The 2016 Hyundai Azera having been improved with the 2015 model, is Hyundai’s full-sized sedan offering competing against the likes of the Nissan Maxima and the Toyota Avalon. While the competition has balance the Azera has value going for it. The Azera has its ups and downs but most of the ups are what matters most and that makes up for the shortcomings of this vehicle.
The 2016 Hyundai Azera is a Gem Among the Manufacturer’s Vehicles
The 2016 Hyundai Azera has simple looks, paired with the name, the car feels very feminine the front features big, eye-like headlights that makes the grille look small. On to the side there’s this nice kink on the C-pillar that adds to the shapely lines of the sedan along with a molded line that goes from the rear passenger door handle to the lip of the trunk. Under the hood is a decent 3.3 Liter V6 putting out 293hp paired to a 6 speed automatic.
On the inside of the 2016 Azera, most of the bad stuff is hidden and Hyundai has presented the cabin with class. On areas that are easily seen, the materials are upscale and has great quality. Upon closer inspection however such as the bottom part of the door panels, and rear panel of the steering wheel, you’ll immediately feel the hard plastic that feels cheap. Reach under the seats and you’ll notice the lack of polish in design of the upholstery as the leather ends abruptly just under the seat and beyond that is bare foam and wiring. That aside, the value aspect of the Azera comes with its standard equipment such as an 8 inch touch screen infotainment system, navigation, and a 14-speaker setup. To add, the Limited trim of the Azera features lane departure warning, forward collision warning, parking sensors, auto high beam headlamps, and even adaptive cruise control. All of these equate to a very nice car with a competitive price.
Driving the 2016 Hyundai Azera, it’s more of a comfy cruiser than a sporty sedan. The cabin is best suited for comfort with the plush seats and generous room. The engine is powerful enough to do wheel spins but front wheel burnouts just look silly. The dampers are refined from with the 2015 model and now deliver excellent comfort. The downside to extra comfort is huge amounts of body roll which is why the Azera isn’t suited for enthusiastic driving.
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