Pickup trucks are versatile vehicles that let you take on the great outdoors and commute through cities and towns with ease. Two excellent options are the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz-both with the ability to tackle nature and the city.

West Point Ford has put together this Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz comparison to help friends from West Point, King William, and Williamsburg, Virginia, decide which truck is best for them. Give this comparison a read to learn all about both vehicles.

Ford Maverick vs Hyundai Santa Cruz Fuel Economy and Performance

As you decide on a truck, important factors to consider are performance and fuel economy.

The Santa Cruz has two engine options. The standard engine-a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine-provides 191 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 26 highway MPG. Depending on if you're more interested in off-roading or towing, the Santa Cruz gives you the option of standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.

The 2022 Ford Maverick also has two engine options. The standard engine under the hood of the Maverick is a hybrid engine, a 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine that puts out 191 horsepower.

Like the Santa Cruz, the Maverick also offers front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The Maverick even has selectable drive modes to customize your driving experience:

  • Normal
  • Slippery
  • Eco
  • Sport
  • Tow/Haul

Ford Maverick vs Hyundai Santa Cruz Cargo Space

As you consider a truck, you want to know you're getting the most space you can for your passengers.

The Santa Cruz offers an impressive amount of legroom with:

  • 41.4 inches in the front row
  • 36.5 inches in the back row

The Santa Cruz's hip room comes to 54.5 inches in the front row and 53.5 inches in the second row.

In comparison, the Ford Maverick has more room for hips and legs. The legroom in the Maverick reaches an impressive 42.8 inches in the front and 36.9 inches in the rear row. There is also plenty of room to stretch out, with 55.4 inches of hip room in the first row and 54.1 inches in the back row.

Ford Maverick vs Hyundai Santa Cruz Flexibility and Versatility

As we mentioned earlier in this comparison, both the Maverick and the Santa Cruz are known for versatility. This flexibility allows you to take on whatever tasks are a part of your day and have some fun, too.

Flex tailgates are part of both trucks, so you can position them as you need.

Each truck contains plenty of tech, too. To help you keep your hands on the wheel and still stay connected, the Maverick and the Santa Cruz have Bluetooth® compatibility. There are infotainment systems inside each cabin, too, so you can:

  • Stream Music
  • Get In-vehicle Navigation
  • Voice-Activate Apps

The Ford Maverick's versatility goes one step further than the Santa Cruz's. The Maverick's compact dimensions offer easy access to bed and side storage from outside the truck. Opt for available storage cubbies in your truck bed so you have everything you might need within reach.

Which Truck Comes Out on Top?

The Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz are fierce competition for one another. However, when you compare interior cabin size, flexibility, and performance, the Ford Maverick comes away the clear winner.

Our team at West Point Ford is happy to introduce our friends and neighbors from around the West Point, King William, and Williamsburg, VA, areas to this impressive, hybrid Ford truck. We'll teach you what you need to know about the Maverick and help pick out available features that meet your needs.

Contact us to schedule a test drive of the Maverick today!

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