Vehicle Overview from Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com 2011 Hyundai Azera Overview
For 2011, the Hyundai Azera doesn't undergo any major changes, just a few tweaks and enhancements here and there. But that's just fine when you consider that this sedan is already an excellent choice with its feature-rich content and interior that defies its affordable pricing. On the outside, the 2011 Hyundai Azera receives new LED accent lights surrounding the headlights and reworked front and rear fascias. On the inside, a new grained aluminum surface graces the center console, an "Eco" indicator is added to the instrument panel and a one-touch triple turn signal is added for lane changes. The more notable enhancements for 2011 take place under the Azera's hood. The same 3.3-liter and 3.8-liter V6 engines return, but output has been increased by 29 and 22 horsepower, respectively. The increases in power do not come at the expense of fuel economy, as mileage increases by 11 percent for the 3.3-liter and about 7 percent for the 3.8. A new six-speed transmission with manual shift control also aids in the 2011 Hyundai Azera's fuel economy, as does the "eco" light on the gauge cluster. This indicator illuminates when the vehicle is being driven efficiently. Among competing sedans like the Buick LaCrosse, Ford Taurus and Toyota Avalon, you'd be remiss not to check out the 2011 Hyundai Azera, even as minor as the updates are for this year. Check back later in the year for a full review with additional buying advice and driving impressions.