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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra Review

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2022 Hyundai
Santa Cruz

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

MSRP*: $34,125 to $53,500
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MPG - City 19 - 21 MPG 13 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 6 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) 381-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 277 hp 381 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 8,800 - 10,200 lbs
Exterior Length 195.7 in 228.9 - 247.8 in
Exterior Width 75.0 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 42.5 in
Rear 34.7 - 42.3 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 39.7 in
Rear 38.7 - 38.9 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

Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Hyundai Santa Cruz than the Toyota Tundra. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Toyota Tundra.

With the Toyota Tundra you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Santa Cruz, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Toyota Tundra, when considering MSRP.

Since the Hyundai Santa Cruz is much slimmer than the Toyota Tundra, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Tundra.

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

In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Tundra 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 Tundra.

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

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Hyundai Santa Cruz as you will the Toyota Tundra.