• Affordable, spacious luxury
  • New model follows recent Hyundai lead
  • Far from sporty
  • Lots of solid competition in Hyundai’s own showroom
SUM UP Hyundai’s posh mid-sizer.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Azera in 2013

Nothing—because everything was new last spring...more

Overview

All-new in spring 2012, the Azera is staged to take a sizable bite out of the market share of cars like the Ford Taurus, the Nissan Maxima, and the Buick LaCrosse. The traditional slowest-selling Hyundai—it slots between the Sonata and the Genesis—recently got the full attention of the company’s able engineers and designers, and it follows the swoopy design themes of the Sonata, the Elantra, and the Accent. Only one trim level is available, and it’s loaded—as it should be for a starting price of about $33,000. Standard leather upholstery is sweetened by seat heaters for all four outboard positions. Touch-screen navigation, a backup camera, Bluetooth, and dual-zone automatic climate control are also standard. The only option is the $4000 technology package, which includes a panoramic moonroof, xenon headlights, nineteen-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, rear sunshades, and a powerful Infinity stereo. There’s only one engine (previously there were two), but it offers 10 more hp and better mileage than the previous top engine. A six-speed automatic transmission remains standard. The Azera is no sports car, but it’s comfortable and spacious. If you like the styling and don’t care to spend a couple grand more on the sportier rear-wheel-drive Genesis sedan, the new Azera might satisfy your automotive hunger.

Safety

Front, side, side curtain, and driver’s-knee air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; electronic brake-force distribution; tire-pressure monitors; and impact-reducing seats are standard.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Hyundai Azera

  • Chrysler 300
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Volkswagen Passat

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2013 Azera Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Trip Computer

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Airbag
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Leather Seats

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • iPod Connector
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • GPS/Satellite Communication
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Navigation System

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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