Tuesday, January 4, 2011
2011 Hyundai Azera Reviews
Hyundai used the 2010 Chicago auto show to quietly trot out a freshened 2011 Azera sedan, the large front-driver that sits between the Sonata and rear-drive Genesis in the brand’s lineup. GLS models get a revamped 3.3-liter that adds variable valve timing to the exhaust camshaft; the engine already featured the tech on the intake side. The Hyundai Azera Limited will continue to use the 3.8-liter V-6, which also gets dual variable valve timing plus a variable intake manifold, good for 283 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque—increases of 20 and 6. 2011 Azeras receive a new front fascia with round fog lamps, plus a new grille and headlights that help give the car a more aggressive look, one reminiscent of the Genesis sedan.
Hyundai has given the Azera a fresh new look with an updated grille and exterior trim. Read on for details on how the 2011 Azera performed on our road test.
The specs for the 2011 Hyundai Azera are listed below.
Car pricing: $25,495 - $30,095 MSRP; $24,216 - $27,938 invoice
Fuel Economy: 20/28 mpg city/highway
Transmission: Shiftronic six-speed automatic
Warranty: five-years/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; ten-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
See photos of the new Azera in our gallery. The "2011 Hyundai Azera" is available in the GLS and Limited trims. Standard exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, and foglights.
Both the 3.3-liter and 3.8-liter V6 engines have become more potent for the 2011 Hyundai Azera, offering 260 horsepower and 283 horsepower, respectively
The 2011 Hyundai Azera ranks 4 out of 8 Affordable Large Cars. The 2011 Hyundai Azera is a great value. The Azera doesn’t offer a big, thirsty V8 engine. Overall, the Azera is a practical, comfortable large sedan with a features list that approaches entry-level luxury car status, but has a sub-$30,000 price tag.
The 2011 Hyundai Azera is available in two trims: a base-level GLS trim, which is very well-equipped for a base model, and a Limited trim that adds luxury features