2013 Hyundai Azera, a stylish midsize sedan – Detroit Auto Industry | Examiner.com

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a week-long test drive the thing to quibble about on the sedan was its headrests. Other moving up and down, they not adjustable. For most drivers, have to be used because can’t be adjusted out of the way.

But was the only downside to this sedan.

The front-wheel-drive Azera was powered by a injected 3.3-liter normally V6. It made 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of The engine was mated to a six-speed transmission.

This powertrain had oomph, it was quiet and it moved the lb. Azera with ease. The car had an EPA of 20 mpg on the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

The MacPherson front suspension and the multilink set up of the suspension were tuned so it felt like an air suspension.

The car sort of glided over the And it handled some really patches of pavement and deep (potholes) without a glitch.

In the of the Azera, Hyundai ’s fluidic design is more understated on its smaller models. Still, the car was low and relatively light on its tread for a that approached full-size. The allowed for a long, sleek accented by a port window and LED taillights.

The side profile flowing lines in the rear panel. The car’s face was with a powerful, winged grille and headlamps that integrated into that

The car was nimble with a turning of 36.5 feet and it took 2.9 of the wheel from lock to For true lovers of driving, the Azera’s power assisted and pinion steering was refreshing. was a connectedness between car and road oft times get lost with power steering systems.

But made the Azera feel a above the average sedan was its The passenger cabin was spacious and with quality materials the leather seating surfaces to the carbon fiber trim on the board and doors.

The test vehicle had a panoramic sun There was a power sun shade on the window and manual sun shades for the side windows. The rear felt like they sculpted to fit the body.

There was of head room and leg room was Oh, those rear seats heated too.

Hyundai Azera

In the front, the had a center stack, the only of equipment that was a tad behind the as the industry is moving to horizontal panels.

There was touch at the top of the center stack, audio followed by dual climate and a storage compartment beneath. The selector separated the center from the center console. At the of the center console were the for parking assist and the control for the rear parking shade.

Two large analogue gauges, the and the speedometer, were in front of the They were separated by a TFT rift with vehicle settings that were too to go into here.

Among the test car’s creature where heated and cooled seats, a backup camera, radio, ambient lighting, a audio system, a navigation Bluetooth, a power tilt and steering wheel and a rear sensor.

Some of that equipment was in the package. Somewhat of a surprise was it included a driver seat extension. Up until now, a feature found in much expensive cars.

And that get us to the ‘Oh my goodness” characteristic of the 2013 Azera. The base price was Even after adding the option package and freight the car cost $37,225.

Frank S. is editor of AboutThatCar.com .

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