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2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

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2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Comparison in Fredericton, NB

A pair of all-new pickup trucks are joining the market, and Riverview Ford is proud to feature one of them - the 2022 Ford Maverick - in our star-studded fleet. This brand-new hybrid truck joins a crowded segment, and we at Riverview Ford have taken the opportunity to see how it fares against another 2022 truck in the Hyundai Santa Cruz. If you're based in Fredericton or Oromocto, Hampton, Saint John, Moncton, or Woodstock, find out which of these formidable pickups reigns supreme below, and feel free to consult our full Maverick review for further details before visiting us to see this Ford truck up close.

Interior & Exterior Design

These crossover unibody pickup trucks are as easy on the eyes as they are capable, with the 2022 Ford Maverick boasting clean, streamlined bodywork while still looking rugged, muscular, and bold. Its jaw-dropping grille caps a striking front end, with LED lighting and 17- or 18-inch aluminum wheels punctuating the Maverick's exterior aesthetic. As for its rear end, the 2022 Maverick comes with a 4.5-foot flatbed that can handle all your cargo and hauling needs. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, by comparison, boasts some clean bodywork and sleek wheel designs of its own, but its front end is cluttered by a busy grille and awkward lighting arrangements, while its four-foot flatbed is among the shortest in the segment.

On the inside, the new Ford pickup boasts plenty of soft-touch materials, a clean and elegant dash design, and plenty of practical storage compartments, allowing you to tackle tough jobs while enjoying optimal comfort and refinement. Cloth or leatherette upholstery lines the 2022 Maverick's supportive seating, with its cabin offering ample room for up to five passengers. As for its Hyundai rival, the 2022 Santa Cruz holds its own with quality materials and class-competitive passenger space, but it doesn't offer anything you won't enjoy in the 2022 Maverick. For more on how you can personalize this new hybrid Ford truck's welcoming and upscale interior, contact us at Riverview Ford today.

2022 Ford Maverick Interior

2022 Ford Maverick Infotainment

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Interior

Safety & Technology

Tech-savvy towers will be glad to hear the 2022 Ford Maverick is as generous in technology and safety functions as it is in soft-touch materials and brawn. While the rival 2022 Santa Cruz offers a respectable tech and safety suite of its own, this all-new Ford truck has you covered with a lauded, user-friendly eight-inch infotainment display and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and a pair of front USB ports to keep your devices in working order at all times. If you crave enhanced entertainment while braving the day's work, the Maverick's upper trims can oblige with an available 8-speaker B&O sound system.

In the safety and driver-assist department, the 2022 Maverick carries on the Ford tradition by offering a comprehensive Ford Co-Pilot360 suite that will lend you a helping hand on the road when you need it most. Available features include automatic high beams for enhanced visibility, a Pre-Collision Assist function that pairs perfectly with Automatic Emergency Braking to help you minimize the severity of frontal collisions. Rounding out the all-new Maverick's extensive driver-assist suite are Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Blind-Spot Information System that acts as an extra set of eyes to help you stay out of harm's way. Indeed, this new pickup bests many a rival in terms of safety technology, the new Santa Cruz included.

Performance & Capability

The all-new Ford Maverick's 2022 specs begin with a peppy hybrid powertrain boasting a 2.5-litre engine and an electric motor for 191 horsepower, and you can also opt for a 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine with a solid 250 horses. The standard hybrid configuration pairs with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, while the brawnier 2.0-litre motor gets a smooth eight-speed automatic. In addition to its available all-wheel drive system, the Ford Maverick offers crisp, athletic handling, as well as responsive acceleration and an available FX4 package for optimal off-road performance.

The Ford Maverick's 2022 specs don't end there, as it boasts a total range of about 800 km and can tow up to 4,000 pounds and haul another 1,500 in its flatbed. The 2022 Santa Cruz, on the other hand, offers a gas-only powertrain with similar pep to the Maverick, but while its payload is rated higher than the Ford truck, this Hyundai pickup can only haul about 660 pounds in its short bed, as the rest of its payload accounts for passenger weight. In short, the Ford Maverick may set itself apart from the compact pickup segment thanks to its hybrid powertrain, but it's just as capable and reliable as a classic truck.

If you'd like further details about Riverview Ford before committing to your 2022 Ford Maverick purchase, feel free to visit us online or in-person to meet the team.