2015 Hyundai Azera vs. Its Competition

2015 Hyundai Azera
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Hyundai Azera sits between comfort-oriented mainstream models and super-refined luxury sedans.

Like the Toyota Avalon and Chevrolet Impala, it has a newfound sense of style.

The Azera can't meet the fuel economy of hybrid versions of both the Avalon and Lexus's ES.

The Lexus ES has traditionally been the pick for those who want the creamiest, most isolated luxury-sedan experience, although its Avalon cousin gives it a run for the money when it comes to both price and design.

The Buick LaCrosse gets a standard eAssist mild-hybrid system, paired with a four-cylinder engine, achieving 37 mpg on the highway.

The Ford Taurus is the largest vehicle of this bunch on the outside, yet somehow its interior feels like one of the smallest; a new version of the Taurus is in the works, with a more efficient turbo four-cylinder engine as well.

The Acura TLX (which has replaced the TLX) may be the most exciting of this bunch to drive; it handles very well—even in its base form—but its back seat isn't as roomy as most of the others.

2015 Hyundai Azera2015 Hyundai Azera
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2015 Acura TLX 3.5 SH-AWD2015 Acura TLX
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2015 Buick LaCrosse2015 Buick Lacrosse
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2015 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View2015 Ford Taurus
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2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid2015 Toyota Avalon
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2015 Azera is the big, stylish, luxurious Hyundai for folks who don't want the Genesis's bulk or price tag.
8.6
The 2015 Acura TLX offers impressive performance, ample features, and smart value.
7.8
The Buick LaCrosse is both supremely comfortable and excellent on gas, but we'd point you to the Premium versions if you're seriously considering one.
8.0
8.2
The 2015 Toyota Avalon is no longer just for retirees, although they'll appreciate the attractive design, available fuel-sipping Hybrid, and rejuvenated driving dynamics as much as anyone.
MSRP From    
$34,000$31,445$31,065$27,055$32,285
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Large CarsMid-Size CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan XLE (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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