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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2021 Jeep Gladiator Review

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2022 Hyundai
Santa Cruz

MSRP*: $23,990 to $39,720
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2021 Jeep
Gladiator

MSRP*: $34,960 to $45,240
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MPG - City 19 - 21 MPG 16 - 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 27.0 ft3 35.5 ft3
Engine 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 277 hp 285 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 4,000 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 195.7 in 218.0 in
Exterior Width 75.0 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 38.3 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 40.8 - 42.8 in
Rear 40.8 - 42.8 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 Jeep Gladiator than in the Hyundai Santa Cruz. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Jeep Gladiator.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Cruz as you will with the Jeep Gladiator, 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). Clearly, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is a better financial choice over the Jeep Gladiator, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Cruz is a little wider than the Jeep Gladiator, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Cruz, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Jeep Gladiator.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Cruz has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Jeep Gladiator, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Gladiator is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Cruz for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is clearly outclassed by the Jeep Gladiator.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Cruz offers much less torque than the Jeep Gladiator, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Hyundai Santa Cruz as you will the Jeep Gladiator. The Jeep Gladiator has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.