* 2017 pricing; 2016 pricing not available
2016 Hyundai Azera Overview
Pros & Cons
- Numerous standard features
- Headroom may be limited for tall rear-seat passengers
- Choppy ride on uneven pavement
- Uninspiring handling
Notable for 2016
- Now available with adaptive cruise control
Hyundai Azera Rankings and Research
The 2016 Hyundai Azera ranking is based on its score within the Large Cars category. Currently the Hyundai Azera has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 35 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.
- #10 in Large Cars
2016 Hyundai Azera Pictures
2016 Hyundai Azera Review
The 2016 Hyundai Azera is well-equipped, but auto writers report that it doesn't ride or corner with the same composure as its rivals.
The 2016 Azera's V6 engine provides plenty of power for city driving and highway passing. Both the V6 and the standard six-speed automatic transmission operate smoothly.
According to the EPA, the base 2016 Hyundai Azera gets 20/29 mpg city/highway, which is on par for the class.
The Hyundai Azera doesn't handle corners with as much poise as rivals like the Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon. The Azera has a comfortable ride on smooth pavement, but rough roads cause the ride to become choppy.
The 2016 Hyundai Azera has an attractive interior with mostly upscale materials, though there are some cheap plastics. The front seats are comfortable and spacious. The rear seats offer ample legroom, but headroom may be limited for tall passengers. Trunk space is average for the class.
Compared with its rivals, the Azera has an extensive list of standard features. It includes leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, a rearview camera, proximity keys, a 14-speaker Infinity audio system, Bluetooth, a USB port, satellite radio, blind spot monitoring, dual-zone automatic climate control and Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration.
Available features include a panoramic sunroof, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and forward collision warning. Adaptive cruise control is a new option for the 2016 model year.
Many of the audio and climate control features can be controlled by buttons and knobs instead of the touch screen, which helps make the infotainment system easy to use.
- "The 2016 Hyundai Azera brings style to a segment known for conservative design. It's also suitably luxurious with plenty of room for occupants to stretch their legs." -- Edmunds
- "Shapely, spacious and well-equipped, the Hyundai Azera delivers the complete full-size family sedan experience along with an extra dose of style. Its driving dynamics are more Buick than BMW, but for buyers simply seeking a big, comfortable sedan with all the trimmings, the Azera fits the bill quite nicely." -- Left Lane News (2015)
- "If you're looking for a car that places performance at the top of its attributes list, Hyundai's 2015 Azera luxury sedan will probably come as a let down. While competent, the Azera doesn't move like a Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus SHO or Dodge Charger, all of which offer the option of AWD." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
- "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." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
Other Cars to Consider
The Chrysler 300 is enjoyable to drive thanks to its muscular engine lineup, composed handling and comfortable ride. Its interior is also a highlight, boasting upscale materials and user-friendly infotainment features.
With its quiet cabin, spacious rear seats and smooth ride, the Toyota Avalon's primary strength is comfort. However, it also delivers solid performance thanks to its poised handling and strong acceleration.
Details: 2016 Hyundai Azera
The 2016 Hyundai Azera is a five-seat sedan that's available in two trims: base and Limited. Every Azera has a 3.3-liter V6 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The Azera's last full redesign was for the 2012 model year, so this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2012 through 2016 model years.
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