James Flammang
Contributing Editor - December 8, 2015

2016 Hyundai Azera OVERVIEW

In recent years, full-size sedans have slipped into the background of the American automotive scene: too useful to become extinct, yet too sedate to generate much attention. That hasn't stopped automakers from developing thoroughly modern large sedans like the Hyundai Azera, a stylish cruiser packed full of standard features. With its 112-inch wheelbase, Azera fits right between the midsize Sonata and the larger Genesis.

What's New for 2016

“Smart” (adaptive) cruise control with stop/start capability has been added to the standard equipment on the Limited model. So has an electronic parking brake.

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Choosing Your Hyundai Azera

While you'll still find some V8s as well as four-cylinder engines in this class, the Azera follows the middle path with a 3.3-liter V6 that sends 293 horsepower to the front wheels. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission. The V6 can propel the Azera from a standstill to 60 mph in a brisk 6.7 seconds, and achieves an estimated 23 mpg in combined driving (20/29 mpg city/highway). The Limited model is a hair less frugal, at 19/28 mpg.

Hyundai loads standard equipment into both trim levels, so even the base Azera lacks just about nothing that buyers generally expect in this class. The Limited steps even higher with its collection of high-end features.


Standard features are bountiful, starting with leather seating surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats with driver memory, heated rear seats, a power-adjustable tilt/telescopic steering column, and pushbutton start. The navigation system has integrated smartphone apps. Heated, power-folding mirrors incorporate turn-signal indicators. Also standard are a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, foglamps, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The 14-speaker, 550-watt Infinity sound system features satellite and HD radio. The base Azera rides on 18-inch alloy wheels.


Adds active-safety technology such as a lane-departure warning, frontal collision warning, rear parking sensors, “smart” cruise control with stop/start, and high-intensity-discharge headlights with automatic high-beam control. Inside, you get ambient lighting, a power rear sunshade, and manual side shades. A panoramic sunroof, LED foglamps, an electronic parking brake, and 19-inch wheels also are standard.

No factory options are available for the Azera, although a few port-installed accessories can be added

CarsDirect Tip

Purchasing an Azera could hardly be easier. Since the Azera can only be configured in two ways, your only real decision is whether the $5,200 upgrade to the Limited is worth the price. If you intend to live with your Azera for a long time, it might well be -- especially in view of the additional active-safety features.

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