Compare 2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
2022 Ford Maverick 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Starting MSRP *
  $19,995 $23,990
MPG (City/Highway) **
  40/33 21/26
Truck Bed Length
  54.4 in. 48.4 in.
Front Leg Room
  42.8 in. 41.4 in.

2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Serving Richardson, TX

In 2022, the small truck market will expand with two new options. The 2022 Ford Maverick is a well-equipped truck that sits on the same body platform used to create the Bronco Sport and the Escape. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a truck referred to as a sports activity vehicle, and its price range is noticeably higher than the Maverick’s prices. What else should you know about the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz before you pick out your next small truck?


Both of these new truck models have been styled with their brand’s design language. The Ford model has a tall cabin with a flat hood and smooth sides. The nose is encompassed by a rectangular grille and a pair of stacked, squared-off headlights. The grille design shows a dual-bar element with a metallic finish running horizontally. The Santa Cruz approaches style from a different perspective. It has a short truck bed with a long cabin, and the profile is decidedly curvaceous. The sides are crisply accentuated. The front end shows off Hyundai’s new radiating grille style, and this grille has embedded headlights.


These are both five-passenger, four-door trucks, and both models have a variety of shared features. The Maverick’s interior design is defined by a floating display screen with layers throughout the dashboard for distinction. The Santa Cruz’s dashboard shows an integrated display screen. Both models offer automatic climate control, a digital screen for the driver’s gauges, smart device app integration, a keyless ignition, and heated front seats.


Differences between the 2022 Ford Maverick and the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz continue under the hood. You can choose between a hybrid engine and a gas engine if you opt for the Ford Maverick. The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder base engine is linked with an electric motor to deliver 191 horsepower. It is tied to a continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive. The Maverick's higher-level engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Santa Cruz has two gas engines only. The entry-level powertrain is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder system. It is similar to the Maverick’s base engine, but it lacks the hybrid component.

North Central Ford’s sales team is available to help you discover the Maverick’s full potential on the road. To make arrangements for a 2022 Maverick test drive and to receive the full support of a friendly Ford specialist, contact North Central Ford today.

* MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.
** Targeted EPA-estimated 40 City mpg/33 Highway mpg/37 Combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.