2011 Hyundai Azera vs. Its Competition

2011 Hyundai Azera
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

For shoppers looking for this type of car, ride comfort, a quiet cabin, and more traditional luxury features rank above all else.

The Toyota Avalon is probably the Azera’s top rival; it has an enviable reputation for quality and strikes a slightly better compromise between ride and handling.

Then there’s the all-new Buick LaCrosse, which steps away from absolute comfort toward a slightly sportier character overall.

The Buick also offers more tech features in addition to those traditional luxury-sedan extras.

The Ford Taurus rides quite well and, with a 2010 redesign, has become more of a performance sedan, but it’s still comfortable inside.

Those planning to carry adults in the backseat should be aware that Ford reduced rear headroom in redesigning the Taurus.

The Chevrolet Impala is another alternative, but the Impala feels decidedly behind the times, with decade-ago levels of refinement and obsolete-looking interior appointments.

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Quick Specs
Spacious, handsome, and unremittingly conservative, the 2011 Hyundai Azera is a great alternative for folks who think the company's Sonata is a bit risque.
It's big and reasonably priced, but the 2011 Chevrolet Impala can't match other full-sizers on sex appeal or high-tech features.
The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.
The 2011 Toyota Avalon is at once traditional and modern, with a classy, comfortable luxury-car look and feel combined with top-notch safety and a great feature set.
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Gas Mileage   
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6
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LargeLargeLarge CarsLarge
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4-Door Sedan GLS4-Door Sedan LS Retail4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door SedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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