2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date: New Features, Specs & More

Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date is expected to be sometime in either late Summer or early Fall 2022, and we’re ready to welcome this updated compact truck into our inventory. So, what does the newest name in pickup truck capabilities bring to the 2023 model year? Power, performance, style, comfort, and more. With its unique blend of SUV smoothness and pickup practicality, you’ll find the perfect mix of benefits for your active lifestyle.

See what the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz has in store below, and visit Jim Ellis Hyundai for a closer look once it arrives.

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Interior Features

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date is not expected to bring significant changes to the Santa Cruz interior. We anticipate minor tweaks to its trim packages and upholstery options, but the same great tech and comfort features from 2022 should be here, ready to please.

No matter if the available 10.25-inch digital instrument display or heated and ventilated eight-way power driver’s seat from the 2022 model excites you, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz should keep the hits rolling. You can get a Bose® premium sound system, leather seating trim, stain and odor repelling upholstery, wireless smartphone charging, and much more with a new Hyundai Santa Cruz for sale.

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Engine & Performance Specs

Whether you’re looking for a competent and efficient commuter or a thrill-seeking adventurer, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz will offer a powertrain option for your lifestyle.

With the current 2022 model, you can choose the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to get 191 horsepower, 181 pound-feet of torque, and an EPA-estimated 21/26 MPG (city/highway)1 with FWD. HTRAC All Wheel Drive (AWD) is optional for this engine and adds some exploration-ready capabilities to the mix.

Step up to the 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for thrills with 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. Complemented by standard HTRAC AWD and an EPA-estimated 19/27 MPG (city/highway)1, this turbo power combines the best of both worlds. To get a fuller sense of what this vehicle has to offer without purchasing it, consider our new Hyundai lease deals.

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Towing & Cargo Capacity

We expect the same immensely competitive towing capacity as 2022. In particular, the Santa Cruz can tow up to 5,000 pounds2 when properly equipped, hauling like trucks well above its weight.

With 27 cubic feet of bed cargo capacity and up to 1,753 pounds of payload3 when properly configured, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is ready for every adventure you have planned.

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Colors

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date is expected to bring a new stealthy “Night” trim level and extra colors to the party. Here are the anticipated paint options for a 2023 Santa Cruz:

  • California Sand (new)
  • Atlas White (new)
  • Phantom Black
  • Hampton Gray
  • Ice White
  • Sage Gray
  • Blue Stone
  • Mojave Sand

2023 Santa Cruz: Coming Soon to Our Atlanta, GA, Hyundai Dealership

We’re eagerly awaiting this new, uniquely cool pickup truck at our Hyundai dealer. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. Thanks for checking out this sneak peek; we hope to see you soon in a new Santa Cruz.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the new Hyundai Santa Cruz be available?

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date is expected for either late Summer or early Fall 2022. It’s almost here, and we can’t wait to see all the updated benefits, new colors, and additional trim levels. To keep up-to-date on this vehicle, contact our team, who can let you know when more information becomes available.

What’s new on the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz?

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz is expected to offer most of the same features and powertrains as 2022. However, a new “Night” trim level and some freshly stirred new paint options should arrive with this new model.

How much can the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz tow?

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz can tow up to a whopping 5,000 pounds2 when properly equipped, and we expect the 2023 Santa Cruz to either retain this maximum rating or possibly even offer more.


1All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.


2Towing capability varies by configuration. See the towing guide in the Owner’s Manual for proper use and additional information.


3Payload Capacity is the calculation of GVWR minus curb weight and should be used for comparison purposes only. The maximum amount of passenger and cargo weight your vehicle can carry is the Maximum Load Limit/Vehicle Capacity Weight of 1411 lbs., indicated on the label(s) on the driver’s door jamb. Never exceed the maximum load limit. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

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