2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Towing Capacity

September 30th, 2021 by
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz parked with Mountains in background

The Hyundai Santa Cruz is the newest vehicle to join the Hyundai lineup, and it’s the first pickup available from the brand. As a compact pickup, the Hyundai Santa Cruz will be taking on competitors like the Honda Ridgeline to help Carson City drivers transport their cargo items with ease while also being easy to drive.

However, you may be wondering what the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz towing capacity is for your Fernley towing jobs. The Hyundai Santa Cruz can tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with AWD and the available trailer brake system. Explore the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz engine specs and towing capacity below, then read more about the Santa Cruz with our team.

2022 Santa Cruz Towing and Payload Capacity by Trim Level

The Hyundai Santa Cruz towing capacity reaches 5,000 pounds when equipped with AWD and its available trailer brakes. However, the trim level will determine how much the Santa Cruz can tow. Additionally, if the Santa Cruz trailer brakes are not installed, then each Santa Cruz model can only tow 1,650 pounds. Learn more about the Santa Cruz towing capacity by configuration below:

2022 Santa Cruz SE Towing and Payload Capacity

  • Payload FWD/AWD: 1,753 / 1,753 pounds
  • Towing FWD/AWD: 3,500 / 3,500 pounds

2022 Santa Cruz SEL Towing and Payload Capacity

  • Payload FWD/AWD: 1,731 / 1,732 pounds
  • Towing FWD/AWD: 3,500 / 3,500 pounds

2022 Santa Cruz Premium Towing and Payload Capacity

  • Payload FWD/AWD: 1,609 / 1,631 pounds
  • Towing FWD/AWD: 3,500 / 5,000 pounds

2022 Santa Cruz Limited Towing and Payload Capacity

  • Payload FWD/AWD: 1,521 / 1,609 pounds
  • Towing FWD/AWD: 3,500 / 5,000 pounds

If you’re looking to take advantage of the full 5,000-pound towing capacity, then the Santa Cruz Premium and Limited models will be the vehicles for you.

2022 Santa Cruz Engine Specs

Sparks drivers will have two engine options to choose from for the new Hyundai Santa Cruz. A 2.5L engine comes standard on each Santa Cruz model, but an optional 2.5L turbocharged engine is available as an upgrade. See the Santa Cruz engine specs below:

2.5L Engine

  • 191 hp
  • 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-Speed Transmission
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 21 City / 26 Highway

2.5L Turbo Engine

  • 281 hp
  • 311 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-Speed Transmission
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 19 City / 27 Highway

Shop the 2022 Santa Cruz Models Today

Now that you know more about the Hyundai Santa Cruz towing capacity and engine specs, visit our Reno showroom to explore each of the Santa Cruz models in person! Our welcoming staff will help you find the perfect Santa Cruz setup for your daily drives and help you save with our Hyundai specials. Visit us today and apply for financing to get behind the wheel of a new Hyundai Santa Cruz!

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