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2012 Hyundai AzeraTake a ride on the Hyundai Azera, a decent mix of tech and a comfortable ride.
Hyundai that there is back the -- dealt meaning he remembered the previous generation I mean this is a whole new -- it's bigger. More luxurious and dangerously close to stepping on the toes of -- other big sedan the Genesis V6. What's coming up soon here I mean if there really room its lineup for two big -- the barges let's take a look at this 2012. Fully loaded Hyundai is there -- try to find out. Okay. -- -- there is only a little bit smaller than its bigger sibling the Genesis about three inches shorter from nose to tail in about three inches narrower. I also like how this front headlight and a joined the speed of Chrome trim and runs all the way down the -- -- the vehicle. Almost to the back. While back here let me just point out the -- truck is actually a little bit bigger than the Genesis is thanks in part to its front wheel drive architecture. Now otherwise these cards basically trade blows with interior -- they're out the same -- more -- -- let's check out the engine room. Now that -- before the front wheel drive and there is the polar. Not a pusher -- the rear wheel drive Genesis the Genesis also up. Forty horsepower and about half a liter displacement over the if there -- 3.3. Liter V6. That outputs 293. Horsepower and this is the brand new engine for Hyundai and it's no slouch in and of itself. Direct injection get -- 255. Pound feet of torque. And immediate part of its curve and an EPA estimated -- -- -- miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. Of course be there is also two to 3000 dollars cheaper -- -- in the system. -- on how you spec it. And it's got six cup holders vs the Genesis is sport. Now speaking of cup holders let's take a look instead of this cabin here. Now if you've seen one Hyundai you've basically seeing them all. This is an auto maker that made -- career out of reusing and recycling its tech and making cheap materials look much more expensive than they actually are. Now the as there is basic infotainment system is pretty much the standard fare Hyundai infotainment system that we've seen in all of its cars before now. You've got navigation here with traffic. You've got the ability to -- Bluetooth hand free calling and audio streaming. Down here in the bottom you've got a USB port and an auxiliary input that can be bridge with a 35 dollar cable to forming high speed. IPod connection appear at the top we've got the OnStar mean blue link button. Blue link is basically undies tellem -- service you push this button and you can ask blue link to -- -- and directions to a destination. The nearest fuel prices I you can have it send a text message see your friends to let you know what you're going and when you'll be there. You can have it in the -- -- to you to let you know if your car's gone somewhere without your permission now making this spacious cabin feel even more -- is this right here. A full length panoramic moon -- this thing lifts and -- back pretty much giving you a huge view of the sky above -- in -- this cabin feel a lot more light and -- That's part of a 4000 dollar technology option that you definitely want because I mean basically look at it school. This is between twelve Hyundai is there and it really comfortable like -- You have a lot to like about this thing quiet cabin you're cruising around at city speeds and inside not too much louder -- highways need to figure out -- Vs the standard. Pedal travel is what it is. Tad premature caritas default state now there's also a second mode called -- Mika -- the active. Part of active eco. Comes into play in that what's happening is that your pedal travel has actually been re mapped so. Half throttle isn't exactly half throttle anymore it's actually a little less that gives. The car sort of an illusion of you having a lighter penalty would then you actually have. Regardless of what DirecTV it was on or not to -- biggest detriment to its current performance is probably going to be the six speed automatic transmission now. -- offense in gear box are the problem is that if you're looking for sporting driving in -- -- like this. Year not getting get it lets you wait for it because the like most automatic transmissions on the -- day. This gearbox is basically short sending every years as you get the most fuel economy by keeping your -- is lowest possible target for power. It is good at the pump. Hyundai makes it easy to -- -- 2012 a zero or difficult if you don't like their all or nothing technology options. It's basically 32000 dollars base and 4000 dollars for that technology baggage if you -- the big sunroof. And the better stereo systems.