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2013 Hyundai Azera

Tuesday, February 19th 2013. | Hyundai

The Hyundai Azera is a large sedan that is stylish, spacious and powerful. If you are looking for a large car to drive your family or colleagues around, then this is one of the cars you should take a good look at. The 2013 Azera hits the market with no upgrade on its popular 2012 model, but still manages to run neck to neck with its rivals from Toyota, Lexus and Buick. Built for customers who love great designs, this 4 door premium sedan exudes style and class aplenty.

2013 Hyundai Azera front

The 2013 Azera can run at a top speed of 148 miles per hour on its 18″ hyper silver alloy wheels. Although not the fastest in its class, that’s still more than you would normally require even if you consider yourself pretty fast driver. As regards fuel economy, the car has an EPA rating of 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which is pretty impressive considering that it doesn’t offer hybrid versions like its rivals Toyota Avalon and Lexus ES. However, it is equipped with the Active ECO technology that reduces fuel consumption by up to 7 percent, according to Hyundai.

2013 Hyundai Azera engine

The 2013 Azera is powered by a 3.3 liter GDI 24-valve DOHC V6 engine that is capable of producing 293 HP or power and 255 lbs-feet of torque. Like other engines used by Hyundai, the V6 is a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine that inject the right mixture of fuel directly into the combustion chamber, increasing power and mileage. Although not as large as that of some of Azera’s competitors, it is still a powerful and efficient engine that can smoothly push the car on any kind of road condition.

Like other Hyundai cars, the 2013 Azera comes with a six-speed automatic transmission system with overdrive (OD) that uses the company’s patented Shiftronic technology, which provides smooth acceleration and increased fuel efficiency. The Azera also comes with an electric power steering system that makes driving easier. The car has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in an impressive 6 seconds.

2013 Hyundai Azera side

The 2013 Azera is one of the safest large sedans on the road. It incorporates all of the standard safety features expected in a Hyundai car, including 9 airbags, rearview backup camera, active head restraints,, anti-lock brakes, child seat anchors, vehicle stability management system (VSM), electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist (BA) system. The proprietary Blue Link Telematic system provides services like remote opening of door locks, turn-by-turn navigation, speed and curfew limits and emergency crash response.

Built for design-minded customers, the 2013 Azera is the true embodiment of Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ concept that places emphasis on an aerodynamic shape with smooth curves and lines. The car is meant to look dynamic, assertive and elegant and it actually does to a high degree. It has none of the aggressiveness of some of its competitors, but the gracefulness and discipline that make it a head turner. No wonder it’s been hailed as one of the most beautiful cars in its class.

2013 Hyundai Azera interior

The interior of the 2013 speaks of luxury. The seats are designed clearly with comfort and aesthetics in mind, and the dash is sophisticated with a cockpit design. The driver’s seat is 12-way adjustable seat with cushion extension and an Integrated Memory System (IMS). Both front and rear seats come with standard heating options. The inside is spacious with plenty of legroom and headroom for 5 passengers (including the driver) and a large trunk space of 16.3 cubic feet.

2013 Hyundai Azera sunroof

As you would expect, the 2013 Azera is equipped with impressive array of gadgets. Its proprietary Dimension 450-watt audio system comes with patented HD Radio technology, USB and Bluetooth ports, and iPod jack. The AM/FM/CD/MP3 player is fitted with SiriusXM Satellite Radio that lets you tune into over 170 radio stations free of commercials. The 7″ LCD touch screen provides easy access to almost every gadget installed in the car, including the Blue Link telematic system.

By all accounts, the 2013 Hyundai Azera is luxury sedan that is stylish, elegant and powerful, yet highly practical and affordable. Starting at $32,250, the Azera offers beauty and luxury at a price range that few other cars offer. Also one of the safest cars of its class, it gives good value for money. If you are design-minded and looking for a luxury car to satisfy your thirst for style, beauty and comfort, then this is definitely the car for you.

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