The list of safety features is impressive; eight airbags, plus active head restraints, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist are all included. However, the Azera has been on the road with no significant design changes since 2006. Options include power tilt and telescopic wheel, driver's seat memory and leather and woodgrain steering wheel. Other equipment includes a HomeLink garage-door opener, power front seats and automatic headlamps. This may lead to detachment of one of the rear control arms. Fortunately, the large size means that the Azera has an impressive 44 inches of front-seat legroom and more than 38 inches of legroom for rear-seat passengers—as much as or more than some traditional-brand luxury cars that can cost twice as much. But the Azera is not without its flaws—namely, materials that aren't quite luxury-caliber and a lack of some of the finer details.
The rear thorax-type bags are an unusual feature typically offered in premium vehicles. The front-wheel-drive Hyundai Azera is a car with a very focused mission, but it takes its reason for being to an extreme. Front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, electronic stability control, front-seat active head restraints, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes, and brake assist are included with both Azera models. Although one step above the Sonata, the Azera looks very much like a larger version of that sedan. A Bluetooth hands-free interface remains available only as a port-installed option. In September 2013, Hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units.
These sedans aren't canyon carvers or backroad burners, but when you need a comfortable four-door with space to spare, they're ready to serve. New for 2010 The Limited trim gains additional standard equipment for 2010. The transmission gets from gear to gear smoothly, with a manumatic mode for do-it-yourselfers. With especially roomy rear seating and a smooth, comfortable ride, it's an ideal vehicle for family duty or road trips. Both engines have continuously variable valve timing and a variable intake system to help increase throttle response without reducing fuel economy. A two-part glovebox and many interior compartments give the Azera more in-cabin storage than most rivals. Now that Hyundai makes the Genesis, a genuine luxury car, it no longer tries to compare the Azera to a Lexus or Mercedes-Benz product.
It comes as no surprise, then, that the loaded Azera is the volume seller, as consumers can't ignore such obvious value. The steering wheel masks the dashboard-mounted ignition switch, but it includes buttons for audio and climate systems. With the smaller of the two engines, the Azera gets 18 mpg city, 26 highway, while the 3. The Ford Taurus offers more than 20 cubic feet, while the Toyota Avalon trails both at 14. Recall Date 2013-08-12 Description Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Sonata vehicles manufactured March 1, 2005, through January 21, 2010; and model year 2006-2011 Azera vehicles manufactured September 27, 2005, through November 22, 2010 originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. From electric to electrifying, we break it all down in a concise, model-by-model review that begins on the next page. Good cabin storage with a large bi-level console bin and front-seatback pockets offsetting the small door map pockets.
The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. But Hyundai is changing that at the 2010 Chicago show with the debut of the 2011 Hyundai Azera, which adds a number of refinements… The previous year was a particularly rough one in the recall department for some automakers cough, cough, Toyota, cough, cough. Its interior design has begun to look dated, when compared to more recently-designed competitors. Exterior The Azera's large trapezoidal grille has horizontal bars and incorporates a Hyundai logo in the center. Wheel designs have been updated, and last year marked the introduction of a new chrome grille design; on the inside, the wood grain and metal accents have been enhanced a bit. Road salt and water can enter portions of the rear crossmember, leading to corrosion of the crossmember steel.
Few would disagree that the 2010 Hyundai Azera is conservatively styled and a bit anonymous, but it is what it is and most reviewers recognize that the Azera isn't going for style mavens with finicky tastes. New for 2010 The Limited trim gains additional standard equipment for 2010. Many of the safety features offered in more expensive vehicles are included on the Azera, including electronic stability control, safety pretensioners, anti-lock brakes, 8 air bags and active front head restraints. Remedy Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair or replace the crossmember assembly. Both come with a very generous amount of equipment compared to sedans in their price range. The seats are nicely contoured for good overall support. Hyundai's number for this recall is 172.
The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai Customer Care Center at 1-800-633-5151. There's not much to report about the way the 2010 Hyundai Azera handles. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class. Decent, but not quite the best.
Some say the available leather trim is a grade below what is traditionally found in luxury cars. . Recall Date 2013-04-01 Description Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe,2006-2011 Tucson, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2010 Elantra, 2008-2011 Veracruz, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2008 Entourage, and 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. You can interpret our ratings in the following way: 5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110. Very ample overall dimensions directly translate to very ample interior space in the 2010 Azera. The covered sickle-shaped trunklid hinges sit well outboard and steal little cargo space.
Moving up to the Limited trim level brings a more powerful 3. With convincing faux wood and metallic piping, materials quality is very good, and those who opt for the Limited will find themselves swaddled in soft double-stitched leather seats. And to bring you the most complete picture of how the 2010 Hyundai Azera fits into the market and who it appeals to, TheCarConnection. The Azera has wide headlight units that wrap around into the front fenders. After dark times nearly ground the auto industry to a halt, production lines are back up to speed, sending bright, shiny -- and most importantly -- quality vehicles into showrooms. Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.