Hyundai is aggressively sprucing up its vehicle portfolio for various markets for 2018 and 2019. The South Korean carmaker is introducing new models and existing popular ones are also getting revamped, one of them is 2019 Hyundai Azera. The Azera model was Hyundai’s big effort in wooing the family sedan buyers. It was a direct competitor to popular contenders like Chevy Impala and Toyota Avalon.
With a focus on comfort and features, it was launched to bridge the gap between mainstream and lavish family sedans. While Toyota will not sell it in the US market anymore, for some other countries the 2019 Azera is still being launched. In some markets is also sold as Hyundai Grandeur.
2019 Hyundai Azera Aggressive Design
The 2019 Hyundai Azera looks elegant and quite stylish from all angles. The new model will come with few exterior colors. It is going to be sold in 2 trims- like the existing model. The underlying architecture is what has been used in the new Kia Cadenza. The new grille, vertical windshield and headlamps look sleek.
|Length, Overall||193.6 inch|
|Min Ground Clearance||5.4 inch|
|Height, Overall||57.8 inch|
|Track Width, Front||61.3 inch|
|Track Width, Rear||61.3 inch|
|Base Curb Weight||3871 lbs|
Even the cabin has undergone subtle and nice changes. The material quality is more upscale and the dashboard is free of clutter. The seats are big and quite soft too. Cargo space is good enough for this class and you do get some small item storage places too.
2019 Hyundai Azera Interior Dimensions
|Maximum Passenger Capacity||5|
|Passenger Volume||107 ft³|
|Front Head Space||38.2 inch|
|Front Leg Space||45.4 inch|
|Front Shoulder Space||58.4 inch|
|Front Hip Space||54.7 inch|
|Second Head Space||37.2 inch|
|Second Leg Space||36.7 inch|
|Second Shoulder Space||56.5 inch|
|Second Hip Space||54.3 inch|
Safety and Trims Features
Like most of 2019 models from Hyundai stable, the new Azera also gets enough safety technologies to help users evade accidents. The safety features comprise of around view monitor camera, Autonomous Emergency Braking, advanced cruise control, blind spot detection. You also get 9 airbags.
The base trim also gets features like 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition, heated mirrors, leather upholstery, 2 zones automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, automatic-opening trunk, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. It also gets 8-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth, navigation, Blue Link emergency communication and Infinity audio system. The infotainment setup is sleek and user-friendly. However, it is Smartphone compliant now. The response speed and graphics are quite commendable.
However, the Limited trim comes with features like 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic high-beam, xenon headlights, panoramic sunroof, forward collision warning, rear parking sensors, power rear sunshade etc.
|Front Tire Size||P245/40VR19|
|Rear Tire Size||P245/40VR19|
2019 Hyundai Azera Engine
The 2019 Hyundai Azera will have under the hood 3.3-liter V6 engine. This engine will make 293 HP and it gets one 8 speed automatic transmission gearbox. However, the quality is pretty good and it may not be the fastest but is no sloth either. You will find the cabin quiet under most situations. Fuel economy is just about average.
|EPA Fuel Economy Est – Highway||27 MPG|
|Cruising Range – City||351.50 mi|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est – City||18 MPG|
|Fuel Economy Est-Combined||21 MPG|
|Cruising Range – Highway||518.00 mi|
2019 Hyundai Azera Price and Availability
The expected base trim price of 2019 Hyundai Azera is $35.000. However, if you decide to buy Azera Limited you need to pay around $40,200. It is going to reach the showrooms sometime in 2018.
Summing it up
The 2019 Azera from Hyundai is a decent family sedan but it does not offer anything outstanding. The design is pleasant and the cabin is beautiful with enough space. However, the rivals offer more customization choices in the cabin. The lack of an AWD also looks odd though the powertrain is a good performer overall. You do get more compelling choices in this class. For its price, the sedan still offers good value for money.