For the second consecutive year, the one-of-a-kind Hyundai Santa Cruz has been honored as the year’s Best Pickup Truck by the Northwest Automotive Press Association.
Before deciding on this year’s awards, NWAPA members tested 20 vehicles over two days. On the first day, vehicles faced a series of on-road tests to see how well they accelerated, braked, and handled in normal driving conditions. On the second day, testing focused on ground clearance, traction, and other musts for off-road performance.
As a Sport-Adventure vehicle, the 2022 Santa Cruz combines the best features of a crossover and a pickup truck. It boasts a versatile 4-foot open bed, a comfortable five-seat cabin that’s big enough for a small family, the latest infotainment and safety tech, and available AWD for all-terrain adventures.
“Receiving NWAPA’s Best Pickup Truck award for the second year in a row confirms that Santa Cruz breaks new ground within the SUV, truck, and crossover segments by offering a true Sport-Adventure Vehicle unlike anything else in the U.S. market,” said Ricky Lao, Hyundai Motor North America’s director of product planning.
Interested in learning more? You can experience the 2022 Santa Cruz for yourself with a test drive here at Evansville Hyundai.