It took several months to get my Cruz and dealt with massively inflated prices within a 250 radius of Knoxville. $10k, $8k, and $4k over sticker due to availability (price gouging opportunity) and all the the Santa Cruz have dents in the rear passenger doors. It must be an imperfection in the molds but it’s there. I looked at three Santa Cruz’s that came in. I had to put a $500 deposit just get one of the three at $4000 over sticker and all three had the dents.
My interior after the first month has rattles, I drive primarily on two lane highways 55mph so no excessive bumps. Right now I have paper jammed in the light on the overhead console because the rattle is so distracting.
This vehicle was said to get 27 mpg… No, not even close. 23 if it’s not windy, I can get 23 out of a Jeep Gladiator with a 6 cylinder. I’m older I don’t drive aggressively, this is just sickening.
Towing… if you can get everything you need is the first problem. The receiver isn’t an option for the inflated advertising of towing 5k lbs. Since it’s a DEALER installed option it’s $948!! That’s only a 4-pole (pin) wiring harness so you can’t legally or safely pull ANYTHING without a 7-pin wiring for trailer brakes (this isn’t an option or available). THEREFORE, you can only pull about 1500-1700lbs just using the vehicle brakes. Since there is no 7-pin through Hyundai, if you can try to get a Kia dealer to sell you one for a Tellride (they won’t do it unless you have a VIN#). So at this point 1500-1700 is what you get.