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STYLING | 7 out of 10
graceful four-door lines
nondescript, almost generic mid-size sedan look
Car and Driver
good-looking faux wood and metallic piping
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."
The 2009 Hyundai Azera has a fairly stylish interior but a nondescript exterior.