The Lexus ES 350 has long been the pick for those who want the creamiest, most isolated luxury-sedan experience; but the Azera comes close in many respects—and it surpasses it, in our opinion, in design.
Meanwhile, the more affordable Toyota Avalon makes a straightforward appeal based around comfort, but with the Azera's more fashionable look and wider equipment, the Avalon can feel a little unexciting.
The Acura TL is quite exciting to drive and handles very well—even in its base form—but its back seat isn't as roomy.
There's also a higher-performance model with an excellent SH-AWD (all-wheel drive) system.
The 2012 Buick LaCrosse gets an all-new eAssist mild-hybrid system, paired with a four-cylinder engine, and now achieves 37 mpg on the highway.
The Ford Taurus is the largest vehicle of this bunch on the outside, yet somehow its interior feels like one of the smallest; next year a new version of the Taurus is in the works, with a more efficient turbo four-cylinder engine as well.
|2012 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2012 Acura TLBrowse Used Listings||2012 Buick LacrosseBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2012 Lexus ES 350Browse Used Listings||2012 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas/Electric I4||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|Large||Mid-Size||Midsize Cars||Large Cars||Compact||Large|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD||4-Door Sedan Base FWD||4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic|