In this episode of “Will It Fit?”, I show exactly how the new 2022 Nissan Frontier and its 5-foot bed compares against the new and compact 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and its 4-foot bed. There are many new pickup trucks entering the marketplace. This comparison is all about a compact versus a midsize pickup truck.
The Santa Cruz is the first compact pickup that is based on a unibody/crossover platform. The Santa Cruz combines chassis components from the Hyundai Tucson and the Santa Fe. How does this new tiny pickup compare to the new 2022 Frontier on utility? You may be surprised when I show you the payload capacities and what fits and what doesn’t fit in the bed.
The 2022 Frontier is a traditional body-on-frame pickup truck with a solid rear axle and Nissan’s latest off-road suspension.
This comparison is about showing how many everyday items fit into both of these pickups. We start with something as simple as a backpack (the Santa Cruz has a lockable trunk inside its bed). We then move on to emergency equipment: tow straps, first aid kit, and more. Next up are moving boxes, bicycles, quads, and motorcycles.
Check out all the Frontier vs Santa Cruz shinanigans in the video below.