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Reservations for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE, SEL, SEL Premium and Limited are open and require a $100 refundable deposit. You can configure and reserve your Santa Cruz by visiting this page: 2022 Santa Cruz Debut | Sport Adventure Vehicle | Hyundai USA. It officially goes on-sale Summer 2021.
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2022 Santa Cruz SE

SE
  • 3,500-lb. towing capacity⁠
  • 1,410-lb. payload⁠
  • 8-inch color touchscreen display audio⁠
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™⁠
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®⁠
  • 4.3-foot composite molded bed⁠

2022 Santa Cruz SEL

SEL
  • Available 10.25" Digital Gauge Cluster⁠
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist⁠
  • Proximity Key with push button start⁠
  • 8-way heated power driver seat with adjustable lumbar support⁠
  • Heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals⁠
  • Bluelink® Connected Car System⁠

2022 Santa Cruz SEL Premium

SEL Premium
  • 8-speed Wet Dual Clutch Transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC®⁠
  • LED headlights⁠
  • Hyundai Digital Key
  • ⁠Dual automatic temperature control⁠
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shifter⁠
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/ HomeLink®⁠

2022 Santa Cruz Limited

Limited
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation⁠
  • Bose Premium Audio⁠
  • Ventilated and heated leather trimmed seats with heated leather-wrapped steering wheel⁠
  • Available 20-inch alloy wheels⁠
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)⁠
  • Premium dark chrome exterior accents⁠
 

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I just read a review of the Santa Cruz and reserved a Limited. I've been looking for a vehicle to replace my Ford Sport Trac and this looks to be the one!
 

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I did a limited also, with all wheel drive in desert sand. It will replace my Honda Passport. What color did you reserve?
Black. That is the color of my Sport Trac. I would pick a different color, but none of them appeal to me at the moment.
We can change when we discuss what we want with the dealer, I'm sure.
 

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Black. That is the color of my Sport Trac. I would pick a different color, but none of them appeal to me at the moment.
We can change when we discuss what we want with the dealer, I'm sure.
I didn't actually reserve anything yet, but I'm the other vote for black. Besides white, I'm not sure the other colors will age well over the next 10 years (which is how long I keep cars). So it's black for me.
 

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I did a limited also, with all wheel drive in desert sand. It will replace my Honda Passport. What color did you reserve?
Hello fellow Passport owner. I am also thinking of replacing mine as well with a Santa Cruz! I am a little concerned about ground clearance though. I use the full clearance on my Passport, plus gained a touch more with my larger AT tires. Was also thinking of lifting the Passport eventually too. Really hope the aftermarket can solve some basic lift options on this and fitting some decent AT rubber will work better than the Passport.
 

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It says right on the registration page, that the $100 does not really "reserve" a vehicle. You do that through the dealership and you have to go to the dealership to get your $100 back if you change your mind.
 

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It says right on the registration page, that the $100 does not really "reserve" a vehicle. You do that through the dealership and you have to go to the dealership to get your $100 back if you change your mind.
Reserving a vehicle puts you to the front of the line, and the dealer will help you to locate a vehicle that matches what you want. This makes sense, since these are not build-to-order vehicles.

This is what the FAQ says, in reference to refunds:

Is my reservation deposit refundable?⁠Click to collapse
Yes, unused reservation fees are fully refundable. We understand things change. If you would like a refund, you can call the SANTA CRUZ concierge center at 844-966-3434 or email [email protected] with your request. Only the $100 you have put down will be refunded.

How long does it take to process a refund?⁠Click to collapse
Refunds are processed as quickly as possible. Typically, this takes no longer than 2-4 business days. Once processed, there may be additional time for your credit card company to update your account to show the credit. If you have any issues, please contact a SANTA CRUZ concierge agent at 844-966-3434 or email [email protected].

I figured that throwing a fully refundable $100 deposit out there was worth it to me to be able to get one quickly. I'm in need of a vehicle and this seems to be a cheap and easy way to get to the front of the line.
 

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It says right on the registration page, that the $100 does not really "reserve" a vehicle. You do that through the dealership and you have to go to the dealership to get your $100 back if you change your mind.
Yeah it's why they leave the reservation options as broad as possible. So they don't get burned by someone ordering something really specific and backing out.
 

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It's all kind of pointless without pricing because that is what is going to make or break this vehicle. Too expensive, such as nearing Ridgeline prices and it will be sitting on lots.
I agree totally. Anything over $40-42000 loaded (limited trim) will be a dealbreaker for me.
 

