2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Given its low starting price, you will be amazed with the many features that you will get in the 2022 Ford Maverick. This one has punchy engines to offer, and promises SUV-like handling. It also shares the same stylish cabin design with that of its opponent in this battle – the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz. The latter, likewise promises good fuel economy. With all these said, let us take a look at the differences of these two in order to establish which one is better over the other.

Design & Style

When looking at exterior dimensions for these two cars, you will clearly see that the 2022 Ford Maverick wins. This is because it is 121.1 inches long on the wheelbase, and has an overall length of 199.7 inches, as well as a height of 68.7 inches. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz measures 118.3 inches on the wheelbase, with an overall length of 195.7 inches, while its height is at 66.7 inches. It is wider because it is 75 inches in that department, and the Ford only gets 72.6 inches.

In addition to that, the 2022 Maverick has that bold and attractive cabin style. You will find many of its components a little underrated when compared to others, but the way each element is placed is worth everyone’s approval. Such rational placement makes the cabin definitely a winner for the compact truck. The Santa Cruz gets its own inner contemporary vibe and also has a well-designed cabin.

Technology & Safety

The Maverick uses an eight-inch user-friendly infotainment system, and has two USB ports, and six speakers. All of these features are the same as the ones you will find in the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The latter gets less point due to the fact that its screen collects dust and fingerprints which make accessing the interface quite problematic in the long run.  What’s more, this can even be distracting to use when a strike of light hits it, most especially direct sunlight.

These rides are gifted with almost the same safety amenities. The list includes the rearview camera, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and forward automatic emergency braking as a standard. In addition, the Santa Cruz gets a rear seat alert, lane keep assist, and driver drowsiness monitoring in the standard set.


Both rides get 191 horsepower for their base engines. The difference lies in the fact that the Hyundai uses a regular unleaded inline-four engine while the 2022 Ford Maverick gets a combo of gas and electric motor under the hood.

The Bottom Line

These cars look utterly good from the outside, but it cannot be discounted that there are plenty of features in the Maverick that the Santa Cruz does not offer. It is for these reasons that this battle goes to the Ford.

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