One of the most versatile features of the new Santa Cruz is the pickup bed, while smaller than other trucks it's loaded with convenience features that make it extremely useful. There are built in cubbies on either side of the bed for storing small items, a soft-open damped tailgate, a household outlet for charging a phone or powering lights or speakers, a bonus cargo bin under the bed, steps built-in to the bumper, tie down points and a pair of rails with adjustable tie-down points.
Even the base SE trim comes loaded with features including 18-inch alloy wheels, an LED pickup box cargo light, an 8-inch touchscreen, cruise control, 2 USB ports, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration (with wireless connectivity).
Upgrading to the SEL trim provides heated side mirrors with turn signals, push button start, heated front seats, and an HD satellite radio.
SEL Premium (and Limited) adds a power sunroof, roof rails, LED headlights, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, automatic dual-zone climate control, a 120V power outlet, as well as wireless device charging.
The Limited trim gets bigger 20-inch wheels, cooled front seats, leather upholstery, a heated leather steering wheel, ambient lighting, an 8-speaker sound system, a 10.25-inch touch screen, 4 USB ports, integrated navigation with real-time traffic display, intelligent cruise control with traffic stop-go, and surround view cameras.
Standard safety equipment on all Santa Cruz models includes an active lane departure warning system, forward collision mitigation, a pedestrian detection system and a driver attention alert, while the SEL and higher trims add rear collision mitigation and an active blind spot warning system.