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It's all kind of pointless without pricing because that is what is going to make or break this vehicle. Too expensive, such as nearing Ridgeline prices and it will be sitting on lots.
It looks like you'll at least be able to make changes once you start to finalize your reservation.

Your dealer will confirm your next steps.⁠
Your dealer will reach out to finalize your reservation request, discuss your configuration availability, pricing, and any changes you’d like to make. Submitting a reservation request is not a vehicle order or purchase and does not guarantee availability.
 

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Hi all, I also threw $100 down just to maybe get one sooner if I decide to actually buy it. I love the styling, but it will all come down to the price, as others have stated. If the top trim is over$35-$40k, I'll just buy a Honda Ridgeline.
 

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Hello fellow Passport owner. I am also thinking of replacing mine as well with a Santa Cruz! I am a little concerned about ground clearance though. I use the full clearance on my Passport, plus gained a touch more with my larger AT tires. Was also thinking of lifting the Passport eventually too. Really hope the aftermarket can solve some basic lift options on this and fitting some decent AT rubber will work better than the Passport.
Welcome @sfd
Would you get an off-road version of the Santa Cruz if Hyundai added it to the lineup?
 

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Hi all, I also threw $100 down just to maybe get one sooner if I decide to actually buy it. I love the styling, but it will all come down to the price, as others have stated. If the top trim is over$35-$40k, I'll just buy a Honda Ridgeline.
Welcome @nojovo! Which model did you go with and how did you spec it?
As for official Santa Cruz Limited pricing, I don't see it being much more than $10k before options above the estimated MSRP from $25k.
Have you tested out any other new pickups and would consider getting them?
 

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None. I don't see the advantage as it may be a hassle and one more thing I have to remember to do to get my money back, and I haven't seen any hands-on reviews yet alone sat in a few to know for sure what trim and color I want.

I see a great value prospect in the SC, but if the first ones are selling for 100% MSRP or higher with dealer add-ons like $500 undercoatings and $500 BS fees, there may be better value in alternatives that are also being updated for 2022 and may see steeper discounts in real world pricing. For example, the old truck I'm in now we thought was out of our price range and not a contender being so fully loaded, but when we low balled anyway an out the door price well over $10K under MSRP and said that's the best we could do in callbacks and then finally got a callback a few days later with acceptance we bit.

Its one of those things where a $35K MSRP Santa Cruz being so fresh and full of hype may end up having to compete with $45K merely refreshed competitors that are steeply discounted if you keep your options open.

Personally, I'm not shopping for a very specific set of features, but more or less what is the coolest vehicle that meets our basic needs for $30-35K or so.
 

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Hi all, I also threw $100 down just to maybe get one sooner if I decide to actually buy it. I love the styling, but it will all come down to the price, as others have stated. If the top trim is over$35-$40k, I'll just buy a Honda Ridgeline.
Congrats @nojovo! What drew you to the Santa Cruz?
 

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None. I don't see the advantage as it may be a hassle and one more thing I have to remember to do to get my money back, and I haven't seen any hands-on reviews yet alone sat in a few to know for sure what trim and color I want.

I see a great value prospect in the SC, but if the first ones are selling for 100% MSRP or higher with dealer add-ons like $500 undercoatings and $500 BS fees, there may be better value in alternatives that are also being updated for 2022 and may see steeper discounts in real world pricing. For example, the old truck I'm in now we thought was out of our price range and not a contender being so fully loaded, but when we low balled anyway an out the door price well over $10K under MSRP and said that's the best we could do in callbacks and then finally got a callback a few days later with acceptance we bit.

Its one of those things where a $35K MSRP Santa Cruz being so fresh and full of hype may end up having to compete with $45K merely refreshed competitors that are steeply discounted if you keep your options open.

Personally, I'm not shopping for a very specific set of features, but more or less what is the coolest vehicle that meets our basic needs for $30-35K or so.
It will be interesting if Honda and Nissan become more willing to offer discounts on the Ridgeline and Frontier to try and keep people interested in them over the Santa Cruz. On the flip side if Hyundai dealers try to mark this truck up they're going to lose customers fast.
 

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It will be interesting if Honda and Nissan become more willing to offer discounts on the Ridgeline and Frontier to try and keep people interested in them over the Santa Cruz. On the flip side if Hyundai dealers try to mark this truck up they're going to lose customers fast.
Frontier is finally new so might command a premium as well, but the old outdated ones they used to almost give them away... then again recently the last gens were practically old enough to buy alcohol for themselves at Specs drive through. :giggle:
 
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