The 2013 Hyundai Azera is a big secure sedan and borrows some of its building blocks from the acclaimed Sonata mid-size sedan.
The Azera hasn't been rated by the federal government yet, but from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety it earned top 'good' scores in frontal, side, and rear impact testing, plus roof strength, and in all subcategories of frontal and side testing. In the roof-strength test it withstood 4.76 times its weight.
Nine airbags—including a driver's knee airbag and separate rear side-impact bags—are standard on the Azera, plus electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, and an impact-reducing front-seat design.
Outward visibility isn't quite as good as upright sedan designs, but the standard rearview camera system mostly makes up for that.