The new 2018 Hyundai Azera tags along a comfortable ride, feature rich interior, serene ride at top speeds, and a conservative design.
Some of the defining attributes for the Azera include a smooth ride, a long warranty coverage, spacious and quiet cabin, a large trunk and a feature galore. Its release date should be expected during the 2nd Q of 2016.
Install for you for the 2018 Azera model is a stop-start technology, adaptive cruise control, an automatic vehicle hold function, an electronic parking brake, and mild exterior tweaks.
Not long ago, buying a large sedan felt like purchasing a rental car.
Finally, that is now in the past, thanks to intricately designed and well-appointed vehicles like the new 2018 Hyundai Azera. The vehicle comes with a substantial improvement in many areas including a refreshing style and a sense of appeal, lots of practicality, and lots of functionality.
Sharp creases and lines define the exterior design while the cabin offers a lot of features and technologies that make it an appealing, functional car. Nothing was left to chance when the Azera was designed, and the rental fleet-ish mentality about the new Azera from Hyundai is no more.
Buyers who opt for the base model will also be surprised by the stuff they find there, including a slew of safety features and technologies like rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot warning system. Taking things to a whole new level is the top-rated Azera Limited trim that tacks in adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, and frontal collision warning.
Additionally, every Azera comes standard with upscale features like Pandora, Siri Eyes Free, and a navigation system. Moving on, under the hood, buyers should expect a base 3.3L V6 engine that makes moving the large Azera gutsy and confident on the highway.
Some users may find the six-speed automatic transmission a little bit unresponsive but it moves the sedan with effortless smoothness. There is a nice balance between control and comfort, while a cavernous trunk and a rear-and front passenger room means you have enjoyable and comfortable long trips.
It is imperative to note that the redesigned 2018 Hyundai Azera competes in its own world, and the competition available is nothing formidable. Some of the rivals include the 2018 Chrysler 300, 2018 Buick LaCrosse, and the 2018 Kia Cadenza.
Available Trims – Hyundai Azera
The five-passenger full-size 2018 Hyundai Azera sedan is available in two trims: base and the top-of-the-line Limited trims. The 2018 Hyundai Azera Hybrid is reviewed separately.
Exterior Pictures & Interior Brochure – 2018 Hyundai Azera
Standard equipment to expect from the base model include automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, foglights, 12-way power driver seat, an 8-way power front passenger seat, seat bottom extension, power lumbar adjustment, driver memory settings, blind-spot monitoring, a power adjustable telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding capability, a chilled glovebox, ventilated and heated front seats, and heated rear seats. Electronic features include integrated smartphone app, an 8” touchscreen interface, auxiliary audio inputs, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 14-speaker sound system, and a rearview camera.
The top-of-the-line 2018 Hyundai Azera comes equipped with xenon headlights, automatic hold function, LED foglights, 19” alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, manual side-window sunshades, a panoramic sunroof, an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, stop-start stability, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning systems, and lane-departure warning system.
Engine Specs – 2018 Hyundai Azera
A 3.3L V6 engine rated at 293 hp and 255 pounds of torque comes under the hood of the new 2018 Hyundai Azera. A six-speed auto transmission system is the default system, as is the front-wheel drive.
During Edmunds 2018 Hyundai Azera test drive, the Azera was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 6.8 seconds.
According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings for the base model stand at 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. On the other hand, the base Azera returns 19/28/22 mpg.
Release Date & 2018 Hyundai Azera Price
Expect the new 2018 Hyundai Azera to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $34,100. As for the release date, expect the vehicle in dealerships during the 2nd Q of 2016.