Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Hyundai Azera Review

2011-Hyundai Azera adds power and efficiency of a model known for its luxury. The sedan update now includes a breakthrough six-speed automatic transmission and other powertrain improvements raise the bar on fuel economy in its class, while still get the horsepower. 2011-Hyundai Azera will be available at the Hyundai dealer in spring 2010.

All these improvements help explain why more and more customers discover how Hyundai Azera stacks against the competition. In general, the 2011 Azera is a strong competitor to vehicles like the Lexus ES 350, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Buick LaCrosse and Ford Taurus. Spacious and luxurious, the Hyundai Azera has more interior volume than expensive luxury sedans such as Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 750i and Lexus LS 460. Both engines Hyundai Azera offers more standard power than the BMW 528i which shows that Hyundai Azera is one of the smartest choices for the large sedan available in the U.S. market.

CHOICE OF TWO more powerful engines and more fuel efficient

Hyundai Azera GLS is equipped with an improved engine, 3.3-liter DOHC V6 that now produces about 250 hp at 6200 rpm and 233 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm of torque. Performance gains were achieved by incorporating the dual variable valve timing (DCVVT), which improves engine breathing on the intake and exhaust camshafts for better fuel economy and emissions. Depending on engine load and speed, DCVVT ​​may extend or shorten the duration of opening and closing and more power. Earlier in 2010 Azera had CVVT on intake camshaft. Now Hyundai Azera GLS has a tank specially designed intake manifold increase to take advantage of the new configuration DCVVT. As the first member of the Hyundai family "Lambda" engine, so this new engine has all aluminum construction and four valves per cylinder.

It also features a Variable Intake System (VIS), which broadens its power curve to improve the acceleration of the car off the line and passing performance. Estimates of fuel consumption for the Hyundai Azera GLS are 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway.

Hyundai Azerbaijani Limited offers a powerful performance, due to a revised clean and efficient all-aluminum 3.8-liter DOHC V6 engine that produces about 272 horsepower 6000 rpm and 262 lbs.-ft. torque of 4500 rpm. If you want to maximize the power spread, this engine can also use DCVVT ​​and a variable intake system (VIS) allows cylinders breathe efficiently at low and high RPMs. Approximate mileage figures for Azerbaijani Hyundai Limited, 18 mpg city / 28 mpg highway.

To help pilots Hyundai Azera get the most out of their vehicles, Hyundai has added an indicator of fuel economy in the 2011 model. The "Eco indicator shows a green light to indicate driving habits contribute to good fuel economy.

Six-speed automatic

Azerbaijani Hyundai is committed to continuing to fuel an automatic six-speed manual transmission SHIFTRONIC. This transmission offers smooth change and a large gear ratios that ideally suits the characteristics of both engines'.

Hyundai brand new six-speed automatic transaxle allows the company to achieve its goals of improving energy efficiency and reduce emissions. The changes are silk with a choice of manual control with SHIFTRONIC functionality.

Drivers can access the SHIFTRONIC moving the gear selector into a separate. Pushing the selector forward or backward to shift the transmission up or down sequentially, enhancing driver control. A clear LCD control panel shows the gear used.

Designed for transverse engine applications in cars and crossover vehicles, the new transmission lines compact Hyundai puts in an elite class of manufacturers who have designed their own proprietary six-speed automatic gearboxes. The strength of the design is the unique layout makes smaller it is more compact and lighter than any other gearbox six-speed on the market today.

The gearbox has no meter, which is full of automatic transmission fluid which increases the life of the vehicle under normal operating conditions, thus reducing maintenance costs.

Developed over a period of four years, this new six-speed automatic transmission is 26.4 pounds lighter than the five-speed it replaces. Also is 1.6 inches shorter and much simpler, with less than 62 parts, which is the key to living longer, lighter weight and less expensive.

If the articles are much better than gears. In addition, a sixth gear allows for greater transmission ratio intermediate provides a better balance between performance and fuel economy and a wide overall ratio helps to give a strong uniform acceleration.

The gearbox has three planetary gear sets and a single flat torque converter that reduces the total length of 0.47-inch drive. Four standard gear to improve sustainability and reduce the size.

Another example of technical ingenuity lies in the design of the control unit of hydraulic pressure. spreads light of a solenoid to another are often the cause of fluctuations in hydraulic pressure and change influence the accuracy and quality. The transmission is the Hyundai Azera integrates skillfully adjusting screw valves which allow each of the eight valves to be calibrated at the factory. This function ensures the stability of hydraulic pressure at any point of failure that allows a high degree of precision and control needed to deliver change fast, accurate and smooth throughout the rev range.

