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in 2011 Affordable Large Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $15,313 - $16,875
Original MSRP: $25,495 - $30,095
MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy
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2011 Hyundai Azera Interior

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The 2011 Hyundai Azera’s cabin is designed with an aesthetic style borrowed from European luxury cars.  Wood trim is standard, and even models with cloth upholstery offer leather-wrapped steering wheels and shift knobs. Leather seats are available, but some reviewers say their quality isn’t on par some rivals. The Azera has a long list of standard equipment, and is available with a well-liked premium stereo and a navigation system.

  • "Hyundai did not make quite as many changes to the new Azera on the inside. New features are limited to an “Eco” indicator light on the dashboard and aluminum trim on the center console." -- Automobile.com
  • “Decent luxury for a low price.” -- Car and Driver
  • "Hyundai infuses the Azera's cabin with plenty of luxury and features. With convincing faux wood and metallic piping, materials quality is very good, and those who opt for the Limited will find themselves swaddled in soft double-stitched leather seats." -- Edmunds

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Seating

Critics report that the 2011 Azera’s seats are comfortable at all five positions. Some say the available leather trim is a grade below what is traditionally found in luxury cars -- while reviewers often praise the grain of leather available in the Toyota Avalon. The Azera’s rear seat is comfortable for three -- as a front-wheel-drive car, it lacks the large drive hump that makes the rear seats of the Chrysler 300 and all-wheel-drive Ford Taurus less practical. Legroom is less than that found in the Toyota Avalon, but still enough to meet most families’ needs. 

  • "Car reviews note the comfort of the five-passenger cabin and agree that it offers plenty of room for adult passengers." -- Automobile.com
  • "The driving position is easily tailored with a standard power seat, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and Limited's optional power-adjustable pedals. The seats are nicely contoured for good overall support." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Over the course of Edmunds.com's yearlong test of the Azera, the driver seat's light beige leather proved inordinately susceptible to wear and discoloration. Attempts to clean the leather were unsuccessful, so we'd suggest sticking with the black or new brown interior color options." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

The 2011 Hyundai Azera's interior is spacious and designed with thoughtful ergonomics. It features a long standard list of equipment, including dual-zone climate control and power seats for both front occupants.  A power rear sunshade and a premium Infiniti Logic7 surround-sound audio system give Limited models a touch of luxury. New for 2011 is a grained aluminum surface on the center console, an “Eco” indicator light and a one-touch triple turn signal.

  • The dashboard "sweeps gracefully across the car, with intuitive proportions gauges." -- New Car Test Drive
  • "Logical and stylish dashboard puts large, clearly marked gauges and controls within easy view and reach. The steering wheel masks the dashboard-mounted ignition switch, but it includes buttons for audio and climate systems." -- Consumer Guide
  • The power rear sunshade "demonstrates Azera's attempt at luxury status. It is a luxury we've previously seen only in cars approaching the $100,000 mark." -- CNET

Cargo

At 16.6 cubic feet, the trunk of the 2011 Hyundai Azera sits roughly in the middle of its class. The Ford Taurus offers more than 20 cubic feet, while the Toyota Avalon trails both at 14.4. Rear seats that fold in a 60/40-split mean the space is easy to expand. A two-part glovebox and many interior compartments give the Azera more in-cabin storage than most rivals. 

  • "The trunk is not huge, but it is efficiently shaped, easily accessed, and expandable via standard fold-down rear seatbacks. The covered sickle-shaped trunklid hinges sit well outboard and steal little cargo space. Good cabin storage with a large bi-level console bin and front-seatback pockets offsetting the small door map pockets.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "Spacious, with a wide opening." -- MSN
  • "The trunk is equally expansive, with 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space and a gigantic opening." -- Edmunds

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