For those who want a lot of luxury and convenience items for the money, the Hyundai Azera has always been a good pick. And for 2014, Hyundai has rejiggered the formula a bit, adding a base model while also adding a few features to the upscale Limited model.
The Azera is now offered in two models: Azera and Azera Limited. The base Azera includes push-button start, proximity-key entry, Bluetooth connectivity, power front seats, full leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated side mirrors, heated front and rear seats, and a six-inch audio display system with six Mobis speakers.
Limited models upgrade to the 450-watt Dimension sound system, which includes XM satellite radio, HD Radio, iPod/USB connectivity, and an auxiliary input jack, along with a navigation system, eight-inch touch-screen display, rear reading lights, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a power sunroof, rear parking assistance, and power-folding side mirrors.All Azera models do get Hyundai's subscription-based Blue Link system, which offers a suite of services like vehicle location; remote vehicle access; emergency and roadside assistance; turn-by-turn navigation; and traffic and weather updates.
The Premium Package adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, rear parking assistance, a power rear sunshade, and manual rear side-window sunshades.
One side note: While the Azera offers a lot of luxury features, it's missing the heavy-hitting 'wow' features like head-up displays, active parking, blind-spot systems, or active cruise control.