277 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 210.8 in 195.7 in
Exterior Width 77.8 in 75.0 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 30.4 - 34.5 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 35.9 - 38.3 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Ford Ranger. The Ford Ranger will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Cruz requires less frequent visits to the gas station than the Ford Ranger, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Ford Ranger is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Ranger is much wider than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Ranger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Handling
The Ford Ranger has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to tow, the Ford Ranger will do just as well as the Hyundai Santa Cruz, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Ranger greatly outmuscles the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Ranger 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 Ford Ranger as you will the Hyundai Santa Cruz. You'll be able to haul more material in the Ford Ranger than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.