A Total Sleeper 2022 Midsize Pickup Truck Just Topped JD Power’s APEAL Study

Pickup trucks continue to be insanely popular, thanks to their blend of function and rugged style. People who drive pickup trucks tend to love them, and it’s no surprise. Yet what may be a surprise is just how much owners of one understated truck love their ride. Here’s why the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz was named the best 2022 Midsize Pickup Truck in JD Power’s APEAL study, and why the Santa Cruz is worthy of the top spot.

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The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is the best midsize pickup truck, according to JD Power

The JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study looks at how happy owners of new vehicles are after 90 days. “The study data provides insight on experiences with design, performance, safety, usability, comfort, perceived quality, and other factors.”