Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. Honda Ridgeline
Hyundai Santa Cruz
Honda Ridgeline
At a Glance: Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. Honda Ridgeline

Our experts at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos want you to know that when deciding between two trucks, like the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and the 2022 Honda Ridgeline, it’s best to know the differences. We’ve combed the truck beds and cabins of both models so Cerritos, Downey, and Cypress CA, shoppers will be directed to the pickup that’s ideal for them.



311 lb-ft | 262 lb-ft
Santa Cruz vs Ridgeline


281hp | 280hp
Santa Cruz vs Ridgeline


10.25" | 8"
Santa Cruz vs Ridgeline
Which is the Right Truck for You?
Select a category below to learn more about how the Hyundai Santa Cruz compares to the Honda Ridgeline.
Hyundai Santa Cruz

Do you want to feel limitless on the road, even with a heavy toy attached? Do you want to take command of the road while experiencing a fuel-efficient ride? Sounds like the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Honda Ridgeline would make great adventure companions for you.

Primed and Ready for the Road

If you choose the Hyundai, you’ll have the choice of two engines. The 2.5L 4-cylinder engine can be upgraded to a turbocharged version that produces 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque.

If you’re looking at the Honda, it offers a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to similar horsepower, both trucks will accelerate swiftly. However, the upgraded engine on the Hyundai produces more torque, which means towing heavy items or tackling steep ascents will feel effortless.

Going the Extra Mile

Depending on the engine you select, you’ll get different fuel economy. The Hyundai achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city/27 highway MPG.1 If you’re driving the Honda, it achieves an EPA-estimated 18 city/24 highway MPG.

When you choose the Santa Cruz, you’ll have more city and highway miles to travel. So, go on, leave the pump in the dust.

Hyundai Santa Cruz

Trucks like the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Honda Ridgeline are known for their rugged and robust capabilities. They’re also known for their premium interiors. So, as you’re enjoying an adventure, you can depend on standard smartphone connectivity and lots of digital displays.

Clear Views

The screens look brighter in the Santa Cruz due to their larger displays. Upgrade to the twin 10.25-inch displays. Behind the wheel, a digital instrument cluster appears, showing your gas gauges and which systems are engaged. In the center, a stunning touchscreen navigation system leads you to new adventures.

A much smaller premium display, the Honda 4.2-inch Multi-Information Interface, appears behind the wheel of the Ridgeline. You’ll also have a display audio touchscreen that spans eight inches.

Smart Connections

As mentioned, both trucks offer impressive infotainment displays, and they both work with these smartphone integration features:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™

Does one of your back-seat passengers want to share a new song with you? They can easily do so in the Hyundai since it also supports standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and wireless Android Auto™. You heard that right—they can pair their phone without a cord, which Honda drivers and passengers will have to do.

Hyundai Santa Cruz

Adventure leads to locations near and far, which means you need a truck that can help keep you safe on long or short drives. Both the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Honda Ridgeline prioritize your safety with their standard and available security features. However, the Santa Cruz watches both the road and your movements to instill absolute peace of mind.

All Eyes on Your Truck

While both the Hyundai and the Honda provide available blind spot visibility, the Hyundai offers two separate systems. You’ll have access to the optional Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and a Blind-Spot View Monitor, dedicated to televising your active blind spot.

In the Hyundai, an optional Surround View Monitor will display every angle, so you’ll be aware of anything lurking around your truck. While the Honda offers a multi-angle rearview camera, it doesn’t provide as comprehensive a view as you can get in the Santa Cruz.

Protected Driving

At the end of the day, you can easily feel tired, which may adversely affect your driving. Well, with standard Driver Attention Warning in the Hyundai, this system senses when your vehicle may be drifting on the road due to drowsy or distracted driving. It sends out warnings—both visual and audible—to let you know.

Unfortunately, the same type of system cannot be found in the Ridgeline.

Which Truck Will You Choose?
Hyundai Santa Cruz

Before you choose a truck like the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz or the 2022 Honda Ridgeline, knowing the differences can help narrow down your search to the right one for you. After reading this comparison, a Cerritos, Downey, or Cypress CA, shopper will be able to do just that.

You’ve seen how the Santa Cruz performs against the Ridgeline, now see it firsthand. Schedule a test drive today at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Santa Cruz for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

[1] 2022 SANTA CRUZ SE/SEL: FWD 21 City/26 Hwy/23 Combined MPG, HTRAC AWD 21 City/27 Hwy/23 Combined MPG. SEL Premium: HTRAC AWD 19 City/27 Hwy/22 Combined MPG. Limited: HTRAC AWD 19 City/27 Hwy/22 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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