2013 Hyundai Azera

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

2013 hyundai azera Reviews and News

2013 Hyundai Azera Front Left Side View
The Azera went away for a while, and it's hard to image that many people missed it. With the Sonata very ably serving in the midsize sedan segment and the Genesis sedan providing a premium, rear-wheel-drive move-up option, it looked as though the Azera had been squeezed out of its place in the Hyundai lineup. Hyundai product planners, however, saw a sliver of space between the Sonata and the Genesis -- or maybe they were just hewing to the company's secret decree to have a direct competitor for every Toyota model (the Avalon, in this case). Regardless of why, a new Azera bowed last year, and it turns out that the Azera makes a case for itself by delivering traditional Hyundai virtues.
Lots of features, moderate price
Hyundais are known for value, and there's plenty of that here. The Azera comes only two ways: with or without the technology package. The standard car is extremely well equipped; it comes with leather, navigation, a backup camera, heated front and rear seats, keyless entry and ignition, dual power seats, and eighteen-inch wheels, all for $33,145. For $4000, the technology package adds a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Xenon headlamps, ventilated front seats, front seat cushion extenders, a rear parking sensor, a power steering column, a power rear sunshade and manual rear side window sunshades, a fancier stereo, interior ambient lighting, and 19-inch wheels. Either way, that's a long list of equipment for the money. For buyers who equate size with value, the interior is huge and the cabin is well finished. The rear seat is stretch-out spacious, and the trunk is generously sized.
Traditional driving experience
With the Genesis courting premium European sedan intenders, the Azera is free to target drivers looking more for comfort and quiet. And, truth be told, the Azera hits its target more successfully than the Genesis does. This is a quiet cruiser that sops up bumps with little fuss. The steering may be wooden, but it's linear and well weighted. Unlike its predecessor, the Azera doesn't wander woozily in its lane; it tracks cleanly and it doesn't feel like it would trip over its tires in an avoidance maneuver. It still doesn't incite any hooligan behavior on the part of its the driver, though.
The Azera's V-6 engine makes for a point of differentiation from the Sonata, which uses only four-cylinder engines. At the same time, the Azera's 3.3-liter V-6 is smaller than the 3.8-liter unit in the Genesis. Its 293 hp is 40 hp shy of the Genesis engine but 19 hp more than you'll get in a Sonata Turbo. Although the Azera is reasonably lithe, the 3.3-liter's modest torque output of 255 lb-ft arrives fairly high in the rev range (5200 rpm), and so the six doesn't feel as muscular as one might hope. However, it spins smoothly and throttle response is predictable. Working with a six-speed automatic transmission, the engine's EPA ratings are 20/29 mpg, not bad for such a big car.
So is it a success?
As much as the Azera delivers, it hasn't seen that many deliveries. Sales are running at only about one-third the pace of the Genesis (coupe and sedan together) and are a tiny fraction of the Sonata's. However, Hyundai claims that Azeras don't linger long on dealer lots, so it could be that the company so far just isn't putting a lot of cars out there.
Based on Hyundai tradition, that probably won't be the case for long. With Hyundai already performing well in high-volume segments, the company will likely open the taps and send more Azeras to dealers as it seeks further sales growth. Because Hyundai's most characteristic value of all is really its unquenchable thirst for ever-higher sales.

