2023 Ford Ranger vs. 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz Review

Picture of the 2023 Ford Ranger

2023 Ford

MSRP*: $27,400 to $40,945
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Picture of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2024 Hyundai
Santa Cruz

MSRP*: $26,900 to $41,320
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 19 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 26 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 43.3 - 51.8 ft3 27.0 ft3
  • 270-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 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 39.8 in
Rear 35.9 - 38.3 in
Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 39.6 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

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 offers just a little more head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

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

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.

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.

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.

When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Ranger greatly outmuscles the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

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.

The Ford Ranger has less seating than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, making the Hyundai Santa Cruz the better choice if you often have passengers. You'll be able to haul more material in the Ford Ranger than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.