Hyundai Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz combines the attributes of a small SUV and a pickup truck into one vehicle. Similar in concept to the larger Honda Ridgeline, the Tucson-based Santa Cruz could be perfect for the buyer who wants a stylish mode of transport with car-like ride, handling, and maneuverability but who also occasionally needs an open bed to avoid getting their SUV’s cargo area dirty.
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.


We expect the 2022 Santa Cruz to be less reliable than other new cars. This prediction is based on Hyundai's brand history, and the Santa Fe and Kia Sorento that shared the same powertrain.

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The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls

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For this Rating, we averaged a model’s Overall Reliability for the newest three years, provided the vehicle did not change significantly in that time and hasn’t been redesigned for 2021. We include a prediction for a model that is new or has been redesigned, based on its reliability history or the manufacturer’s track record.
Mar 28, 2022
An oil leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components, can increase the risk of a fire.
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2022 Santa Fe and Santa Cruz vehicles. The oil supply pipe to the turbocharger may crack, which could result in an oil leak in the engine compartment.
What should you do:
Dealers will replace the turbocharger oil supply pipe, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed May 26, 2022. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall 222.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V197000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16
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