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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma Review

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2022 Hyundai
Santa Cruz

MSRP*: $23,990 to $39,720
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2021 Toyota
Tacoma

MSRP*: $26,400 to $47,030
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MPG - City 19 - 21 MPG 17 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG 20 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 2 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 27.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 159-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 278-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 277 hp 159 - 278 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 3,500 - 6,800 lbs
Exterior Length 195.7 in 212.3 - 225.5 in
Exterior Width 75.0 in 74.4 - 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 24.6 - 32.6 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 39.7 in
Rear 34.9 - 38.3 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
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Hyundai Santa Cruz than the Toyota Tacoma. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Toyota Tacoma.

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 Toyota Tacoma, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Cruz will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Tacoma.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Cruz is about the same width as the Toyota Tacoma. 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 Toyota Tacoma.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Tacoma 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 Toyota Tacoma.

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

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Cruz offers a little more seating capacity than the Toyota Tacoma, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them.