The Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. The Competition

The Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. the Ford Maverick: Which One is Right for You?

If you are looking for a vehicle that combines the utility and mobility of an SUV with the ruggedness and versatility of a pickup truck, then you might be considering getting either a 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle or a 2022 Ford Maverick pickup truck. While both of these vehicles offer plenty of interesting qualities and features, at Hyundai of Lufkin we think you will want to get the Hyundai Santa Fe. If you end up choosing the Hyundai Santa Cruz, you will want to visit our dealership in Lufkin, just 14 minutes from Huntington, TX. Here is a comparison of the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick, so you can make an informed decision.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
The 2022 Ford Maverick


The Hyundai Santa Cruz has a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine, while the Ford Maverick has a 2.5-liter hybrid engine. The engines of both the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Ford Maverick generate 191 horsepower. However, the Hyundai Santa base trim generates more torque than the Ford Maverick base trim: the Hyundai Santa Cruz generates 181 pound-feet of torque, while the Ford Maverick generates 151 pound-feet of torque. The Hyundai Santa Cruz also has substantially more towing power than the Ford Maverick, which might make all the difference for camping enthusiasts in Diboll, TX. The Hyundai Santa Cruz has a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, while the Ford Maverick has a standard towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.


The Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick have similar interior dimensions, but the Santa Cruz is slightly roomier and has more interior features. Both vehicles have five seats, and the Hyundai Santa Cruz has a passenger volume of 101.8 cubic feet while the Ford Maverick has a passenger volume of 100.3 cubic feet. The Hyundai Santa Cruz doesn't just have a spacious interior; it also comes standard with stain-resistant and odor-resistant cloth seats, so you can always have peace of mind about the cleanliness of your cabin.


The Hyundai Santa Cruz has some important standard safety features that the Ford Maverick lacks, an important factor for families in Livingston, TX. The Santa Cruz comes standard with Driver Attention Warning, which monitors your driving patterns and looks out for signs of driver fatigue. If you start to exhibit signs of driving fatigue, the Driver Attention Warning system will alert you and suggest that you take a break from driving to rest. The Ford maverick doesn't have this feature. Additionally, the Hyundai Santa Cruz comes standard with Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, which help you keep the vehicle centered in the lane at all times. While similar features are available with the Ford Maverick, they do not come standard, so you will have to pay extra to include them.

Hyundai Shopper Assurance

At Hyundai of Lufkin, we place great importance on your experience at our dealership. That is why we have Hyundai Shopper Assurance, a process that ensures that you have an optimal shopping experience. Here is what Hyundai Shopper Assurance consists of:

  • Transparent Pricing: We always list prices of the vehicles in our inventory, making it easy for you to make comparisons.
  • Flexible Test Drives: You can test drive any model in our dealership, and we will drive a vehicle to your home or workplace so you can try it.
  • Streamlined Purchasing: At Hyundai of Lufkin, we let you calculate your monthly payments, value your trade-in, apply for credit, and get approved for financing all from the comfort of your home in Crockett, TX.
  • Three-Day Worry-Free Exchange: If you change your mind and want a different vehicle after your purchase, you have three days to return to our dealership and exchange it for another Hyundai model.

Test Drive a 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Today

The Hyundai Santa Cruz is a fantastic option for drivers who love adventure, as well as a practical vehicle with a multitude of applications. If you want to take one on a test drive, contact us today!

  1. Hyundai of Lufkin

    3101 S. Medford Drive
    Lufkin, TX 75901

    • Sales: (936) 630-1200
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