2012 Hyundai Azera review
2012 Hyundai Azera test drive and full video review at For consumers blog
Test drive and review 2012 Hyundai Azera. Today at For consumers blog we are going to take a look at the exceptional luxury sedan Hyundai Azera.
Considering this is a brand new model for Hyundai they have really done a great job. As you probably know this car is called Grandeur in the rest of the world, the Azera name is manly used in North America. This is actually the second generation carrying the name Azera and the fifth generation of this model line (also known as Hyundai XG).
The car has elegant exterior with aggressive front and some sporty features in the styling. Overall the exterior of the Azera is very nice and this car will definitely get noticed on any street.
The interior of the new 2012 Azera is also impressive. It is very similar to some of the high-end Honda and Acura models. All the instruments are easy to read and most functions of the vehicle are operated with ease. One drawback is the large amount of buttons on the steering wheel.
|2012 Hyundai Azera interior view|
The interior of the car is very spacious and feels roomy even with four adults. There is enough space for luggage as well. Actually the trunk space is quite impressive.
As you can probably guess the new 2012 Azera will be powered by petrol engines. It looks like Hyundai still isn't taking diesel engines for North American market very seriously. The brand on the other side has improved all their gasoline engines and their fuel economy is very good.
There are five petrol engines available for the Azera - two four and two six cylinder, the most powerful producing 293 hp which is Acura and Lexus territory.
Of course most people will choose one of the 2.4l four-cylinder engines that have an average of 36mpg which is not bad at all. The gearbox is six-speed automatic.
The price of the new Azera is a bit higher compared to the previous generation starting from around $32,000. Competitors like the Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima cost almost the same but none of them has the fresh looks and the refinement of the new 2012 Hyundai Azera.