2007 Hyundai Azera: An oasis in the jungle
April 04, 2007
Facing my "nightmare-covered-in-molasses" 6-mile commute home (it typically takes 30-40 minutes), the Azera proved soothing.
The power tilt/telescope wheel, plush yet still supportive seats, refined powertrain and quiet cabin maximize comfort and minimize the stress of driving in a grossly overpopulated city like L.A. Even the Azera's map pockets pivot out to ease access to things like our fuel log.
And I've gotta give props to the 315-watt, 10-speaker Infinity stereo (included with the Ultimate package). A great stereo can make a commute, dare I say, enjoyable. While dealing with 10,000 maniacs on the road, I listened to a CD of the band of the same name. I highly recommend their album titled "In my tribe".
Although I'm more of a sports car guy, I can definitely see the appeal of a luxury car. And Hyundai makes a damn fine one for under 30 grand.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 9,955 miles.