2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Towing Capacity

If you’re planning to attach a trailer to your 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, you’ll want to find out the towing capacity. With two different weight thresholds, Milford, Fairfield, and New Haven, Connecticut, drivers can customize their truck to accommodate the gear they want to carry.

Once you’ve learned about the capacities, you’ll be ready to head over to Key Hyundai of Milford for an in-person demonstration.

Hyundai Santa Cruz Performance

Backed by Great Performance

All of the trims—the SE, the SEL, the SEL Premium, and the Limited—give you a different performance. If you stick with the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, it generates 191 horsepower with the backing of 181 lb-ft of torque.

The available engine, a turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder one, generates 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque.

Customize your drive with two diverse transmissions and drivetrains. If you select the base trim, you’ll use the 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®.

In the next two trims, you’ll get the 8-speed Wet Dual Clutch Transmission for sporty handling. To switch gears seamlessly, consider a trim with the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Also, Drive Mode Select lets you adjust to the road conditions with Normal, Sport, and Smart modes.

Differing Gas Mileage

The Santa Cruz comes with gas mileage that differs between the engines and drivetrains. Motorists who choose Front Wheel Drive (FWD) will achieve an EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG1. The available engine does not offer FWD.

If you’re selecting available HTRAC All Wheel Drive (AWD), this changes the stats. The standard engine achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city/27 highway MPG while the turbocharged engine achieves an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG1.

Hyundai Santa Cruz

Towing Capacity and Towing Systems

Do you know how much your boat or trailer weighs empty or fully loaded? This can help while determining which truck to pick.

If you’re considering FWD, you’re going to be able to tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. At any capacity, you’ll get the use of trailer brakes to keep you steady.

If you figured out how much you want to tow and it exceeds the standard capacity, move up to the higher trim levels. These can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, so you can accommodate a larger load. You can even add a trailer hitch to the whole package.

Even if you don’t use a trailer, look at how much your truck can carry. Here’s a chart detailing the maximum payload for each trim when properly equipped:

Payload SE SEL SEL Premium Limited
Amount 1,753 pounds 1,532 pounds 1,521 pounds 1,609 pounds


If you’re driving the SEL Premium with AWD, you’ll be able to reach the maximum payload of 1,609 pounds when properly equipped. Now that you know, you won’t weigh down your Hyundai with too much gear.

Driver-Assist and Safety Systems

Enjoy yourself while you’re hopping from one destination to the next, whether you’re shopping or vacationing. The Hyundai SmartSense suite of safety systems will be there to watch out for you.

Systems that come standard include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning

Driver Attention Warning monitors your driving and can detect a pattern of drifting. You may be tired or distracted, and this will nudge you to pay attention.

Available systems give you more advanced protection measures. For instance, you’ll be able to manage your route more efficiently and safely using the optional Navigation based Smart Cruise Control with curve control.

Learn About the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Towing Capacity

Knowing the towing capacity of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz can help you decide which trim to test drive. If you’re into this truck and want it to use around Milford, Fairfield, and New Haven, CT, visit Key Hyundai of Milford to see how it works.


1 2022 SANTA CRUZ SE/SEL: FWD 21 City/26 Hwy/23 Combined MPG, AWD 21 City/27 Hwy/23 Combined MPG. SEL Premium: AWD 19 City/27 Hwy/22 Combined MPG. Limited: AWD 19 City/27 Hwy/22 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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