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Hyundai Azera Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 263 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2010 Hyundai Azera

  • The 2010 Hyundai Azera delivers a level of quality and feature-rich content that is expected of higher-priced cars, making it a value-leading choice in this segment.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Pleasant interior design with high-quality materials, strong performance from 3.8-liter V6, ample feature content, bargain price, excellent warranty, large trunk.

  • Cons

    Seating position is too high for some, prone to a few squeaks and rattles, navigation system limits audio options.

  • What's New for 2010

    For 2010, the Hyundai Azera sees only minor changes to its feature content. Last year's Ultimate package has been eliminated, with many of those features now standard on the Limited trim level.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)


Azera junk!

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Vehicle: 2010 Hyundai Azera Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

I sent a review the other day and I have since heard from Hyundai customer service. Nothing has changed. They still sell junk and call it quality. The selling dealer is no better. I will not buy another or even keep this one. Bad tires ( Michelin ) terrible ride. Road noise is terrible. Don`t forget you do not need Miller Hyundai in vestal New York. And you do not need a Hyundai from anywhere.




Michelin tires

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Vehicle: 2010 Hyundai Azera Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

The tires on this car are very noisy. The car rides very roughly. Next time maybe try a sonata.




Looks great, but.....

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Vehicle: 2010 Hyundai Azera Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

This is a great looking car. Performance is very adequate. However, the ride is horrible. I don't know why some peeps find the ride so good. Mine is like a buckboard. The rear suspension is so rough till I cringe every time I hit any bump. This car feels EVERY expansion joint on an Interstate. I don't know if I'd buy another one at this point. It would have to be a vast improvement, otherwise I'll stick to my wonderful and dependable Toyotas.



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This car can't be under

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Vehicle: 2010 Hyundai Azera Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

Had this car for past 4 month. and the car drives like it my wife's LS430. I love the handling and ride quality. But best thing about this car is it only cost me 1/2 of my wife's car. PRICE! It's like Korean, it takes over every thing. TV,DVD,washer, almost every thing at our house is Korean company (Samsung or LG). Bottom line is Hyundai finally got it right and I"m sold.




Real value

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Vehicle: 2010 Hyundai Azera Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

Bought the black on black. Looks very good inside and out. Drives like a very high-end luxury car. I am very satisfied with my purchase at less than $26,000. Unfortunately, I already got two small scratches down to the metal. I don't know if it's the paint quality or just fate. Seats are very plush at first, but I found I needed to shift my weight around after about an hour of driving to be comfortable. I don't recall doing this in other cars.



Full 2010 Hyundai Azera Review

What's New for 2010

For 2010, the Hyundai Azera sees only minor changes to its feature content. Last year's Ultimate package has been eliminated, with many of those features now standard on the Limited trim level.

Introduction

When it comes to automobiles, the term "value" isn't limited to a low price -- it also refers to getting a lot for your money. Among full-size sedans, the 2010 Hyundai Azera represents an undeniable value. In its base form, the Azera is well appointed with plenty of features and comes in just under the $25,000 mark. Even the range-topping Limited with all the bells and whistles represents a relative bargain at less than $33,000.

These prices may bring out the skeptic in some buyers, with assumptions that sacrifices may have been made in other areas -- like quality, materials and power -- but that is simply not the case with the Hyundai Azera. High-quality materials adorn the cabin, and the base 3.3-liter V6 should be adequate for many drivers. A more powerful 3.8-liter engine available on the Limited will likely satisfy a wider audience, with acceleration that can even be described as sprightly among competing models.

The Azera's value-leading status is further enhanced for 2010, with the elimination of last year's optional Ultimate package. Features from this package, like a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, driver seat memory, wood grain steering wheel and door pulls, are now included in the Limited trim level. The Azera Limited's price increases a bit, but not nearly as much as the Ultimate package would have cost. It's also worth noting that the Navigation package drops in price by almost 40 percent compared to last year.

Of course, the 2010 Hyundai Azera isn't the only game in town. Its main rival, the Toyota Avalon, is a bit more refined and luxurious, but perhaps not enough to justify its higher price. The redesigned Ford Taurus is priced competitively with similar features, but it drives and feels like a much bigger car. Buick's new LaCrosse is another stylish alternative, but it's hamstrung by middling performance and limited cargo space. Among these sedans, the Hyundai Azera emerges as a very well-rounded choice and one worthy of serious consideration.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2010 Hyundai Azera is a full-size sedan that is offered in GLS and Limited trim levels. The base GLS includes 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way driver and four-way passenger power front seats, a 60/40-split rear seat, wood grain interior accents, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a six-speaker stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio connection. The optional Premium package adds a sunroof, leather upholstery and five-level heated front seats.

The Azera Limited includes all of the above plus a larger engine, power-folding mirrors, a power rear sunshade, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, driver-seat memory functions, a wood-trimmed steering wheel and door handles and a 10-speaker Infinity stereo. Limited buyers can opt for the Ultimate Navigation package, which adds a navigation system and an upgraded 12-speaker Infinity surround-sound system. Unfortunately, selecting this package will eliminate the six-CD changer and both auxiliary audio inputs. Bluetooth is a stand-alone option.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2010 Hyundai Azera GLS is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 that produces 234 horsepower and 226 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. The Azera Limited sports a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 263 hp and 257 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is only slightly lower, at 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard on all Azeras. We've tested a few Azera Limited models over the years; expect a 0-60-mph time in the low-7-second range.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2010 Hyundai Azera includes traction control, stability control, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags, rear outboard side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Antilock disc brakes are also standard and manage to bring the full-size Azera to a stop in an impressive 118 feet from 60 mph.

In government crash tests, the Azera scored four out of five stars in frontal-impact crash tests and five stars for side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Azera its top score of "Good" for its protection of front passengers in frontal-offset crashes and a score of "Acceptable" (the second-highest rating) in side-impact testing.

Interior Design and Special Features

The 2010 Hyundai Azera surrounds occupants with a level of luxury that is typical for a car costing much more. The quality look and feel of the faux wood and metallic trim complement the stately cabin design, as do the many soft-touch surfaces. Opting for the leather upholstery further enhances the upmarket accommodations. We will note, however, that in the year we spent with a 2007 Azera during a long-term test, we noticed our test car's light beige seats were susceptible to wear and discoloration; the dark leather upholstery might be advisable.

The Azera's tall seating position may limit headroom for taller drivers, but aside from that, the cabin is quite spacious. The rear seats provide plenty of comfort for adult-sized passengers with ample leg- and headroom as well. All-around visibility is also quite good thanks to a low cowl and narrow roof pillars. The generous trunk can hold up to 16.6 cubic feet of cargo, and the wide opening facilitates easier loading. When larger items need transporting, the 60/40-split rear seats fold down to further increase cargo capacity.

Driving Impressions

Despite the budget-friendly price tag, the 2010 Hyundai Azera delivers an impressive amount of refinement. Road and wind noise are minimal, allowing for quiet conversations even at highway speeds. Acceleration is strong with the Limited's V6, while the five-speed automatic transmission makes the most of available power with quick shifts and well-spaced ratios.

While the Azera may lack the athleticism found in other sedans (like the Mazda 6 or Nissan Maxima), we're confident that most drivers will find the big Hyundai more than adequate. Handling is on the soft side, but the car feels predictable and secure around turns and has a reasonably precise steering feel. On the whole, the Azera drives like a much smaller car when compared to the competition.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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