The world of compact pickup trucks has the likes of the 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz which both offer good fuel economy. The Ford also boasts of a stylish cabin which makes it resonate the usual SUV that you know of. Which between these two trucks will meet or even surpass your expectations? Read on to find out more.

Design & Style

When looking at exterior dimensions for the two trucks, the 2022 Ford Maverick is longer and taller than that of the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Crew Cab Hyundai is wider at 75 inches with the SuperCrew Ford getting 72.6 inches. In the cargo area, the Maverick gets a has a four-foot-six-inch bed while the four-foot bed awaits users of the Santa Cruz. In this department, the Ford wins.

One of the aspects that will easily catch your attention once you get to see the 2022 Maverick is its bold and attractive cabin style. You will find many of its components a little underrated when compared to others, but the way each element is placed is worth everyone's approval. Such rational placement makes the cabin definitely a winner for the compact truck. The Santa Cruz gets its own inner contemporary vibe and also has a well-designed cabin.

Technology & Safety

The Maverick gets praises for its easy-to-use infotainment setup. This one has an eight-inch touch screen and has functionalities that you will appreciate. The ride has a Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports, and six speakers. The Santa Cruz offers these features too, but one thing you will not love about the setup in the Hyundai is the fact that the surface collects dust and fingerprints. This can even be distracting to use when a strike of light hits it, most especially direct sunlight.

Both trucks are fitted with safety amenities like the rearview camera, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and forward automatic emergency braking as a standard. In addition, the Santa Cruz gets a rear seat alert, lane keep assist, and driver drowsiness monitoring in the standard set.


These two cars breathe out the same result for their base engines. They hit up to 191 horsepower at the most. The difference lies in the fact that the Hyundai uses a regular unleaded inline-four engine while the 2022 Ford Maverick gets a combo of gas and electric motor under the hood.

The Bottom Line

Both cars get the same vibe when it comes to appearance, and shares the same result when it comes to engine performance. When considering other aspects like reliability of technologies and exterior dimensions, it is easy to go for the 2022 Maverick for all the right reasons.

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