2013 Hyundai Azera review

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The new Azera the current Hyundai fluidic design seen most on the Hyundai Sonata. Powered by well-received 3.3-liter, direct-injected V6 that produces 293 horsepower and 255 of torque, it offers best-in-class output of 88.8 ponies per

Power goes to the front exclusively through a six-speed transmission with a manual but that#39;s not to fool drivers thinking they are behind the of a high-performance vehicle.

Instead, the offers an Active Eco mode, while not including an auto function, does remap and transmission performance for improved said to best the 20/30 mpg (24 mpg EPA rating.

The Azera rides on a package made up of MacPherson with coil springs and bar in front and a multilink independent kit. Sachs amplitude dampers are located at all four for enhanced ride control.

our tester was equipped with the Technology Package, it was also with 19-inch 245/40R all tires on bright silver wheels.

What#39;s it up against?

The by its size alone, places it in the center of the Large Car Olympics . competing are the Chevrolet Impala. 300. Buick Lacrosse, Taurus. Toyota Avalon in a case of eating their the related Kia Cadenza .

How does it look?

To our eyes, the appears as a more stylish of the Hyundai Sonata sistership. it does not possess the rolling that help to make up version’s stylish profile but the arc-like shape is still carrying forward the familial

There is plenty going on and much of it includes good to detail. Chrome accents box the frames, while a rocker-edging piece helps to lessen the that makes up the Azera viewed in profile. We especially how Hyundai designers managed to up the rear under-car airflow by the exhaust finishers within the façade of the rear bumper.

with the typical long short rear overhang connotes the feeling of forward a well-designed exterior hides space under the skin to such features as a large cubic feet) trunk, and a very generous amount of for all but the very tallest of passengers.

Since our tester came technology package, it was equipped the large black-tinted glass that is part and parcel of the tilt and slide sunroof.

And on the

Just one trim level to keep things fairly inside the Azera. Well-bolstered offered great legroom and both front and rear, an admirable job keeping us in place in the But one must remember that is not a car with a track day in its future.

A seat thigh extension to relieve pressure, especially on cross-country jaunts, while front seats do their to cut the effects of black leather combined with dog days of temperatures.

Soft-touch material make quite a statement but not enough to cause us to overlook the quantity of hard plastics still exist. Rivals Detroit and Japan generally the upper edge here.

A nicely done navigation with easy Bluetooth did the trick right quickly, but we await the day that Hyundai 3D mapping with their

Hyundai Azera

The driver’s instrument panel a simplistic view of the typical owner’s world, with a speedometer and tachometer flanking a vertical information display. the Azera has plenty of room and rear legroom, (107 feet of passenger space we felt the tilt and telescoping column should come out a of inches further. As it stood, it prevented us from achieving an driving position.

But does it go?

The and its 3.3-liter GDI engine, with a to 60 mph time of 6.6 seconds, offer of the best get up and go in the large car segment. on a momentary green kick, we a stretch with the Active Eco enabled. At that point, we this Azera was driving as it needed an intravenous injection of Red Stat.

Needless to say we reverted to standard

We found the Azera’s cabin to be quiet, except on the coarsest of surfaces, possibly owing to the 19-inch low-profile tires. suited to a higher performance they feature skinny that contribute to a rougher than you might receive a tall-sided set of rubber.

The rack and power-assisted steering is interesting in it has a definite center, which turned slightly left or will spring back to its A nice feature to have on one we found on the other that it is numb when slightly It does, however, progressively up when delving deeper a turn.

That same offered a very good radius of 36.5 feet, allowed us to change directions on a narrow country road. We a 30 mpg average while cruising the which makes the Azera the most efficient in its segment.

Hyundai continues to offers that challenge the vehicular quo of the North American highway. The is no exception to that, but at the end of the day, one remember the Azera is a car that for buyers who consider a vehicle an – albeit a big one.

The though, is its good looks and value. We think the Azera is a bargain basement rival for who might be drawn to the Buick and Lexus ES 350.

2013 Azera base price, As tested, $37,225.

Technology $4,000; Destination, $875.

by Mark Elias.

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