Hyundai Azera, 2012: Bigger engine, best-of-class mpg

James Raia

The 2012 Hyundai Azera, which features a more powerful Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI engine, six-speed transmission, best-in-class combined fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon and a wide range of advanced safety equipment, is making its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Features include:

293 horsepower, 3.3-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission; 23 mpg; Nine standard airbags; Standard VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD; Standard 18-inch alloy wheels and optional 19-inch alloy wheels; HID Xenon headlights with LED accents; Standard navigation system with rearview camera; Standard leather interior with heated front and rear seats; Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition; Standard Blue Link telematics platform; Manual side window sunshades; and ventilated front seats.

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The 2012 Azera offers more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers, with interior attributes also including optional panoramic sunroof, electrochromic auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink and power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades.

Leather seating surfaces are standard. A ten-way power driver and eight-way front passenger’s seats are standard equipment. The driver’s seat has an optional cushion extension and an integrated memory system for the seat, steering wheel and side mirrors.

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EPA fuel economy estimates for the Azera are 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway/23 mpg combined.

All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.

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