2024 GMC Canyon vs. 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz Review

Picture of the 2024 GMC Canyon

2024 GMC

MSRP*: $36,000 to $54,300
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2024 Hyundai
Santa Cruz

MSRP*: $26,900 to $41,320
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MPG - City 16 - 19 MPG 19 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 16 - 23 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 41.9 ft3 27.0 ft3
  • 310-hp, 2.7-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 310 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity 6,000 - 7,700 lbs 3,500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 213.2 in 195.7 in
Exterior Width 72.5 in 75.0 in
Leg Room Front 45.2 in
Rear 34.7 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 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 GMC Canyon. The GMC Canyon will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Canyon 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 GMC Canyon will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, which has a much lower MSRP.

Since the GMC Canyon is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Cruz, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the GMC Canyon, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

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

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

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