Interior space, a comfortable ride, and reasonably strong acceleration—along with safety—mean everything in this class, and the Azera shows well on most counts.
Nearly identical to each other, the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable both sport V-6 power similar to that in the Azera, but they have available all-wheel drive and top crash-test scores all around; the Taurus and Sable also handle surprisingly well.
The Toyota Avalon has an enviable reputation for quality behind it, along with a nice compromise of ride quality and control.
The Buick LaCrosse is powered by a V-6 and has a little less room than the other cars here, but its smooth powertrain and improved styling make it worth considering.
The Chevrolet Impala leads sales, and while it feels less luxurious, its roomy backseat and big V-6 keep it in the running.
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|2009 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet ImpalaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercury SableBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan GLS||4-Door Sedan LS||4-Door Sedan SEL FWD||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan XL (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan LS||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|NA||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|