2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Model Overview

2023 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ | Murray Hyundai Winnipeg

The 2023 Hyundai SANTA CRUZ

Introducing the SANTA CRUZ, the Sport Adventure Vehicle designed to unlock a world of possibilities, tailored to your needs in one striking package. Embrace the fusion of SUV style and open-bed versatility, offering a host of benefits without any compromise. Experience ample roominess combined with maneuverability, towing capability alongside fuel efficiency, and the convenience of open-bed cargo space along with secured lockable storage.

With the SANTA CRUZ, you can have it all - power, capability, and versatility. It provides a comfortable and refined driving experience while effortlessly handling your cargo-moving needs. Get ready to embark on adventures with confidence and style.



Customize your SANTA CRUZ with your choice of standard 18" alloy wheels or upgrade to the available 20" alloy wheels, both designed to make a bold statement wherever you venture. 

Enjoy the convenience of the standard manual sliding rear glass, providing easy access to the open bed and a refreshing breeze whenever desired. 

On the road, the SANTA CRUZ stands out with its distinctive horizontal "T" lighting signature showcased in the available LED tail lights and standard hidden LED daytime running lights, adding visual width and a unique touch to its appearance.


Experience the convenience and security of the standard sliding and lockable tonneau cover in the SANTA CRUZ. Crafted from lightweight, yet durable, aluminum construction, this cover can handle up to 220 pounds of weight. When closed, it ensures privacy for your cargo, and when you need to access the bed, it smoothly rolls into a canister, optimizing your cargo area. This smart feature provides a practical solution for protecting your belongings while enhancing the versatility of the SANTA CRUZ.

The SANTA CRUZ comes equipped with a standard underfloor storage compartment, thoughtfully designed to be sealed and watertight, ensuring your items remain clean and protected from water and dirt during any adventure. On the other hand, this storage is also versatile enough to hold wet and muddy items, preventing the cabin from getting dirty. Cleaning up after your Manitoba escapades is a breeze with the 1-way drain plug, making it easy to wash away dirt and keep your vehicle fresh and tidy.

Rest assured that your items will stay securely in place during your journeys with the SANTA CRUZ's six tie-down points, featuring four rotating D rings. For added convenience, the standard adjustable rail and cleat system runs along each side, providing extra mounting points to secure your cargo effectively. Whether you're carrying large equipment or smaller items, the SANTA CRUZ ensures everything remains stable and firmly anchored, allowing you to focus on enjoying your adventure without any worries about your belongings.

Items in the rear cargo bed of a blue 2022 Santa Cruz


Embrace the changing seasons with the SANTA CRUZ's versatile seating options. Stay warm and cozy during colder Winnipeg months with the standard heated front seats. As summer approaches, keep cool and comfortable with the available ventilated front seats, ensuring a refreshing ride even on hot days. For those early mornings, the standard heated steering wheel offers added comfort, making chilly drives a thing of the past. With these thoughtful features, the SANTA CRUZ ensures a pleasant driving experience no matter the weather.

Safety and Technology

Take your driving convenience to new heights with the available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system in the SANTA CRUZ. This advanced feature goes beyond basic cruise control by allowing you to set both your desired speed and a pre-determined distance to the vehicle ahead. ACC then automatically adjusts your speed to maintain that set distance, ensuring a safe and comfortable driving experience.

Even in stop-and-go traffic, the ACC system remains active, smoothly bringing your vehicle to a complete stop when necessary and seamlessly resuming once the traffic starts moving again. This intelligent technology not only reduces driver fatigue but also enhances safety, making your journeys more enjoyable and stress-free.

The SANTA CRUZ comes equipped with a standard system that enhances safety when reversing out of areas with low visibility. It provides warnings to the driver if a vehicle is approaching from either side, helping to prevent potential collisions. Moreover, under certain conditions, the system can automatically apply the brakes if the driver does not take appropriate action, further reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring a safer driving experience.

Elevate your night driving experience with the SANTA CRUZ's available interior ambient lighting system. With a customizable palette wheel, you can choose from a stunning array of up to 64 colors. Set the perfect ambiance to match your mood or create a unique atmosphere that suits your style. Whether you want a relaxing vibe or an energizing aura, the interior ambient lighting system adds a touch of sophistication and personalization to your journeys, making each drive exceptional and memorable.

Experience a new level of information and functionality with the available instrument cluster in the SANTA CRUZ. Beyond displaying just vehicle speed, the cluster features rich and colorful graphics that dynamically change according to your selected drive mode. Additionally, the available Blind View Monitor offers an extra layer of safety and perspective on the road. By streaming a live video of your blind spot directly within the cluster, you can make more informed decisions and navigate with added confidence, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable driving experience.


Experience remarkable power with the SANTA CRUZ's standard 2.5L Turbocharged GDI engine. With an impressive 281 horsepower and a robust 311 lb.-ft. of torque, this engine delivers exceptional performance. The result is a remarkable towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs., allowing you to confidently haul trailers, boats, or any other equipment you need for your adventures. With such capability under the hood, the SANTA CRUZ ensures you have the power and strength to tackle any task with ease.

HTRAC All-Wheel Drive with multi-terrain control modes

SAND mode

Specifically optimized algorithms for sand driving ensure the vehicle selects the appropriate gear and distributes the ideal amount of torque to each wheel precisely when needed. This intelligent system maximizes tire traction, providing you with optimal control and performance while navigating through sand or gravel, allowing you to confidently take on off-road adventures with ease.

SNOW mode

When activated, this mode intelligently distributes the driving force of the vehicle based on the current road conditions, perfect for Manitoba winters. By doing so, it effectively suppresses wheel slippage, providing enhanced traction and control on challenging surfaces. 

MUD mode

When engaged, the vehicle's sensors are quick to detect wheel slippage, and in response, the system automatically redirects torque to the wheel with the most traction. This intelligent feature enables you to keep moving forward even in challenging and hazardous off-road driving conditions. 

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