H2007 yundai Azera: Uptown Aspirations
April 09, 2007
This weekend I spent some time in our long-term Hyundai Azera, and I am impressed by its interior. I like the polished wood trim that wraps from the front around the doors, the tasteful wood accents and steering wheel, and the fine stitching in the leather seats and on the door.
One of the big news stories from our comprehensive coverage of the 2007 New York Auto Show was the Hyundai Genesis concept, which represents Hyundai's strongest push into Lexus/Toyota Acura territory. I would say that if the Azera is any sort of starting point, Hyundai is on the right track.
However (and there's always a however) I was a bit overwhelmed by the car's bounciness. Admittedly, I am a bit of a leadfoot so at times when the car's going 80 it feels like 50. This could certainly account for some bounce over rough roads. As it turns out, the tires are actually overinflated. The recommendation is 30 psi, and the tires are all approaching 40. We'll have to adjust the pressure and check again. Stay tuned.
Doug Lloyd, Copy Editor, at 10,146 miles