Is it worth moving to the turbocharged version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz?

The Night Edition is a new configuration for the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck for 2023.

The Hyundai Santa Cruz comes in two flavors and, like its salsa, they appeal to those who like it mild or spicy. The base version makes 191 horsepower, but you can step up to the hot turbocharged four-cylinder and get a 281-horsepower version. However, that extra turbo will add at least $7,000 to the base price of your 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz. So, the question begs, is the turbo worth it in a Hyundai Santa Cruz?

Is the turbo in the Hyundai Santa Cruz worth it?

Santa Cruz Night Edition 2023 | Santa Cruz

The base version of the 2.5L 2023 Santa Cruz has a 191-horsepower four-cylinder, while the 2.5T version has a 281-horsepower turbocharged version. However, the base engine only makes 181 lb-ft of torque, while the turbo makes an impressive 311 lb-ft, which helps with city driving and, more importantly, towing and hauling. The base engine gets 22 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, while you pay a fine for the turbo and get 19 mpg city but 27 mpg highway.

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