2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#8 of 2022 Pickups

#132 of all 2022 vehicles

The Santa Cruz, which Hyundai introduced in 2022, is a small pickup with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has a score of 77, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.039%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.5%.

We estimate that the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0452% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1664%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0452% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1664% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FDA-PED). Optional safety features on the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz which we recommend include Lane Departure Warning System and Blind-Spot View Monitoring.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Hyundai Santa Cruz. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9660M. Eclipse CrossChevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonFord MustangToyota TacomaMazda CX-5Mitsubishi OutlanderHyundai Santa FeSubaru OutbackFord RangerHyundai Santa CruzGMC TerrainComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 96. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is safer than the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado, and the 2022 GMC Canyon and less safe than the 2022 Subaru Outback, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2022 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2022 Toyota Tacoma, the 2022 GMC Terrain, and the 2022 Ford Ranger.

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