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First Look 2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz XRT Facelift


This is the new 2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz XRT facelift. 2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz XRT facelift gets a new front grille and an updated interior. Hyundai also installs all-terrain tires to help the truck’s grip off the beaten path. Previously, the XRT rode on the same street tires as other trims, but there’s a bit more happening than just tires.

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The grille gets a special pattern, and the front and rear fascias are XRT-specific for a better approach angle when off-roading. Prominent red tow hooks are added to the front, and it rides on XRT-specific 18-inch wheels. Inside, the new greenhouse borrows a page from the recently updated Tucson with a curved panoramic screen incorporating driver and center infotainment displays.

Each one is available up to 12.3 inches in size, nestled in a new dash with a shelf above the glove box. A bank of tactile controls for audio and climate settings lives in the middle, with a prominent shift stalk still in place for the transmission. A new Tucson-esque steering wheel is added as well.


Santa Cruz offers two powerful, flexible and efficient powertrains. The standard powertrain is a 2.5L direct-injected in-line four-cylinder engine with 191 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine couples to an eight-speed automatic transmission for quick acceleration and superb efficiency. Santa Cruz also offers a 2.5L direct-injected turbocharged engine with 281 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque linked to an eight-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT). This DCT includes steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual shifting control. The 2.5L turbocharged powertrain adds a new tow mode for the 2025 model year.