From the get-go, the 2017 Hyundai Azera comes equipped with a 550-watt, 14-speaker Infinity Logic 7 audio system, an 8-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus heated and ventilated front seats, leather seating surfaces, hands-free Smart Trunk, and safety bobs such as Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-traffic Alert.
Available features that are worthy of being mentioned include HID headlights with auto high beam assist, LED fog lights, Lane Departure Warning, Smart Cruise Control with start/stop tech, Forward Collision Warning, electric parking brake, and a big panoramic sunroof.
On the oily bits front, the Azera is the same you’ve always known. The only engine Hyundai has to offer in this instance is a 3.3-liter V6 with direct injection and a compression ratio of 11.5:1. Thanks to goodies such as piston cooling jets and dual continuously variable valve timing, peak output stands at 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 255 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the six-cylinder lump returns up to 20 city, 28 highway, 23 combined mpg.
If you’re in the market for something more modern than the Azera but roughly the same size and similarly priced, you might be interested in having a look at the Kia Cadenza.