2007 Hyundai Azera: 400 Miles and a Quarter Tank Left
January 17, 2007
After an impressive first leg from L.A. to Phoenix two days ago, the Azera completed the return trip as smoothly as the first. I didn't go light on it, yet when I made it home I realized there was still nearly a quarter tank of gas left after the 408-mile trip. According to the computer, the Azera could have gone another 80 miles or so. That's some serious range. I did note, however, that when the tank does get nearly dry the "miles to empty" reading goes to a couple dashes instead of counting down to 0 miles. Lame.
Other things I noticed: the radio doesn't have any individual bass and treble functions that I could find. There are preset equalizer settings that sound Ok, but I find it hard to believe you can't fool with the settings yourself. This is especially annoying when the bass on the "Rock" setting starts rattling the rear deck.
The rain sensing wipers work great. For a car in this price range it's a nice feature that I didn't expect. Along with the automatic headlights I did expect, the Azera definitely feels like an upscale sedan. Tighten up the suspension and this sucker would be really good.
Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 6,720 miles