On the outside, the 2009 Hyundai Azera is fairly anonymous, according to reviews read by TheCarConnection.com. It looks a lot like the Toyota Avalon—which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Car and Driver is not impressed with what it calls "a nondescript, almost generic mid-size sedan look." Cars.com, however, refers to the 2009 Hyundai Azera's "graceful four-door lines." The 2009 Hyundai Azera leans "ever so slightly on the sporty side of this conservative sector," Edmunds concurs: "with its...crisp body lines, this sedan looks more like an Acura than a Hyundai." Kelley Blue Book likes the 2009 Azera's "classy look." New for 2009 are redesigned wheels and a slightly different chrome grille.
The interior of the 2009 Hyundai Azera is also well received. Edmunds comments, "Hyundai infuses the Azera's cabin with robust doses of luxury. With good-looking faux wood and metallic piping, materials quality is simply excellent, and those who opt for the Limited will find themselves swaddled in soft, double-stitched leather." For 2009, Hyundai adds some new wood and metal grain trims that impart a touch of class. Car and Driver finds fault inside, with the "econocar-like gauges." One other gripe: The light-colored beige leather of the driver seat is known to become worn and discolored prematurely, so Edmunds advises "sticking with the black interior option, which looks classier anyway."