2016 Hyundai Azera vs. Its Competition

2016 Hyundai Azera
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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 the Avalon hybrid, nor the dynamic road manners of the Impala.

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

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.

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.

Ford Taurus is the largest vehicle of this bunch on the outside, yet somehow its interior feels like one of the smallest.

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Quick Specs
8.0
For those who don't want or need the Genesis' price tag, the 2016 Hyundai Azera satisfies the near-luxury need for style and features.
8.2
The 2016 Acura TLX is light on luxury feel, but it has great interior space, lots of technology, and in its base version, supremely enjoyable performance and handling.
7.8
In any trim, the Buick LaCrosse is comfortable and well-appointed, but serious buyers should consider Premium versions.
7.4
The 2016 Ford Taurus is the biggest sedan in its lineup, but it's short on rear-seat room, and it's beginning to feel its age.
8.2
The 2016 Toyota Avalon gets some minor fillips as it vies again for our top rating among large sedans.
MSRP From    
$34,100$31,695$31,065$27,220$32,650
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 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 (Natl)
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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