Santa Cruz Is AutoTrader’s Best Compact Truck of the Year

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz | Toronto, ON

Last summer, the truck world was rocked to its core when the all-new Hyundai Santa Cruz was introduced. With its unique style and practical capability, the compact truck quickly became a favorite in the industry. So it’s no surprise that the Santa Cruz has been named the Best Compact Truck of the Year by AutoTrader.

AutoTrader Awards

More than 20 automotive journalists evaluated all 2022 model year vehicles for the 2022 AutoTrader Awards. The experts used 12 key criteria to assess each model before giving out a total of 30 awards across the industry. 

“The Hyundai Santa Cruz distinguished itself from its competitors with its functional capability, stand-out design and array of technology features,” said Jodi Lai, editor-in-chief at “We are excited to see automotive manufacturers continue to innovate and cater to the Canada’s most diverse consumer segment, and we are proud to be the entity that evaluates and recognizes their efforts while providing Canadians expert advice throughout their car-buying process.”

New Features

One of the highlights of the new Santa Cruz is its versatile bed with LED lighting, an integrated sliding and lockable tonneau cover, lockable under-bed waterproof storage compartment, and integrated rear bumper steps. This Sport Adventure Vehicle is also equipped with a 115-volt power outlet and an adjustable rail and cleat system with six tie-down points.

If you’d like to learn more about the award-winning Santa Cruz, contact our team or visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario.