Hyundai’s New Mini Truck, the Santa Cruz—Whaddya Think? The last Ford Ranger that most would associate with the term Ford Ranger, the previous generation compact truck, not the bloated mid-size you can buy today, rolled off the assembly line in 2011. Since then, the proper compact truck, a truck loosely the size of a car, just with a bed and better ground clearance, has been sorely missed. The new Hyundai Santa Cruz is here, and, well, it’s definitely compact, and it’s a truck, in a sense. Like it or hate it, it’s the only compact truck out there, until Ford releases the Maverick, which rumors suggest will be loosely the same size as the previous gen Ranger.