Known for its conservative styling, the new 2018 Hyundai Azera makes some laudable efforts in bringing some stylish exterior designs. The interior is also suitably luxurious and offers plenty of space for occupants to stretch out their legs. What’s more, it comes with a long warranty coverage, a spacious and whisper-quiet cabin, a smooth ride quality, and large trunk, and tons of standard features for the money. The Hyundai Azera 2018 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2018.
Gone are the days that you’d feel buying a full-size sedan was like purchasing a rental car. Some credit goes to none other than the Hyundai Azera. The exterior is superbly finished and offers a sense of style, the cabin offers plenty of functionality, and the performance is impressive in its own right. There’s nothing rental fleet-ish about it anymore.
The Hyundai Azera interior is awash with appealing standard features including driver aides such as blind-spot warning with rear-cross traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure mitigation and warning, and frontal collision. Additionally, the infotainment system has been upgraded and is now more responsive than ever.
Beneath the hood, it comes equipped with a 293-hp – yielding 3.3L V6 engine that returns also for the 2018 year model. Although nothing extraordinary in its class, it comes with fuel economy ratings of about 19/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the Hyundai Azera Limited, and 20/29/23 mpg with the base Azera.
Aside from the appeals offered by the Hyundai Azera 2018, there are other vehicles in its class that better or parallel its features. Some of the rivals available include the Buick LaCrosse, Toyota Avalon, 2018 Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, and the Kia Cadenza.
2018 Hyundai Azera Review of Trims
Two trims are offered for the 2018 Hyundai Azera: Limited and base models. Exterior Hyundai Azera: Eclipse Black, Diamond White Pearl, Pewter Gray Metallic, Moroccan Pearl, Starlight Silver, and Venetian Red Pearl. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2018 Hyundai Azera Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available for the base Azera include seat-bottom extension and memory settings, a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alerts, automatic headlights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, a navigation system, an eight-way power front passenger seat, a hands-free opening trunk, leather upholstery, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, a fourteen-speaker Infiniti audio system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a chilled glovebox, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, twelve-way power driver seat, Siri Eyes Free, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications, HD and satellite radio, and a rearview camera.
Upgrading to the Azera Limited gets you features such as a lane-departure system, adaptive cruise control, xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, automatic vehicle hold function, the stop-start capability, LED foglights, forward collision warning system, lane-departure warning system, ambient interior lighting, and an electronic parking brake.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4 in. (112 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.7 in. (193.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.2 in. (73.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 107 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3684 lbs.
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 6.2 sec
MPG: 20/29 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Diamond White Pearl, Eclipse Black, Moroccan Pearl, Pewter Gray Metallic, Starlight Silver, Venetian Red Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2018 Hyundai Azera Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the Hyundai Azera 2018 is a 293 horsepower- and 255 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 3.3L V6 engine. Transmission pairing is through the six-speed automatic transmission system.
0-60 mph dash can be expected to take a healthy 6.8 seconds – an impressive acceleration for sedans in this segment.
Fuel economy ratings are impressive and the EPA puts them at 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the base Azera.
Some of the standard safety features available for the Azera include active front head restraints, stability and traction control, rear-seat airbags, antilock disc brakes, rear parking sensors, lane-departure warning, frontal collision warning system, a rearview camera, driver-side knee airbag, and full-length side curtain airbags.
Options available with the Hyundai’s BlueLink system include geo fencing and speed alert, curfew alert, theft recovery, emergency assistance, and remote access.
2018 Hyundai Azera Release Date & Price
Pricing details haven’t been released yet, as are those of its release date. However, recent reports making rounds within and without industry circles allege the base Azera and the Azera Limited are slated to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $34,100 and $39,300 respectively. While the debate is open for speculation, the Hyundai Azera, according to our own internal investigation, should be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2018.
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