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2017 Hyundai Azera Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Hyundai Azera was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.4

The 2017 Hyundai Azera comes with a generous list of standard features, and its infotainment system is easy to use. Front seats are supportive and roomy, but rear-seat headroom is compromised by the Azera's sloped roofline, and the optional sunroof limits it even more. Most of the materials are upscale, and the interior has stylish details and an elegant design. However, there are some hard plastics used in places.

  • "Like most sedans in this class, the 2016 Hyundai Azera's interior has a distinctly upscale feel and appearance, though it's cheapened somewhat by the brittle, shiny plastics used in some places." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "Look inside the 2016 Azera and, boy howdy, has Hyundai come a long ways from its bargain-basement beginnings. The artful instrument panel has big sweeping shapes, everything is properly located, leatherwork is impeccable, little details – like the way door-mounted functions are nested into the armrests – are very neatly done, the seats are comfortable and supportive, and the level of standard equipment is astounding, especially considering the price. And that's just the base model; the Limited adds even more. Even the curved arms that support the trunklid disappear into carefully molded receptacles in the trunk lining. It's all very impressive." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "The flowing lines continue inside, where passengers are treated to upscale materials and first-class space at all five seating positions." -- Left Lane News (2016)

Seating 

The 2017 Hyundai Azera seats five and comes standard with leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a tilt-and-telescopic leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a leather-trimmed shift knob.

The Azera's front seats are spacious and comfortable and offer plenty of support. Their adjustability allows the driver and front passenger to find the optimal seating position. The rear seats also offer comfort and ample legroom. However, the Azera's sloping roofline cuts into rear-seat headroom, and taller passengers will feel cramped. The optional panoramic sunroof further decreases headroom.

There is plenty of room for two child seats in the rear seats. The lower LATCH anchors are set deep in the seats and blocked by the stiff leather seat cushions. The seat-belt buckles also block the lower anchors. Kids will have a hard time buckling themselves into booster seats because of the floppy seat-belt buckles. However, the three top tethers are easy to access and use.

  • "In our interior evaluation, we found the Azera's front seats to be unusually supportive for this segment -- even featuring some lateral bolstering -- and we're fans." -- Autotrader (2016)
  • "There's lots of legroom front and rear, but taller passengers will find headroom a bit snug in the backseat." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "Driver and passenger have more room than they'll ever need; our fully grown rear-seat occupant rode in complete comfort, even after we jacked the driver's seat all the way back in a thinly veiled attempt to shatter his ankles." -- Car and Driver (2012)

Interior Features

The 2017 Hyundai Azera comes standard with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 14-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, navigation, an 8-inch touch screen, brake assist, a hands-free trunk, push-button start, predictive traffic and weather, a USB port, and Blue Link, which connects your smartphone and smartwatch devices to the Azera. Once connected, the devices can remotely start the car and lock and unlock the doors. It also includes automatic collision notification, vehicle "health" updates, remote climate control, and point-of-interest and Destination Google search, among other features.

Other available features include rear park assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control with stop-start capability, and an electronic parking brake with automatic vehicle hold.

The Azera comes equipped with a generous list of standard features that many competitors, such as the Nissan Maxima, can't match. These features are easy to use. The Azera's infotainment system is well-organized, with logically-placed buttons. The standard 14-speaker audio system delivers your favorite music with excellent sound quality, and the touch screen has vivid graphics.

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  • "The Hyundai Azera for 2016 includes, on the ‘base’ model, a level of standard equipment so long it's basically like most manufacturers' high-end offerings. There is even more on the Limited trim level, but nobody in the base version should feel slighted." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "The design of the dashboard and the center stack is appealing in its minimalist execution, thanks to last year's revised center stack that adds some buttons and knobs for functions that formerly required you to wade through the touchscreen's menus. Thankfully, there's even a tuning knob for the radio. The large, standard 8-inch touchscreen electronics interface is notable for its crisp graphics, and it incorporates Google POI search, Pandora Internet radio and, for iPhone users, Siri Eyes Free voice controls." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "The [standard Infinity] Logic 7 system and its eight-inch subwoofer made the most of the rich details of ‘Lush Life’ by Johnny Coltrane and John Hartman. Gotta love the huge, rotating volume-control knob that sits prominently in the center stack." -- Automobile Magazine (2012)

Cargo

With 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space, the 2017 Hyundai Azera has average cargo space for a large car. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats increase space for larger items, and there are enough nooks and crannies in the cabin for storing smaller items. The Azera also comes standard with a hands-free trunk that automatically opens when you are within 3 feet behind the vehicle for more than three seconds with the proximity key on you – no foot waving required.

  • "The Azera, which sits right in the middle of the large sedan segment, has decent trunk space, average small-item storage and a 60/40-split folding rear seat for transporting larger items." -- Edmunds
  • "The trunk, which holds a generous 16.3 cubic feet, is deep and wide but has a fairly high liftover height that older buyers might not appreciate." -- Automobile Magazine (2012)

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