2013 Hyundai Azera

MSRP (with destination): $33,145
PRICE AS TESTED: $37,145
ENGINE:
3.3-liter DOHC V-6
Horsepower: 293 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 255 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
TRANSMISSION:
6-speed automatic
DRIVE:
Front-wheel
WHEELS AND TIRES:
19-inch aluminum wheels
245/40R19 tires
FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
20/29/24 mpg
CURB WEIGHT:
3605 lb
CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 4/5
Cargo: 16.3 cu ft
Legroom (front/rear): 45.5/36.8 in
Headroom (front/rear): 38.3/37.3 in
Towing: N/A
STANDARD FEATURES:
3.3-liter V-6 engine
6-speed automatic transmission
Front-wheel drive
Stability and traction control
Leather interior
Navigation w/7-in color touch-screen
Rearview camera
Power windows and locks
Power driver's and passenger's seats
Passive keyless entry and ignition
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Tilt-and-telescopic steering column
Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
Bluetooth
Hyundai Blue Link
Heated front and rear seats
SiriusXM satellite radio
Cruise control
Fog lights
Chrome exhaust tip
18-inch aluminum wheels
OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
Technology Package- $000
19-inch wheels
Panoramic sunroof
HID Xenon headlights
Power rear sunshade
Manual side window sunshades
Infinity 14-speaker Logic7 surround sound audio system
Power steering column
Driver's seat cushion extender
Ventilated front seats
Rear parking sensors
Interior ambient lighting
KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
N/A
COMPARE TO:
Buick LaCrosse
Chevrolet Impala
Ford Taurus
Nissan Maxima
Toyota Avalon
2013 Hyundai Azera
2013 Hyundai Azera

New For 2013

Nothing—because everything was new last spring.

Overview

All-new in spring 2012, the Azera is staged to take a sizable bite out of the market share of cars like the Ford Taurus, the Nissan Maxima, and the Buick LaCrosse. The traditional slowest-selling Hyundai—it slots between the Sonata and the Genesis—recently got the full attention of the company’s able engineers and designers, and it follows the swoopy design themes of the Sonata, the Elantra, and the Accent. Only one trim level is available, and it’s loaded—as it should be for a starting price of about $33,000. Standard leather upholstery is sweetened by seat heaters for all four outboard positions. Touch-screen navigation, a backup camera, Bluetooth, and dual-zone automatic climate control are also standard. The only option is the $4000 technology package, which includes a panoramic moonroof, xenon headlights, nineteen-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, rear sunshades, and a powerful Infinity stereo. There’s only one engine (previously there were two), but it offers 10 more hp and better mileage than the previous top engine. A six-speed automatic transmission remains standard. The Azera is no sports car, but it’s comfortable and spacious. If you like the styling and don’t care to spend a couple grand more on the sportier rear-wheel-drive Genesis sedan, the new Azera might satisfy your automotive hunger.

Safety

Front, side, side curtain, and driver’s-knee air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; electronic brake-force distribution; tire-pressure monitors; and impact-reducing seats are standard.

You'll like:

  • Affordable, spacious luxury
  • New model follows recent Hyundai lead

You won't like:

  • Far from sporty
  • Lots of solid competition in Hyundai’s own showroom

Key Competitors For The 2013 Hyundai Azera

  • Chrysler 300
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Volkswagen Passat

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Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Hyundai Azera Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$22,075

Used 2013 Hyundai Azera Values / Pricing

Suggested Retail Price
$32,250

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2013 Hyundai Azera Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.3L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
Horsepower:
293 hp @ 6400rpm
Torque:
255 ft lb of torque @ 5200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
60,000 miles / 60 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 120 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Azera vehicles manufactured May 22, 2012, through November 23, 2012. The occupant detection system may fail to properly differentiate whether the front passenger seat occupant is an adult, a child or a child restraint seat.
Consequences
If the occupant is incorrectly classified, in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the airbag may deploy with greater or lesser force than appropriate, resulting in an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the airbag system. The recall beagan on August 13, 2013. Hyundai's recall number is "Campaign 111." Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
Potential Units Affected
5,200
Notes
Hyundai Motor Company


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Hyundai Azera

Depreciation
33.8%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$12,482
33.8%
Insurance
$7,090
19.2%
Fuel Cost
$10,616
28.7%
Financing
$2,780
7.5%
Maintenance
$3,199
8.7%
Repair Costs
$386
1%
State Fees
$407
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $36,960 What's This?
Value Rating: Average