2007 Hyundai Azera: It's What's Inside That Counts
July 05, 2007
I thoroughly enjoy driving the Hyundai Azera Limited in our stable, infinitely more than the Camry. They are similar cars (four-door midrange sedans) that seek similar audiences, but to me, the Hyundai is an infinitely nicer car. The thing I like the most is its sight lines, which are so much better than those in the high-waisted, big-butt Camry. Because being able to see around the sides and rear of a car while you're driving is a fundamental safety issue, something that, presumably, the target-buyer-parent-with-kids would hold as a concern...
But I also really enjoy the Hyundai's look, from the big tough-looking exhausts to the tasteful wood accents on the steering wheel, center stack and sides. I really enjoy this cabin.
The seats are so comfortable and nicely trimmed in leather, the cabin is warm and inviting, the gauges are easy to read, and the controls and knobs and buttons are all well laid out and clear. It may take awhile for Hyundai to get to where Toyota is in terms of reputation, but the Azera's a great start.
Senior Copy Editor Doug Lloyd @ 13,974 miles