We had driven the Hyundai Santa Cruz in Palo Alto and hubby has said ever since, he would love to own one. Last week we experienced it at our home and we’re excited to share Hyundai Santa Cruz: Diverse & Ready For Anything.
I received the Hyundai Santa Cruz as a media loan, but all opinions and experiences are my own.
Hyundai Santa Cruz: Diverse & Ready For Anything
We had a few Brazilian friends ask: is it a SUV or a Truck? Well, the answer is more complicated than it seems.
I would say the Santa Cruz navigates seamlessly through the SUV, Truck spectrum.
Hyundai labeled it as a SAV, a Sport Adventure Vehicle!
Let’s start by looking at some features that makes it so unique:
Futuristic lines, a truck coming out of outerspace is a description I’ve heard from a friend who came to check the vehicle out!
Spacious but compact is my description of the Santa Cruz.
It is compact enough to fit in a tight city parking space and spacious in the interior with a bed that will fit 10′ kayaks with an extension set up and surf boards as well.
Ready To Go Off-Road
The locking all wheel drive mode gives the Santa Cruz the rugged capability to hit the dirt trails and take you hiking pretty much anywhere.
The multiple storage compartments give you the space and privacy to store items and the storage in the bed will hold your muddy boots after that long hike, without getting any of that inside the vehicle.
You can also fit your catch of the day or ice and beverages for that tailgating party!
We were able to get 24 mpg in the city and 27+ mpg on the highway with the Santa Cruz.
Love some of the premium features on the vehicle with a price point of $40320.
The cooling and heated seats and steering wheel are definitely one of my favorites!
I also love the drive modes: normal, sport, smart and snow to give you a great ride no matter what!
Comfortable Ride – Road Trip Ready
We took the Hyundai Santa Cruz on two road trips and it not only performed well but was also a comfortable and safe drive with the special safety features, such as the side view turning camera.
Holiday Trip To The Jersey Shore
We headed to Cape May, NJ to enjoy Christmas Lights, Hot Cocoa and Christmas Joy at Congress Hall in Cape May.
Such a great way to celebrate the season! Hubby and I walked around, had some hot cocoa and sat by the fire!
Parking was hard, but the Santa Cruz fit right in a tight spot which makes it in my opinion a great city ride for that reason among others!
Caroling At A Bible Study Group
The Santa Cruz was the talk of the event afterwards, when members of the group we went to sing and play carols, were asking about it in the parking lot!
I just love when a vehicle becomes an organic topic for conversation and we get to share what we love about it in IRL.
Road Trip To Farm Land In NJ
We went to visit friends for lunch in a farm area and the 20 acres invited me to drive around and check the off-road features of the Santa Cruz!
It passed the test with flying colors, love the hill descent and differential lock options and how nice it rode in the dirt/farm roads.
I was invited by Netflix to attend a screening in NYC. We went and took the Santa Cruz for that road trip as well.
NYC during the holidays is always a treat! I loved taking the Santa Cruz there. I believe it is a great city vehicle for busy on the go drivers!
The compact size helped us find parking in a packed parking garage in the city! If we had a full size truck, that would never have happened!
My friend came with us and truly enjoyed the ride as well!
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