A truck is a great way to maximize the utility of your daily drives. But their often fuel-thirsty engines, lofty price tags, and imposing space requirements can make them impractical for some shoppers. Hyundai seeks to solve this issue with the 2023 Santa Cruz, a "Sport Adventure Vehicle" that combines the open-bed utility of a pickup with the comfort and drivability of a crossover. With its spacious accommodations, abundant practicality, and myriad amenities, the Santa Cruz is unlike any other vehicle on the road. And it's available at Circle Hyundai in Shrewsbury, NJ. Here's a quick look at a few select highlights.


The Santa Cruz's standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (191 horsepower, 181 pound-feet of torque) can tow and haul up to 3,500 and 1,400 pounds, respectively, making it ideal for everyday light-duty tasks. FWD is standard, or you can select Hyundai's HTRAC All-Wheel Drive for enhanced handling and control.

Need something more capable? SEL Premium and Limited models add a turbocharger (281 hp, 311 lb-ft) and standard AWD, boosting the Santa Cruz's max tow rating to 5,000 pounds.


The Hyundai Santa Cruz is impressively configurable to suit various tasks, thanks to its multi-position tailgate, rotating D-Rings, C-channel adjustable rails, and numerous tie-downs. The composite cargo bed removes the need for a bed liner, and an available sliding and lockable cargo cover keeps your gear secure and protected from the elements. All models have a lockable and drainable under-bed compartment for additional storage.

Driver Aids

While most trucks require climbing the trim ladder to access advanced safety technologies, the Hyundai Santa Cruz offers many as standard equipment. All trim levels include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist with Lane Following Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Safe Exit Warning

Test-Drive the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz near Red Bank and Asbury Park

Reach out to Circle Hyundai today to learn more about the 2023 Santa Cruz and its available configurations, financing offers, and reservation opportunities. If you'd like to explore the appealing accommodations, amenities, and drivability firsthand, we have several examples at our Shrewsbury dealership for you to test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

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