2012 Hyundai Azera First Drive Review: Interior
What's New for 2012:
- standard Blue Link infotainment system with a 90-day complimentary trial period
- improved styling and comfort
- optional panoramic roof
How It Looks and Feels:
The Fluidic Design theme also carries over into the cabin of the 2012 Hyundai Azera with a flowing instrument panel and its waterfall-like center stack. Of course, this design element only helps to accent the plush cabin that comes standard with leather adorning the seats and steering wheel and enough legroom and headroom for all five passengers to make this a practical family sedan. The 2012 Azera isn't the best in class when it comes to passenger and cargo volume, but we'd gladly give up a couple cubic feet here and there for a design as striking as this car. One thing that helped make this interior look even better is the Chestnut Brown leather (offered only on models with the pearl exterior colors) which creates a rich look to go with the metallic and faux carbon fiber trim throughout the cabin. Attention to detail should also win Hyundai plenty of praise from consumers with touches like the Azera badges on the door panels and the front power seat controls seemingly inspired by Mercedes-Benz. For the price, the 2012 Hyundai Azera comes packed with plenty of features including standard navigation system and push-button start, and after a day spent driving the new Azera, the company that was once known for building cheap cars with lengthy warranties is quickly cementing itself as an automaker capable of crafting high-quality and luxurious sedans with Lexus and Acura dead in its sights.