2010 Hyundai Azera vs. Its Competition

2010 Hyundai Azera
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

For shoppers looking for this type of car, ride comfort, a quiet cabin, and more traditional luxury features rank above all else.

The Toyota Avalon is probably the Azera’s top rival; it has an enviable reputation for quality and strikes a slightly better compromise between ride and handling.

Then there’s the all-new Buick LaCrosse, which steps away from absolute comfort toward a slightly sportier character overall.

The Buick also offers more tech features in addition to those traditional luxury-sedan extras.

The Ford Taurus rides quite well and, with a 2010 redesign, has become more of a performance sedan, but it’s still comfortable inside.

Those planning to carry adults in the backseat should be aware that Ford reduced rear headroom in redesigning the Taurus.

The Chevrolet Impala is another alternative, but the Impala feels decidedly behind the times, with decade-ago levels of refinement and obsolete-looking interior appointments.

Then there’s the Kia Amanti; compared to the Azera, the Kia is a little less ornate-feeling inside; it’s about the same size as the Azera, has a comparably smooth ride, and is worth a look.

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The 2010 Hyundai Azera appeals to sedan shoppers on a budget who value comfort and interior space above all else.
6.6
If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice.
8.4
A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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If you don't mind driving a big car with derivative looks, the 2008 Kia Amanti is a great choice.
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The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
MSRP From    
$24,970$23,790$23,635$25,495$27,325
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
LargeLargeLargeLargeLarge
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan GLS4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan SEL FWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan XL (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan LS4 Door Sedan4dr Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
NAAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD