2015 Hyundai Azera | new car review

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 by
2015 Hyundai Azera
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AEDAED 112,900
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  • Interior
    Editor: 85%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 75%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

The is a mid size sedan manufactured by the Korean brand and fits between the Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai Genesis in its lineup. Currently in its fifth generation, the 2015 competes with the Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima and Chevrolet Impala.

Pros

* Filled with features.
* One of the nicer models to have undergone the fluidic sculpture treatment.

Cons

* Quality of materials is a big let down.

Looks

The fifth generation of the Azera follows Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design philosophy and as a result, finally bears some resemblance to its siblings, the Genesis and Centennial. Upon first glance, the Azera is a striking car; a wide nose, neat rear end, and numerous lines running across the hood and sides contribute to that. The use of chrome isn’t something Hyundai has skimped on in the design of the Azera, with the large grille up front, a thick chrome strip beginning at the headlights and continuing until the rear quarter panel, as well as another strip above the tail lights. Bling indeed!

2014 Hyundai Azera

Feels

Open the door and the beige leather and piano black trim combination radiates a sense of luxury. To add to the premium feel, the Azera boasts embroidery on the seat backs and nameplates on the arm rests of each door. Teens, or anyone with a musical ear will be delighted to know the Azera is available with a banging 10 speaker Infinity sound system as well. The rear seats are an absolute treat as they are well cushioned and provide great support without being uncomfortable. However, the use of hard plastics on majority of the dashboard and door panels serve as a constant reminder that the Azera isn’t really a premium sedan.

2015 Hyundai Azera interior

Engineering

In terms of safety, the Azera packs in 9 airbags in total, including side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag. Additionally, active head restraints are also present and are expected to reduce head and neck injury in a collision by up to 17%. The Azera is also equipped with an intelligent ECO button that modifies the engine and transmission controls to smoothen out the shift points and improve fuel economy.

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What’s on offer?

Having let go of the 2.4 litre 4-cylinder engine from its line-up, the 2015 Hyundai Azera is only available with a 3.0 litre V6 engine under its hood. But no one is complaining, for with 246 horsepower and 282 Nm of torque being directed through a 6 speed automatic transmission to the front wheels, there’s an adequate amount of power available at all times.

2015 Hyundai Azera side

Summing it…

With just one grade available, the Azera isn’t a car that will have potential buyers scratching their head for days and contemplating which variant to opt for; more importantly, for just AED 112,900, it really is a great option for those willing to look beyond its badge.

2015 Hyundai Azera rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Hyundai Azera
Engine/ Cylinders3.0 litre / V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
246 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
282 Nm @ 5,300 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h8.4 secs
Top speed223 km/h
PriceAED 112,900

One Response to 2015 Hyundai Azera | new car review

  1. Fraser Martin Reply

    October 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Ideal car for basketball players then, with “airy and comfortable rear seats” making for “a very comfortable drive”. Really?

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