Full size sedan market to which the 2014 Hyundai Azera belongs is quite strong segment where we have few highly valued competitors but this model certainly brings impressive set of features at affordable price. If you need luxury sedan this could be one of the best choices.
Looking at the model lineup we could notice that Hyundai significantly improve the quality of their cars while these new models are offered with improved features at a competitive price. Main competitors to the 2014 Hyundai Azera are vehicles like Buick LaCrosse and Toyota Avalon while it can be still compared to a slightly smaller Honda Accord. It comes with few added features and more space than Sonata so it certainly is a next step.
2014 Azera Review
When we compare the total space of the cabin we can notice that it offers about 107 cubic feet which is more than 103 cubic feet of Accord and other rivals that come at a pretty same level. It is important to say that total amount of space is not the most important thing and it might not tell the true state of things. Front seat passengers have a lot more space in Azera than what competitors offer but the problem is with the rear legroom that comes slightly shorter than in other models in this class.
Most drivers will notice the same thing we did and that is the center console is slightly wider than it needs to be in the lower segment so you might not have enough space for your legs, especially if you like to lean your legs sideways on longer trips. On the other side door panel is also pretty wide and things like door handle and power windows switch can be in your way. This will not be a problem for most drivers and passengers but still the 2014 Hyundai Azera belongs to the full size sedan market and you should not have to make compromises like this.
One of the things that we also liked is the 3.3 liter V6 engine that is capable of delivering 293 hp and 255 pound feet of torque. This allows Azera to be slightly in front of competitors and you can expect it to return at least 20 mpg combined even if you have heavy foot. You will notice that it has decent amount of power and that it will return good performances but it will not push you to drive it harder.
Release Date Of Azera
When you are buying full size sedan with decent amount of luxury accents in the interior you expect it to return quite comfortable ride but also to insulate you from most noises that occur while driving. This car does that very good, but, competition does it even better. With upgraded suspension it will fly over any road imperfections but might not be ideal if you want to take it slightly faster through few corners.
Both interior and exterior deserve praises. It comes with elegant and refined line but still for more stylish appearance you can always opt for some of the competitors. In the interior we are getting good quality materials with soft touch surfaces all over segments. Leather is standard and things like heated front seats also come in handy. Navigation is again standard and we are glad to see that Hyundai offers more in this segment than most, we are used to see this kind of approach.
2014 Hyundai Azera Changes
Base price is set to $31,000 and most drivers will be quite pleased with the offer on both interior and exterior. For those that want more there is the technology package that is $4,000 extra and we are getting things like adjustable steering column, bigger wheels and nicer looking lights. We are not sure why this package is called technology since most of those features it offers are not tech related but we don’t mind that a lot.
Another thing that we like to add is about the turning circle diameter of this car. We can compare the 2014 Hyundai Azera with few midsize sedans and it will still take a win. It is quite easy to park in tight spots thankfully to high angle of wheels and we are not used to see this on vehicles with larger tires like this one. It is a good question if this is the best full size sedan on the market, it mainly depends on what you expect to get from it.