2013 Hyundai Azera Exterior, Interior Features
Hyundai has already proven that they make a fantastic small car, but can they do the same when they turn their attention to the luxury market?
If the 2013 Hyundai Azera is anything to judge by, then that answer is an emphatic yes.
The exterior of the new Azera near-luxury sedan is very unique in design, with a pair of flowing lines that run from front to back.
The signature grille work is unspectacular, but still stands out thanks to the stylish LED headlamps.
The rear-view mirrors come complete with turn signals and the roof line, with a slight upward tilt at the rear, will make you think you are looking at an Audi. The panoramic sunroof is a particularly nice added touch.
The interior is comfortable and the adjustment controls are like those in some models made by Mercedes-Benz.
The dash has a two-tiered look that is incredibly stylish and all the controls are perfectly laid out. That includes an entertainment/navigation screen that is advanced yet easy to use.
Temperature controls are available on the front seats, which are already very comfortable.
Rear legroom in the 2013 Hyundai is great, but taller folks may have to slump a little due to the low roof in the back. Sunshades add a very cool touch and the trunk cargo space is massive.
2013 Hyundai Azera engine
There is some power to be found under the hood, thanks to a double overhead cam 3,3L V6 engine and 6 speed automatic transmission that delivers 293 hp and 255 lb ft of torque.
That gives plenty of get up and goo when you hit the passing lane, without losing any sort of control or feel in the steering.
If you want to upgrade a little and go with the Tech Package, you can get access to such cool stuff as 19-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, ambient lighting, and an Infinity Premium entertainment system that will literally blow your mind.
All of that will bring the total to around $37,000, which is still a great deal for a luxury model.
There is money to be saved when to comes to gas mileage, with 20 city and 28 highway for a combined 23 mpg. You can even save a little more, as much as 7%, when you drive the Azera in ECO mode.
The all-new Hyundai Azera also comes with the incredible 10 year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, as well as safety features that earned it a top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The 2013 Hyundai Azera is a comfortable spacious car that is high on luxury while still being relatively low on price.