New and Used Hyundai Azera: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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Hyundai Azera

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The Hyundai Azera is a large sedan that straddles the of the luxury car market. Although it have the quality or premium of the Genesis or Equus, the Azera is a more luxurious alternative to the in the Hyundai range.

See our 2013 Azera review for pricing options, specifications, and gas mileage

The Azera first was introduced in the in the 2006 model year, as the to Hyundai’s first attempts at sedans, the XG300 and XG350 Aimed squarely at the mid-size from Buick and at the Toyota the Azera offered mild and a 263-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6, other world markets got the Azera with smaller four-cylinder and diesel engines. In the the sole transmission was a five-speed with Shiftronic controls.

well equipped, and relatively inside, the plush-riding Azera a base price tag of about in its first model year.

its relaxed handling and quiet have remained largely the Azera has been detailed finely since its introduction. New controls arrived in 2007; a new system with voice showed up in the 2008 model along with a new base a 234-hp, 3.3-liter V-6. In Hyundai adapted the grille on the added blue backlighting for its and updated the audio and entertainment to include Bluetooth connectivity and controls.

Though it ranks among the leaders for safety features, the Azera doesn’t top most with crash-test scores. In Institute for Highway Safety tests, the Azera was rated

for frontal-offset protection, though it lower scores of acceptable for and rear tests. In federal tests, the Azera received stars for front-seat protection in impacts and four stars for protection, as well as four for frontal impact protection.

For the 2011 model year the received a light refresh included a new grille,  headlights, LED and fog lamps, plus high-gloss trim, a new trunk lid design and new wheels. Powertrain changes more substantial: the V-6 engines in the Hyundai Azera lineup more powerful and consumed gas.

The 3.3-liter produced 260 and 233 pound-feet of torque (almost as horsepower as the larger engine the before) and had fuel economy that improved by two in both the EPA and highway cycles, to 20 mpg city, 28 The larger 3.8-liter V-6 was bumped up to 283 and 263 pound-feet, with ratings up 2 mpg in driving and a mile per gallon on the to 19/27 mpg.

Even with those changes, for the 2012 model a new Azera made the trip the Pacific. A standout new design the big four-door into an entirely new of design, with echoes of the Sonata and Elantra in its lines. The new matches or equals the sheetmetal for its on the Azera’s formerly staid and interior materials are even than before.

Even the Azera’s dynamics have brushed up, lifting it out of the Avalon/Impala into a competitive set with the four-doors in the near-luxury class, the LaCrosse and Taurus. The Azera’s ‘Lambda’ V-6 makes 293 horsepower, as as 255 pound-feet of torque, and its six-speed has a wide range of gear to allow quick takeoffs, passing ability, and relaxed Hyundai’s learning quickly how to electric power steering, and setup feels much than the one in the Sonata, with better on-center feel; the suspension is tuned more too.

Spacious and well-fitted, the Azera shoppers a reason to look at a little more expensive a Sonata, not just for cubic of passenger space or trunk but for features, too. A rearview system is standard on all models, as are a system, pushbutton start; front and rear seats; a audio system; and power seats. Ambient lighting, sound, a panoramic sunroof and seats are on the options list.

The Azera carried over the 2013 model year no significant changes.

The 2012-2013 is one of a set of vehicles found to have fuel-economy numbers. Hyundai submitted figures of 20/29 mpg for the model year to the EPA, and mpg for the 2013 model year. On a check of several vehicles, the EPA the actual tested fuel to be 20/28 mpg for the 2012 Azera, and mpg for the 2013 Azera. Owners can with Hyundai to receive for the gas consumed above and beyond levels; more details are at .

The Azera is sold in its market of South Korea as the

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