The 2014 Hyundai Azera ranks 9 out of 10 Affordable Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Hyundai Azera, as well as reliability and safety data.
Automotive writers are impressed with the 2014 Hyundai Azera’s stylish, comfortable interior, but are disappointed with its lackluster handling.
The Azera is powered by a V6 engine, and test drivers note that it delivers fairly strong, linear acceleration. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and earns praise for its smooth shifts, though some say it shifts a bit slowly. The 2014 Azera gets an EPA-estimated 19/29 mpg city/highway, which is on par for an affordable large car. Test drivers say the Azera has a comfortable ride on smooth roads, but that the ride can be harsh on rough pavement. Critics don’t think the Azera is as fun to drive as other cars in the class, and they write that it has numb steering and leans noticeably while cornering. They do think the Azera has strong brakes.
Critics write that the Hyundai Azera has very sophisticated interior styling, though some note that a closer inspection reveals a number of cheap-feeling plastic materials. As with most affordable large cars, automotive journalists write that the Azera’s front and rear seats are comfortable and very roomy. They add that the back seat offers a generous amount of legroom and plenty of headroom for tall passengers. At 16.3 cubic feet, the Azera’s trunk size is on par for the class. The 2014 Hyundai Azera comes standard with leather upholstery, power-adjustable, heated front seats, a 6-inch LCD display, a rearview camera, proximity key, push-button start, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB/iPod port, satellite radio and dual-zone automatic climate control. Available features include navigation, an 8-inch touch-screen display, a 14-speaker Infinity audio system, rear parking sensors and a panoramic sunroof. Test drivers think the audio, climate and navigation controls in the Azera are user-friendly, and they say the Infinity audio system provides exceptional sound quality.