Editors’ Picks: Top Cars We Drove in 2021

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Ford’s Maverick isn’t the only new unibody pickup truck to roll out this year. Hyundai also joined the fun with the all-new Santa Cruz. Referred to as a Sport Adventure Vehicle, the Santa Cruz is Hyundai’s first vehicle designed specifically for the American consumer — although not specifically for the typical truck buyer. Like the Maverick, the Santa Cruz’s truck bed is not long — about four feet — although for many consumers that is more than enough length and space for trips to the nursery or for hauling muddy cargo. The bed sides contain adjustable anchor points with each anchor rated at 440 pounds. Depending on trim level, the Santa Cruz can handle around 1,700 pounds of payload. An additional lockable storage space is built into the bed floor, and the bed can be equipped with a retractable tonneau cover.

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