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2010 Hyundai Azera

2010 Hyundai Azera

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Appearance-wise in the 2011 model, first shown today at the Chicago Auto Show, the changes aren't dramatic. They're limited to a new grille,  headlights, LED taillights, and fog lamps, plus "high-gloss" window trim, a new trunk lid design and new alloy wheels. New puddle lamps also help bring a premium aura. Inside, aluminum graining has been added to the center console, and a new triple-blink feature has been added to the turn signal. All Azera models get a green 'Eco' light for 2011 that illuminates when driving for better fuel efficiency.

2010 Hyundai Azera

2010 Hyundai Azera

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The Azera GLS includes the 3.3-liter engine, while the Limited model steps up to the 3.8-liter plus a power rear sunshade, memory seats and mirrors, power-folding mirrors, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a HomeLink garage-door opener. An LG DVD Navigation system will be optional, paired with a 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 sound system. All Azeras will have electronic stability control, four-wheel disc brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, eight standard airbags, and active front head restraints.

One thing that Hyundai hasn't changed significantly is the Azera's dimensions—in particular its vast interior space. In TheCarConnection.com's review of the 2010 Hyundai Azera, editor Marty Padgett's take is that it "appeals to sedan shoppers on a budget who value comfort and interior space above all else." We like the huge back seat, strong acceleration, and good tactility of the interior controls but pan the bouncy ride, mid-pack safety, bland styling, and fuel economy.

At least for 2010, the interior styling and materials of the Azera remained unremarkable compared to some of its primary rivals like the 2010 Nissan Maxima, Buick Lucerne, Ford Taurus, or Toyota Avalon. Hyundai's own rear-wheel-drive Genesis might also be an alternative to some shoppers. The sportier and more upscale-feeling (but also roomy) Genesis starts at just $3,500 more than the 2010 Hyundai Azera Limited.

The 2011 Azera will begin arriving to Hyundai dealerships later this spring, and we'll bring you our up-close, revised take on the improved version as soon as we can.


 
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