2017 Hyundai Azera

Pros: Peppy acceleration; sweet-sounding engine; classy interior; lengthy list of standard equipment

Cons: Ride quality and composure doesn’t measure up to class rivals; available sunroof’s housing cuts into rear-seat headroom

CG Says: The 2017 Hyundai Azera is unchanged. Azera is a large front-wheel drive sedan. A 293-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission is the sole powertrain. Available features include forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, heated/ventilated front seats, hands-free trunk opening, adaptive cruise control, and rear sunshades. The Azera is something of a “step-up” vehicle in Hyundai’s lineup. It’s bigger, fancier, and more powerful than its Sonata sibling–not unlike the relationship of the Toyota Avalon to the Toyota Camry. Azera is executed well enough in every respect that it is a worthwhile competitor to the Avalon, Buick LaCrosse, and Chrysler 300, even if it can’t quite match those cars in ride composure.

The Facts
Class Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Hyundai
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices Base: $34,100
Limited: $39,300

Base Engine
3.3-liter V6
Horsepower
293
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28