Thrilled with my 2022 Santa Cruz SEL Premium
I chose the Cruz because of its distinctive truck styling, size, features, and expected quality. For years I drove small hatchbacks, but as an avid gardener with many older trees in our yard, I tired of trashing my car's interior with garden refuse, berry canes, and fallen limbs. Then I read previews of the new Cruz. I fell hard for its eye-catching styling. Equally important was its compact size and short bed. Just what I needed for my purposes. After much thought, I settled on the SEL Premium trim, and I'm glad I did. I'm particularly pleased with the turbo engine, the 8-speed transmission, the tonneau cover, and the assortment of modern safety and convenience features. My wife has a 2017 Elantra GT, which has been an excellent car, so I was confident of Hyundai quality. Finding a Cruz to buy was not easy. I used the Hyundai website for inventory/transit information and KBB for price information and initial online dealer contact. Finally, I got lucky, finding exactly what I wanted in transit at Mirak Hyundai (Arlington, MA), which sold me the Cruz hassle-free at MSRP, beating other dealers by several thousand dollars.