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|2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Powertrain: Pros|
|2022||In SE and SEL trim the Hyundai Santa Cruz is powered by a 191-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Alas, these have just started leaving the factory, so none were available at the media event. With the SEL Premium and Limited, the engine gains a turbo and 90 horsepower, for a total of 281, and the transmission is a quicker-shifting eight-speed DCT. Care more about low-end grunt? The 2.5T engine can dish out 311 lb-ft of twist as low as 1,700 rpm. This is the same powertrain fitted to the performance-oriented Sonata N Line sedan. A Santa Cruz Limited with all-wheel-drive weighs considerably more than a Sonata--4,123 pounds--but is nonethless quite quick for this sort of vehicle. Need to get from a dead stop to 60 mph in under seven seconds? With the turbo engine, the Santa Cruz can accomplish this. Sadly, while the engine feels powerful it sounds like a pedestrian four-cylinder; not hard on the ears, but not music, either. The Ford Maverick with its optional turbocharged engine could be about as quick. This engine is smaller (2.0 liters) with fewer horsepower (250), but it has about 400 fewer pounds to accelerate. It does not appear that Ford will provide a way to manually select among the automatic's eight speeds. The Santa Cruz's DCT can be manually shifted using either paddles or a console-mounted shifter. see full Hyundai Santa Cruz review|
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