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2014 Hyundai Azera

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2014 Hyundai Azera Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 7.6

The 2014 Hyundai Azera blends a seductive outer skin with a lush interior filled with premium amenities usually reserved for cars costing tens of thousands more. The Azera is powerful yet relatively fuel-efficient, and although we wish it exhibited a bit more athleticism in the corners, we can't complain about the smooth and well-regulated ride. Positioned against the Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima, the Azera's standard content list is impressive, as are its comfortable seats, intuitive electronics and well-appointed interior. As driving tastes can vary, we advise taking the Azera for a good long test drive to judge for yourself, but those looking for comfort over performance will likely enjoy the experience.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're seeking a roomy, stylish sedan as impressive in features as it is price, the 2014 Hyundai Azera should move to the top of your shopping list. Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty comes at no extra charge.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you think the Azera's sleek and stylish exterior promises equally impressive ability in the corners, be prepared for a letdown. While the ride is smooth and comfortable around town, it's not as much fun to drive as the Nissan Maxima, Chevrolet Impala or Chrysler 300.

KBB Expert Ratings

  • 7.6
  • 6.7
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 7.1
  • N/A
How It Ranks

#14

out of 19

Fuel Economy

#3

out of 20

Horsepower
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Consumer Rating

9.7 out of 10
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2014 Hyundai Azera Low/wide front photo What's New for 2014

For 2014, Hyundai drops the Azera's price by nearly $1,300, reconfigures some of its content, and adds a new base model that includes a 6-inch color LCD audio display, a rearview camera and a driver's blind-spot mirror. The Limited trim gains a new 8-inch navigation system and power-folding side mirrors.

Driving the Azera
2014 Hyundai Azera Front angle view photo

Driving Impressions You'll get no argument from us that the Azera's 293-horsepower V6 is a formidable engine, or that its 6-speed automatic is one of the most competent transmissions we've tested. However,...

when it comes to the Azera's overall ride and handling, things are not so rosy. Hyundai's electric power steering lacks feel and the Azera's suspension, while comfortable over smooth surfaces, is easily unsettled over rough or choppy pavement. Toss in the 19-inch wheels that come standard with the Premium Package and the Azera's ride goes from acceptable to harsh, but with no return of improved grip or cornering.
Favorite Features

STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Even with its reconfigured content this year, for the money, the 2014 Hyundai Azera offers a staggeringly rich standard content bundle.

CLIMATE-CONTROLLED SEATING
Heated front seats are still an option on some sedans, but they're standard on the Azera, with the Limited trim adding ventilated cooling front seats and heated rear seats.

2014 Hyundai Azera Details
2014 Hyundai Azera Dashboard, center console, gear shifter view photo Interior

Especially when upgraded with the Premium Package, the 2014 Hyundai Azera's passenger cabin pretty much tops its class and even puts pressure on some well-established luxury cars. It offers more convenience and infotainment technologies than any of its competitors, comfortable front seats for both driver and passenger (not a Hyundai trademark) and nine airbags including a driver's knee airbag. The Premium Package adds a panoramic moonroof, a power rear sunshade and manual side-window sunshades.

Exterior
2014 Hyundai Azera photo

Hyundai calls its current styling theme "Fluidic Sculpture," and the rakish 2014 Azera is a fine example. Aggressive sheetmetal with bold character lines in the flanks, integrated exhaust outlets and crisp LED lighting all around – daytime running lights, taillights and side-mirror-integrated turn indicators – contribute to the Azera's sporty, class-above charisma.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 2014 Hyundai Azera has one of the category's higher starting sticker prices – $31,895 with destination – but also boasts the most impressive list of standard equipment. Highlights include keyless entry and push-button start, automatic climate control, rearview camera, auto headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, leather seating, BlueLink telematics with OnStar-like safety and convenience services, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, plus iPod/USB and auxiliary audio ports. The Limited adds navigation, 14-speaker Infinity audio, heated and cooling front seats, heated rear seats, 10-way power driver's seat, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel and power folding side mirrors.

Optional Equipment

We're big fans of simplified pricing structures, and the 2014 Hyundai Azera's is about as simple as they come. Do you want the Limited trim's Premium Package? That's the only question, as all the available options are bundled into that one group. For another $2,150 you add a panoramic moonroof, 19-inch wheels, a power rear sunshade, manual side window sunshades, and rear park assistance.

Under the Hood
2014 Hyundai Azera Engine photo

The 2014 Hyundai Azera features a strong and efficient 3.3-liter V6 engine that sends power to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. It's among the category's more impressive powertrains, and one of the most efficient; that EPA highway estimate of 29 mpg, in particular, is notable considering the power of the engine and the size of the car it has to move.

3.3-liter V6
293 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
255 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/29 mpg

Pricing Notes

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2014 Hyundai Azera starts at $31,895. The Limited trim starts at $35,645 with the $2,150 Premium Package as the sole option. Check KBB.com's Fair Purchase Price to see what Hyundai Azera buyers are paying in your area. For a while, even well after the vehicles became good, Hyundais suffered from poor residual values but those days are largely gone. The 2014 Hyundai Azera is projected to hold its resale value well, about even with the Nissan Maxima, slightly behind the Ford Taurus, and a little ahead of the Toyota Avalon.

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2014 Hyundai Azera Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.7
Out of 10

Based on 28 Ratings for the 2012 - 2014 models.

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  • Value
    9.8/10
    Quality
    9.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.8/10
    Styling
    9.9/10

Great car! Poor handling.

By on Sunday, March 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Car is beautiful. Only complaint is electric steering causes car to drift out of lane. Constant correction is necessary to keep in place and inside lanes. Very tiresome on long trips."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Awesome Car

By on Friday, March 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love this car! Smooth driving vehicle, great performance and handling. Comfortable interior, very roomy...lots of leg room."

Great value, Excellent performance, Beautiful Car

By on Sunday, March 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great value, economic on gas, great performance"

Cons: "Not so great in harsh winter weather"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The 2013 Azera is a beautiful vehicle. I purchased it brand new. I have been very pleased with the performance, comfort and gas mileage. It would be even better in Western Michigan winters if it had all wheel drive. I plan to continue driving this vehicle for a long time."

Best car I ever had

By on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I don't own this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "gas mileage is usually 25 mpg all around driving."

Cons: "no cons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I lease this car. I had it a year and a half so far. I love it. I love it so much I will buy it at the end of the lease if I don't lease another one. (five year bumper to bumper warranty. Will still have two years to go at the end of the lease."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Beautiful handling roomy interior best ever

By on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great car, fun to drive, worth the money"

Cons: "I have none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a luxury car with navigation and technology systems, back up camera. Well appointed roomy interior, comfortably seats five adults with leg room and head rests. Leather interior and a cinch to park. One of the best vehicles I've ever owned and I've had Lincoln Continental in the past."

Great value for a car with all of these anemities!

By on Saturday, December 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price and dependability."

Cons: "Some wind noise, steering."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Before delivery 2012-04

"So far there have been no mechanical or other problems. Steering is not as precise as I would prefer. Road noise is slightly more that the 2007 Lexus ES350 I owned. Good looking car with a great and comfortable interior."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Before delivery 2012-04

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