2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz in Nanaimo, BC

Hyundai brands the Santa Cruz lineup as a Sport Adventure Vehicle, mixing SUV features with strong off-road capabilities. The vehicle offers great towing capacity without sacrificing fuel efficiency, and the open-bed cargo space is huge without compromising interior space. Read about other upgrades and outstanding features in this article.

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Trim Comparison Chart

Trims Starting Price* Seating  Wireless Charging Pad
Preferred AWD $43,448 Cloth No
Ultimate $50,248 Leather Yes

Notable Changes from the Previous Year

The new Santa Cruz is a carryover model from 2023 with a couple of key additions. There are now 20-inch alloy wheels available for the entry-level trim, included in the Trend Package, which also includes leatherette seatings and a steering wheel with haptic feedback.

Performance Specs

Performance Specs

Both trims share the same engine, a Theta III Smartstream 2.5L Turbo with Continuously Variable Valve Timing. It can deliver up to 281 horsepower with a torque capacity of 311 lb-ft. The 8-speed dual clutch transmission comes standard and includes a Shiftronic Manual Mode. Both vehicles offer fuel efficiency rates of 12.2 L / 100 km in the city and 8.7 L / 100 km on the highway.

Design Elements

Design Elements

The two trims look quite similar from the outside, apart from a few exclusive details of the higher-end Ultimate trim. You can tell it apart by its front and rear black skid plates, compared to dark chrome for the Preferred. Both models have roof rails, LED DRLs, and body-coloured door handles

Inside, the Ultimate trim offers quite a few extra comfort features. Leather seatings, eight-way power-adjustable seats, and ventilated seats are available only for this trim, while both come with a black cloth headliner and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knobs. 

Technology and Safety Features

This vehicle is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth hands-free phone systems. There’s also a standard 10.25-inch touchscreen display with navigation tools equipped with a BlueLink Connected Vehicle System in both trims. Luxury features like a wireless charging pad and an eight-speaker Bose sound system are available only for the Ultimate.

Safety features are pretty similar across the lineup, with airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, and rear child safety locks. There are also plenty of standard driving assists for both trims, such as electronic stability control, driver attention warning, lane following, lane keeping, and blindspot collision avoidance. The Ultimate trim includes even more features, like a blind view monitor, a surround-view monitor, and a highway driving assist.

Buy It Today

You can get behind the wheel of one of the most luxurious vehicles today. Visit us at Wheaton Hyundai in Nanaimo, BC, and choose the offers and conditions that best meet your needs.

* All pricing is based on Ontario MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.

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