Consumer Reviews Summary
16 of 16 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Hyundai Azera Overview
Luxury comes standard with the fully redesigned 2012 Hyundai Azera. The fully redesigned Azera takes styling cues from the best selling Sonata and packs it full of standard features that exemplify a luxury car without the luxury price.
Adopting the language of Hyundai’s “fluid sculpture” design, 2012 Azera features a sleek, sophisticated appearance that pleases the eye and creates a sense of speed and movement. With LEDs accenting the headlights and wrap-around tail lights, and optional 19-inch alloy wheels, the Azera seeks to create a classy, comfortable driving experience. The chrome-tipped dual exhaust is integrated into the rear bumper to complete the Azera’s clean look. The optional panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof is available with the Technology package.
In addition a redesigned exterior and interior, the 2012 Azera got a makeover under the hood as well. It packs 33 additional horsepower over the previous model year, bringing it up to 293-horsepower, and the V-6 engine now has gasoline direct injection over last year’s port injection model. This means it has better acceleration and a smoother ride up hills. The six-speed automatic transmission comes equipped with SHIFTRONIC overdrive, allowing the driver to switch to a manual controlled driving experience with upshift and downshift capability. A proximity key entry system with push button start adds to the overall convenience of the driving experience.
The 2012 Azera has the best non-diesel/non-hybrid fuel economy in its class with 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway. It also features an Active ECO system which modifies engine and transmission control for a 5-7 percent boost in fuel economy at the press of a button.
The spacious five-seat all-leather interior comes standard with a host of features designed to enhance the luxury driving experience. A 10-way powered driver’s seat comes standard, as do heated seats for front and rear passengers. Optional integrated memory for the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors, as well as a driver’s seat lower cushion extension are available in the $4000 Technology package.
Every Azera also comes with an advanced navigation system with rearview camera and Hyundai’s Blue Link telemetry system. Blue Link allows the driver to discover points of interest, compare gas prices, and summon emergency services at a touch of a button. HD radio and a 450-watt audio system with USB/auxiliary audio inputs are also standard, with the option to upgrade to an Infinity 550-watt audio system in the Technology package.
The 2012 Hyundai Azera does not compromise on safety. Equipped with a nine-airbag safety system and impact-reducing front seats, drivers can rest assured that they and their passengers will be protected in the event of a collision. Standard rear backup camera and rear parking sensors assist in maneuvering in reverse, and the Azera is packed with vehicle stability features such as the Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, and antilock brakes with Brake Assist.
Overall, the 2012 Hyundai Azera provides a smooth ride, with good road contact in test drives. The Azera is confident and solid in handling turns, and the solid chassis delivers a comfortable, quiet experience with minimal road noise. The steering still has room for improvement, with a bit of a stiff feel and less-than-perfect on-center tracking.
With an MSRP of $32,000, the 2012 Hyundai Azera gives the competition a run for their money offering a laundry list of standard features, roomy leather interior, sophisticated styling, and competitive fuel economy. The remade Azera will be the car to beat for the full size sedan market.