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With the Santa Cruz coming into its third model year, Hyundai dropped the SEL Premium trim level and replaced it with the XRT trim level sweeping across the Hyundai lineup. However, this new trim level isn’t the only exciting change for the 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz. So, let’s explore the specs, features, pricing, and more, for Hyundai’s compact four-door 2024 Santa Cruz pickup truck

The entry-level Hyundai Santa Cruz model

Hyundai lists the starting MSRP for its 2024 Santa Cruz SE base model at $26,650. However, that price does not include freight, tax, title, and license fees, which will vary depending on your location. If you’d rather have AWD, add it to the SE for $1,500. 

Hyundai provides five no-cost exterior color options, including white and black, plus shades of blue, sand, and gray. For more style, opt for the $450 upgrade to Sage Gray. The simple interior comes in either black or gray. Additionally, you can customize your Santa Cruz with factory accessories ranging from side steps to all-season floor liners to underbody protection plates

The list of Santa Cruz’s standard features and specs includes: 

  • A 191-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway (AWD models get 1 mpg less in each category.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • An 8-inch color infotainment touchscreen
  • Forward collision avoidance assistance with pedestrian detection
  • Blind-spot collision-avoidance assist
  • Lane following with lane-keeping assist
  • High beam assist
  • Driver attention warning
  • Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist
  • Safe exit warning
  • Rear occupant alert
  • Five-year or 60,000-mile limited and 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranties

2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz XRT price, specs, and exclusive features

The all-new 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz XRT starts at $39,850. You’ll find the same exterior color options as the SE trim but only the choice of a black interior. Plus, AWD is the only driveline offered in the XRT trim. The Santa Cruz XRT also provides a long list of accessories to personalize your truck. 

The Santa Cruz’s powertrain is a significant upgrade over the SE’s. With the same 2.5-liter displacement, the XRT’s turbocharged version pumps out 281 horsepower while getting an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. 

Exclusive XRT trim features include:

  • XRT wide fender cladding
  • 18-inch wheels with orange anodized XRT center caps
  • Matte black exterior door handles and side mirrors

The XRT’s other standard equipment upgrades over the SE trim include the following:

  • An eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters
  • Premium LED daytime running lights
  • LED bed lights
  • Dark chrome accent grille and tailgate handle
  • Dark front and rear lower fascias
  • Side steps
  • Bed and roof side rails
  • Wider fender flares
  • Matte black tailgate insert lettering
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Integrated tonneau cover
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • Rear sliding glass window
  • Power tilt and slide sunroof
  • Remote start
  • Eight-way power driver seat
  • Heated front seats
  • 10.25-inch infotainment screen with navigation and wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Smart cruise control with stop and go
  • Speed limit assist

Other updates to the 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Hyundai updated the 2024 Santa Cruz in several key areas. The 2024 model comes with bi-LED projector headlights on all trims. Additionally, Hyundai provides H-Tex seating surfaces on Night and XRT trims and dual automatic climate control on SEL trims and up. Finally, the 2024 model year Santa Cruz comes well equipped whether you choose the base SE trim or the newest XRT with its long list of standard features. 

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