The All-New Hyundai Santa Cruz is Ready for Adventure Near Portland, ME

The Hyundai Santa Cruz is a brand-new vehicle from Hyundai this year. In addition to making its debut, the Santa Cruz also bears the proud distinction of being the first Sport Adventure Vehicle (SAV) on the market, and now available in Auburn, ME. The Santa Cruz is essentially a crossover that borrows some elements from a pickup truck but brings some of its own unique elements to the table as well. The Santa Cruz is appealing to Saco area drivers for its attractive and versatile exterior design that includes an open-air cab design, and for its well-designed interior that has a number of conveniences including top-notch technology and safety.

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Performance and Handling

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz stands out for its exceptional performance and handling capabilities. The Santa Cruz uses a gasoline engine for power as its base engine, and you can also get an available upgrade for the Santa Cruz if you want to maximize performance and power even more. At a minimum, you will get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with the Santa Cruz that comes with an automatic eight-speed transmission. The engine is capable of 191 horsepower and slightly more than 180 pound-feet of torque.

You can also opt for a stronger engine with the Santa Cruz. The second engine available is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has an increased power rating of 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The Santa Cruz gets a dual-clutch automatic for the transmission with smooth shifting technology for the gearing. The Santa Cruz is capable of towing 5,000 pounds.

Interior Design

Whether you stick with the base 18-inch wheels or upgrade to the slightly larger 20-inch wheels with the Hyundai Santa Cruz, rides around the Westbrook, ME area will feel equally enjoyable. The Santa Cruz has an adaptive suspension system that effortlessly smooths over bumps on the road.

Along with providing superior ride comfort and quality, the Santa Cruz also has comfortable front seats with bolsters. The seats have plenty of padding in both rows and provide all the support you need even for longer drives. There is room for five people in the Santa Cruz, and there is plenty of cargo space in the back for your gear.

Technology and Safety

The Hyundai Santa Cruz is well-equipped in the areas of safety and technology. The base model starts out with an eight-inch touchscreen display, but you can get a larger screen up to 10.25 inches as an alternative. While they may differ slightly in size, both infotainment systems have high-resolution display screens and a user-friendly design.

The Santa Cruz has an impressive number of technology components, and it adds even more amenities as you move up in trim level. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® are both standard in wireless form. When you upgrade to the top trim level, however, which is called the Limited, you can enjoy even more features. The Limited comes with a premium 10.25-inch touchscreen. The top trim also has navigation-based cruise control and other highlights including wireless smartphone connectivity.

The Hyundai Santa Cruz has just as many noteworthy safety aids as it does infotainment features and technology. The Santa Cruz has an array of safety components designed to keep you safe and avoid accidents in the first place on the road. One notable feature is a 360-degree camera that has a high-resolution display screen.

The Santa Cruz also offers an assortment of advanced driver-assist safety aids as well, including:

  • Forward collision avoidance
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Smart cruise control with stop and go technology

Test Drive the Hyundai Santa Cruz Near Augusta, ME

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