As small vans have gotten increasingly standard in at this time’s shopper market, producers are on their tippy toes, making an attempt to overcome each final shopper whereas packing their pickups with a lot of bang for the buck.
In Grasso’s Garage this week, Hyundai delivers their just lately new to market Santa Cruz. Our Limited AWD Hampton Gray tester was actually an satisfying expertise. It sits low to the bottom, and provides an identical inside room like its sister, the Hyundai Tucson. Built on a unibody chassis, the Santa Cruz positively takes some getting used to. Its look delivers curvatures like a Tucson SUV however with a greatest on the again. Its futuristic look resembles that of what vans, whether or not EV or fuel, might appear to be in our close to future. Smaller than a half-ton pickup, just like the RAM 1500 or Chevrolet’s Silverado, the Santa Cruz is ideal for round the home chores, that journey to big-box dwelling enhancements shops, and even the ironmongery store for a load of mulch. But let’s not neglect about grocery buying, shifting small packing containers or a small trailer makes Santa the 2023 Cruz a very nice choice.
Easy to make use of inside leads the best way for Hyundai as every little thing is easy. The 10.25 inch-infotainment system together with navigation, SiriusXM and Android Auto and Apple Carplay are all on the contact of a finger tip. Although the amount knob has been eliminated utterly, we discover a quantity management on the steering wheel and push button controls on the sprint. With Bose Premium Audio and LED inside lighting, the Santa Cruz comes packed and able to conquer.
Small vans at all times have a spot in Grasso’s Garage, because the comfort of them, measurement and styling are at all times necessary, the enjoyment of an SUV’s journey peak and storage capacity aligned with a small mattress for chores, actually makes them have a objective. Although our Santa Cruz obtained a number of seems, the futuristic aesthetics takes some getting used to.
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MPG: 19 metropolis / 27 freeway / 24.2 as examined
As Tested: $41,810