2009 Hyundai Azera vs. Its Competition

2009 Hyundai Azera

Interior space, a comfortable ride, and reasonably strong acceleration—along with safety—mean everything in this class, and the Azera shows well on most counts.

Nearly identical to each other, the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable both sport V-6 power similar to that in the Azera, but they have available all-wheel drive and top crash-test scores all around; the Taurus and Sable also handle surprisingly well.

The Toyota Avalon has an enviable reputation for quality behind it, along with a nice compromise of ride quality and control.

The Buick LaCrosse is powered by a V-6 and has a little less room than the other cars here, but its smooth powertrain and improved styling make it worth considering.

The Chevrolet Impala leads sales, and while it feels less luxurious, its roomy backseat and big V-6 keep it in the running.

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2008 Toyota Avalon Limited2008 Toyota Avalon
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Quick Specs
The 2009 Hyundai Azera is somewhat limited in its mission, but it does it well. If interior space and a cushy ride are priorities, the Azera should be on your shortlist.
If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice.
A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan GLS4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan SEL FWD4-Door Sedan XL (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan LS4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
NAAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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