Why The Maverick Is Not As Good As The Santa Cruz?

Ford is a big fan of the Santa Cruz, but its new 2022 Maverick delivers everything Hyundai does for a lot less money.

Going is a crucial factor since the Ford Maverick is available with a hybrid powertrain,

but it turns out that the non-hybrid also offers greater fuel efficiency while providing comparable power to the Hyundai Santa Cruz, albeit somewhat less.

Although my FX-4 Maverick tester drove the 2L, the 2022 Ford Maverick is available starting in the mid-twenties and has a front-drive, fuel-efficient hybrid option.

a turbo-four with a 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.

That knowledge has been used to the Ford Maverick,

which at first impression resembles a real pickup truck much more so than a Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Other than that, the inside of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is more upscale, with features like leather upholstery,

ventilated front seats, and two-zone automatic temperature control that are not available in the 2022 Ford Maverick.

Ford's new 2022 Maverick, which has a somewhat looser steering feel and a more bouncy ride than Hyundai's, is decidedly more truck-like than the latter.

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