December 7

Is the Hyundai Santa Cruz Good for Off-Roading?


The Hyundai SANTA CRUZ debuted in 2021 and is back for the 2024 model year with an exciting facelift. Its new features make it the perfect vehicle for adventure lovers. We’re excited to show off this pickup truck at Huffines Hyundai McKinney. If you like the rush of off-roading in your auto, the 2024 SANTA CRUZ will satisfy your adrenaline cravings. 

Test the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ

The 2024 SANTA CRUZ stands out in the lineup of brand-new Hyundai vehicles for its exceptional off-roading capabilities. It’s an exciting combination of an SUV and a pickup truck, creating a new category of sport adventure vehicles. The innovative nature of this SUV and truck crossbreed means you can get creative with your outdoor adventures and put the Hyundai SANTA CRUZ to the test.

Install a truck-bed tent and camp under the stars in North Texas. Easily load and unload your dirt bike with the multifunction tailgate, or haul up to two mountain bikes in the spacious truck bed. If you prefer to hit the slopes, pack your skiing or snowboarding gear with peace of mind knowing it’s well-protected with the available retractable lockable tonneau cover. Or if you want to head south to the Gulf Coast to catch some waves, get the available roof rails to strap on a surfboard or two.

Maneuver Around Any Obstacle

The advanced high strength and high tensile steel of the body give the 2024 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ outstanding durability against any obstacle. Its rugged, sporty look matches its dynamic power and handling capabilities. Take the anti-lock braking system with four-wheel disc brakes, for example. If you’re off-roading through the woods and a deer crosses your path, you can trust this pickup to stop and prevent a collision.

It has an inline four-cylinder engine that produces 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Other standard features include a front suspension with a MacPherson strut with coil springs and a self-leveling rear suspension with a multi-link design. The standard motor driven power steering allows the motor to assist you in steering the vehicle in case the engine or power is cut off. These features come in handy when you need extra strength or reliability to maneuver around obstacles on rugged terrains.

Hit the Trails

Head west to Bridgeport, Texas, and visit the Northwest OHV Park to take your SANTA CRUZ off-roading. Here, you’ll find over 25 miles of trails in various difficulty levels. The truck’s durable exterior can withstand the elements of any terrain with its muscular front fenders and hidden LED daytime running lights. 

The SANTA CRUZ comes standard with front-wheel drive, which is perfect for delivering the responsive traction needed for off-roading safely. Front-wheel drive is optimal for off-roading because more traction helps the vehicle pull forward on slick trails covered in mud or gravel. If you’re on a slippery hill, you can rely on this Hyundai truck to navigate this terrain with precision. 

Another plus side of front-wheel drive is energy conservation. Since the engine’s crankshafts rotate in the same direction as the front wheels, there’s less friction, so it uses less power. All-wheel drive is available on the 2024 SANTA CRUZ if you prefer.

Other Noteworthy Features of the Hyundai Truck

There’s a reason why the 2024 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ is the ultimate adventure vehicle. It features helpful accessories and great cargo and towing capacities that are equally as impressive as its off-roading capabilities. Here are some of the top specs to consider. 

Roomy Interior With Plenty of Storage

The 2024 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ boasts impressive seating and cargo capacities commonly associated with SUVs while offering extra convenience with its truck bed. Bring your friends or family along for your next adventure. This small crew cab pickup comfortably seats five people with a passenger volume of 101.8 cubic feet. The spacious interior offers plenty of legroom with 41.4 inches in the front and 36.5 inches in the rear, so no one’s legs will feel cramped after a long ride.

Innovative Truck Bed

The SANTA CRUZ features a 60/40 split for the rear seats, and they tilt up for extra storage underneath. The sport adventure vehicle’s versatile cargo configurations don’t stop there. The open truck bed boasts 27 cubic feet of volume with molded-in bed pockets and hidden storage bins. Securely strap your favorite off-roading bikes to enhance your next adventure with the truck bed tie-downs with six tie-down points. 

If you need more room to store your travel essentials, check out the underfloor storage of the truck bed. It’s lockable and features a one-way drain, so it can double as a cooler to pack your favorite drinks to stay hydrated on the trails. Are you planning an overnight stay at a local campground and need an electric hookup? The 2024 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ features a 115-volt power outlet in the truck bed’s sidewall storage.

Irresistible Accessories and Add-Ons

Do you like to deck out your Hyundai with the best accessories? You’ll love what’s available for the 2024 SANTA CRUZ. Enhance your bed volume with the truck bed extender, and protect the lining from dents and scratches with the rubber mat. Prevent your gear from rolling around the truck bed with the available cargo net, or secure up to 220 pounds of equipment on the available roof side rails with the cargo cross-bar accessory. Add the available mud flaps to protect your tires if you plan to hit muddy trails.

Powerful Towing Capacity

Equip your 2024 SANTA CRUZ with the available tow hitch kit with trailer brakes and four- or seven-pin pre-trailer wiring for outstanding towing capacity. When properly equipped, the SE and SEL trim levels can tow up to 3,500 pounds, and the Night, XRT, and Limited trims can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Depending on your trim, your Hyundai truck can tow a small trailer with a jet ski or boat, perfect for a day on the water in the Gulf of Mexico. Or haul an ATV for even more off-roading adventures.

Check Out the 2024 SANTA CRUZ at Huffines Hyundai McKinney

Want to learn more about the 2024 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ? Our expert sales team at Huffines Hyundai McKinney can answer your questions and set you up with a test drive. Call us at 469-525-4300, or visit us at 1301 N. Central Expressway in McKinney, Texas. Ask about our new car specials to get a deal and save money on your next vehicle purchase.


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