An Azera State of Mind
February 21, 2007
While waiting for another editor at the post office, I sat with our long-term Hyundai Azera enjoying this view of a West LA chemical plant. Driving the Azera is a bit like having a beer after work, and I mean that in the nicest way. This car is easy to drive, smooth-riding, instantly comfortable. I don't mind running around the city in it, and when other motorists grate on my nerves, its torquey 3.8-liter V6 gets me out of that situation quickly...
That said, I could do without the abrupt throttle response off the line, and the five-speed automatic transmission isn't always ready when I am -- similar to comments we've logged on the Kia Sedona , which has a version of this drivetrain.