New: Will the New 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Be the Most Efficient Pickup?

2022 hyundai santa cruz mpg epa

EPA announced the official fuel economy ratings for the upcoming 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz crossover pickup. The Santa Cruz will offer four powertrain options: 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder with an 8-speed automatic and front-wheel-drive, same engine/transmission with AWD, a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder with an 8-speed dual-clutch automated transmission, and the turbo with AWD. Could the 2022 Santa Cruz be the most efficient little pickup in the U.S.?

Here are all the MPG numbers and how they compare to the current crop of midsize pickup trucks.

2022 hyundai santa cruz mpg epa comparison diesel

Here is how it compares to some of the other midsize trucks that use gas and diesel engines. I picked 4×4 midsize truck with their most efficient power options.

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator 4×4 EcoDiesel is EPA rated at 24 MPG combined: 22 MPG city, and 28 MPG on the highway.