2024 Ford Maverick vs 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2024 Ford Maverick Comparison
2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz Comparison

2024 Ford Maverick vs 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2024 has brought two new compact pickup trucks to the market- the 2024 Ford Maverick and the 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz. These compact vehicles offer the convenience of a pickup truck build, with urban agility and fuel efficiency. If you are in the market for a compact pickup truck, comparing these two vehicles' features, specifications, and prices is imperative. This article is a comprehensive comparison of the 2024 Ford Maverick and 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz to assist you in determining which one is the best fit for you.

Vehicle Spec Comparison

2024 Ford Maverick 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz
MSRP* $35,295 $40,799*
Engine litres (L) 2.0 2.5
Cylinder configuration I4 I4
Horsepower  250 281
Torque (lb-ft) 277 311
Fuel economy - city (L/100 km) 10.8 12.2
Fuel economy - highway (L/100 km) 8.1 8.7
Fuel economy - combined (L/100 km) 9.6 8.7 - 12.2
Exterior length (mm) 5,072 4,971
Exterior body width (mm) 1,844 1,905
Exterior body height (mm) 1,745 1,694
Wheelbase (mm) 3,076 3,005
Front legroom (mm) 1,087 1,052
Rear legroom (mm) 937 927
Front headroom (mm) 1,024 1,021
Rear headroom (mm) 1,006 1,006
Front shoulder room (mm) 1,455 1,463

Performance Comparison

2024 Ford Maverick Performance Comparison

The base engine of the Ford Maverick is a spunky 250-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder. This powertrain offers all-wheel-drive as an option. The second engine option, mostly preferred for fuel efficiency, is a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a combined 191 horsepower.

On the other hand, the 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes standard with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder making 281 horsepower and torque of 311 lb-ft, which shifts through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The base model of the Santa Cruz offers front-wheel drive as standard.

Technology Comparison

2024 Ford Maverick Technology Comparison

The Ford Maverick comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, standard on all trims. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and onboard Wi-Fi hotspot are standard features, even on the base model. Additional options include SiriusXM satellite radio, an upgraded B&O Play stereo system, and wireless smartphone charging capability.

On the other hand, the Santa Cruz base SE and SEL trims come with an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, with the SEL offering an optional upgrade of a larger 10.3-inch display. All the higher trims come with a 10.3-inch display. While the operation of the infotainment system is smooth, and the graphics are crisp, the decision to omit any physical control is debatable.

Safety Comparison

The 2024 Ford Maverick offers several driver-assistance features, but many are optional and may require an upgrade to a higher trim. The base model provides pre-collision assistance, automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera. The higher trims' standard features include adaptive cruise control and evasive steering assist.

On the other hand, the 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz offers an array of advanced driver-assist systems, including a standard driver-attention warning, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking. The higher trims of the Hyundai Santa Cruz offer features like blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.

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The 2024 Ford Maverick and 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz offer some great features for a compact pickup truck, but the Ford Maverick edges ahead with a better-performing hybrid powertrain and more advanced safety features. Contact Big West Ford (Formerly Denny Andrews Ford) to check the features of the Maverick before deciding.

*All pricing is based on Ontario MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.

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