The new Hyundai Santa Cruz entered the scene as a unique mix of truck and SUV qualities. It has a compact exterior great for busier areas, but you get a bed for storing large and oddly shaped items without losing passenger space. The small truck class has had a renaissance in the past few years, so the Santa Cruz has some competition, including models such as the Ford Maverick in Selma, CA. Below, we compare the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Ford Maverick to help car shoppers decide.


Those considering these two new trucks near Fresno will want to consider their capability. The Hyundai Santa Cruz is ready for tougher jobs thanks to its standard engine that packs 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. This engine allows the Hyundai truck to tow up to 3,500 pounds. The standard engine of the Ford Maverick only reaches 162 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque, which hampers its towing ability at 2,000 pounds.

Design and Features

These small trucks are as much about their design as they are the engineering. Both models have a cabin seating up to five and a bed for storing everything from coolers to bikes. The Hyundai Santa Cruz offers Hanford drivers more passenger space, which shows in key areas such as rear-row shoulder room and front-row legroom. Plus, the Hyundai truck has several features, including Lane Following Assist and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, not available in the new Ford Maverick.

Contact Our Dealership About New Trucks for Sale near Visalia

The Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick are reviving the small truck class, and they're similar in many ways. Our team can help you with a more in-depth Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick comparison near Riverdale, so visit our dealership and check out the exciting new Hyundai truck for yourself!

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