Sep 30, 2021
First of all, Santa Cruz is not a pickup. Hyundai is adamant that it’s a Sport Adventure Vehicle designed for urban dwellers to get their chores done. With a 52-inch molded composite bed, it’s much smaller than Honda Ridgeline and easier to garage than any mid-sized pickup. Tom Voelk drives to (where else?) Santa Cruz, California to check out a turbocharged AWD Limited model to see if the Hyundai designers and engineers have found the perfect utility vehicle wave, or created another Subaru Baja.