2011 Hyundai Azera Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The 2011 Azera receives more power in each V-6: the 3.3-liter gets 26 more horses for a total of 260; the 3.8-liter gains 20 horsepower for 283. Both engines now use an in-house six-speed automatic. There’s a new grille, bumper, headlights, and foglights, plus a revised rear end. There are also redesigned 17-inch alloy wheels and minor styling changes in the cabin.
The Azera by Hyundai is hardly noticed by car buyers because it has similar issues that the Sonata seems to have; this vehicle is a nice value and the car is dependable, however, it is seemingly invisible in the market today. The Azera was the flagship of the carmaker in 2006, but now it is positioned between the Sonata and the Genesis, making it a vehicle that is always forgotten.
After its début, the Azera endured many changes and some of those alterations have minimized the vehicle’s life cycle. After the entry of the Genesis, the new and enhanced Azera offering better transmissions, style, and decent engines was overshadowed by the Genesis’s entry, the Equus and the enhanced Sonata.
The Azera is definitely a nice buy for the consumer looking for value; this car has a 3.8 Liter V-6 or the 3.3 Liter V-6 motor married to a six-speed auto tranny in all models for 2011. The Azera’s cabin is luxurious for a vehicle of this class, and it drives more like a highway cruising vehicle than a canyon carver.
The 2011 Azera looks a lot like last year’s model, except that the front end looks fresh and crisp. The most distinctive design cue on this model is the side lines above the rear fenders. Cloth eight-way power seats are standard with the GLS; the Limited gets leather, heated seats. There are wood- and metalgrain accents in both models, but the center console trim has changed for 2011 from grained metal to smooth.
The Azera isn’t meant to have sport sedan performance, but there’s relatively little body roll and the ride is comfortable. During instrumented testing, the 2010 Azera 3.8-liter Limited model moved from 0-to-60 in 6.5 seconds, and through the quarter mile in 15.0 seconds at 94.9 mph, numbers that are sure to improve for 2011.
Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and electronic brake-force distribution is standard; so are brake assist, traction control, and stability control. Eight airbags are standard: dual front, driver and front-passenger side-impact, rear side-impact, and front/rear side-curtain airbags.
Body styles: Sedan
Engines: 3.3L V-6, 3.8L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: GLS, Limited
EPA Fuel Economy
3.3L: 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway
3.8L: 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
Price : $25,495 – $30,095