2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz adds a Night trim, higher prices

The Hyundai Santa Cruz enters its 2nd product calendar year with some little changes and some selling price raises. On the driver aid front, blind location warning with collision avoidance support and rear cross-targeted visitors warn and safe exit warning method get extra to the record of standard ADAS conveniences for every trim but the base SE. The bundle joins the bundled driver notice warning, lane preserve aid, and forward collision warning with automatic crisis braking and pedestrian and cyclist detection. Ice White and Mojave Sand drop off the colour palette, changed by Atlas White and California Sand. The penultimate SEL Top quality trim picks up the 10.25-inch touchscreen, dynamic voice recognition, adaptive cruise handle with stop-and-go, and speed restrict guide previously common only on the leading Limited trim.

And there is certainly a new dim-themed package deal just termed “Night time.” The Santa Cruz Night builds on the SEL Exercise AWD trim with a dark chrome grille, special dark front and rear reduce fascias, gloss black mirror caps and doorway handles, facet methods, and 20-inch darkish alloy wheels. The Santa Cruz Darkish also trades in the SEL Activity’s naturally aspirated 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with 191 horsepower and 181 kilos-feet of torque for the turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with 281 hp and 311 lb-ft. The engine swap gets a sportier transmission, too, replacing the classic eight-pace automatic with an eight-pace dual-clutch computerized. 

Pricing for the selection is up by everywhere from $150 to $1,010 just after like the $1,295 destination demand. MSRPs for 2023 and the improvements from 2022 are:

  • SE: $26,745 ($1,010)
  • SEL: $29,085 ($150)
  • SEL Activity: $32,355 ($150)
  • Night time: $37,105 (new trim)
  • SEL Top quality: $38,645 ($1,220)
  • Limited: $41,615 ($150)