2017 Hyundai Azera vs. Its Competition

2017 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 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 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 Buick LaCrosse is new this year, and it's much lighter and more lively than before, though its cabin is a little spartan and its ride a bit firm.

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

It's also the oldest vehicle in this group, by a wide margin.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2017 Hyundai Azera has near-luxury features and style, and a full-size back seat.
6.3
The 2017 Acura TLX is a near-luxury competitor in a luxury field crowded with very good (and very pricey) cars with European badges on them.
7.2
An excellent chassis and a nice interior mean the LaCrosse should be on your shopping list. At the low end, it represents an excellent value and should be on any full-size sedan buyer's shopping list.
5.2
The 2017 Ford Taurus is the full-sizer that Ford once called its flagship. Times change—and so do tastes—and the Taurus struggles to keep up with others in its class.
7.8
The 2017 Toyota Avalon gives the full-size sedan a good name, with its exceptional space and style.
MSRP From    
$34,100$32,000$32,065$27,345$33,300
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 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    
3.3LFWD4-Door Sedan FWDSE FWDXLE (SE)
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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