2007 Hyundai Azera: The trunk and the table
June 04, 2007
With 16.6 cubic feet of room, the Hyundai Azera has one of the larger trunks in the full-size sedan category. I had to lug home a small table after a trip downtown to a warehouse furniture sale this weekend. A small table in a large trunk? Sounds like a no-brainer.
Brimming with optimism, I anticipated that the Hyundai Azera's lushly sized hind parts would be more than capable of meeting this challenge.
Um, not quite. Huge as the car's trunk is, the table was a bit too tall to allow the trunk to close securely once inside. I could have taken advantage of the Azera's split-folding rear seats and tried placing the table lengthwise on its side, but I was worried that doing so might cause it to roll around and get scratched. In its favor, though, the Azera's rear seats were really easy to fold, falling face-down with just a gentle nudge forward.
What to do? Fortunately the Azera has spacious back seats and I had no passengers traveling in rear. The table easily fit in the back seat, allowing it to enjoy scenic vistas of depressed, graffiti-ridden downtown Los Angeles neighborhoods as I made my way home.
While it's not quite as accommodating as an SUV or hatchback with fold-flat seats, the Azera does pretty well for itself in the utility department.
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 12,863 miles