Takes the heat - 2007 Hyundai Azera Long-Term Road Test

2007 Hyundai Azera Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Hyundai Azera: takes the heat

July 02, 2007

As summer rolls around, the Azera is proving itself to be a pretty decent warm-weather companion. Driving around town this weekend, the car's air conditioning was on full blast, and it did a great job of keeping things pleasant in the cabin.

Did have one gripe with the controls, though. The car's HVAC controls have a single "mode" button that controls how the air flow is delivered.

I'm fickle. Sometimes I like to feel the Arctic nip of frigid air on my face. Sometimes it's my feet that need the love, and sometimes I like to split the air flow between both places. The Azera's single-button setup means I had to shuffle through a host of modes to get to the one I wanted, which doesn't seem like the most user-friendly way to approach things. Would've been nice to have a series of unique buttons for each mode instead. Just a thought.

One another note, the Azera was rewarded for keeping things cool this weekend with a soapy rub-down at our favorite car wash.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 13, 937 miles

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