HIT: First Impressions

Hyundai Azera reborn with a more beautiful exterior design. The update is a more visible exterior fascia finest front bumper, with a number of subtle design adjustments. Updates include the initial design of the headlights also redesigned LED accent lighting throughout, chrome grille and new round fog lamps. A large window treatment increases the brightness profile Hyundai Azera. The back of the 2011 Azera firm has redesigned LED taillights, redesigned bumper with integrated chrome tips and a correspondent for the trunk lid. Updated and revised alloy wheels 17 inch side mirrors with lights repeater shed new light on how high-end cars Hyundai attributes highly refined near-luxury. In general, the proportions are elegant Hyundai Azera, useful and aerodynamically efficient, reducing wind noise while adding maximum stability on the road.


Inside, Hyundai Azera spacious cabin provides not only roomy comfort, but a luxurious look with a new attention to detail that makes the driver and passengers feel as if they were traveling in a luxury sedan. These details include a new brushed metalgrain applied to the area of ​​the gearshift indicator, head of the canopy cover, ashtray and center console cover and the cover "EZ Lane Change Assist" (a key triple in turn stems signal). A slight movement of the rod due to the turn signal indicator flashes three times and turns off automatically - a feature ideal for the road.

2011-Hyundai Azera offers luxurious appointments and spacious who question the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a spacious cabin with nearly 44 inches of legroom in front and more than 38 inches of legroom for rear passengers. Hyundai engineers have created efficient packaging to maximize interior volume, 2011-Azera has more interior volume (123.5 cu.-ft.) than the Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima.

Special attention was paid to other interior details, such as electroluminescent cluster display and steering wheel with audio controls. The blue backlighting for interior gauges, switches and buttons ion with silver accents highlight the vehicle's modern appearance. Other unexpected luxury appointments include a power rear sunshade with memory integrated control system and power folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lamps on the Limited model. Hyundai Azera Limited also has a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, integrated memory system, electrochromic auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink ® plates zero premium door sill and a steering wheel and woodgrain door handles to its long list of equipment series.

Hyundai Azera comes standard with dual front automatic climate control, sunscreen glass, power seats for driver and front passenger, and woodgrain interior accents and metalgrain.

AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system, which includes four-channel amplifier 172 watts and six speakers comes standard internal Azerbaijani Hyundai GLS. The most demanding audiophile tastes impressed with the Infinity audio system available, which includes seven channels, 315-watt amplifier and an in-dash six-disc CD changer and 10 speakers, standard on Limited, the output levels.

Music lovers will also be recording the 2011 Azera standard iPod / USB and auxiliary input jack to accommodate and charge audio devices like the iPod.

For drivers seeking the ultimate luxury options, Hyundai Azera Limited has the version with navigation, which receives a powerful 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 audio system as standard, in addition to its DVD navigation system LG.


Maintaining Hyundai stresses safety at the forefront of technology, the 2011 Azerbaijani boasts impressive active and passive safety features to protect passengers in a collision, earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) top crash test ratings for frontal impact offset. Azerbaijani Hyundai continues to set standards by making key life-saving active safety technology standard, such as electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control system (TCS).

Also standard are independent double wishbone front and multilink rear suspension, large disc brakes and four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) that includes Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a stop emergency is detected, and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) that automatically adjusts the amount of force to the brakes of each vehicle for optimal performance under poor road conditions, speeding, loading and other potentially dangerous situations.

In addition, Hyundai Azera offers impressive passive safety features include eight airbags, active head restraints help prevent whiplash, a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat system and seat belts for all three points positions in the rear headrests shingle-style driver's seat visibility. Advanced Security is an engine immobilizer anti-theft and remote keyless entry with alarm.


LG, South Korean based international manufacturer of consumer electronics, has developed an exclusive navigation system, Hyundai Azerbaijani, Veracruz and Elantra models. By using the touch screen, a DVD navigation system features a premium 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 surround sound system with 12 speakers, 11-channel digital amplifier and AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 absorption capacity, which will replace the six-disc CD changer and iPod / USB and auxiliary jack. It also includes mapping software for the continental United States and is available for the POI (Points of Interest), entertainment, shops and restaurants. Planner offers audio and video instructions.


Hyundai engineers benchmarked the best cars in class before planning Hyundai Azerbaijani-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension with four independent wheels. Using high-strength steel in critical unibody areas, Azerbaijani characterized by increased stiffness and rigidity, which ensures formidable resistance to flexing and improves ride and handling, reducing interior noise. Attention to the rigid structure Azerbaijani Hyundai has improved suspension system and steering to keep the car even flatter cornering and more compliant over bumps. The suspension is four twin-tube tunnels, gas dampers, softer bushings and steering rack fast. Azerbaijani Hyundai also has front and rear stabilizer bars and rides on a new 17-inch wheels and 235/55VR17 tires.

Two well-equipped models

The well-equipped GLS, to the luxurious 2011 Hyundai Azera Limited programming meets the needs and wishes of the premium sedan customers with a highly competitive mix of features and benefits. Each model offers a level of standard equipment that is a cut above competing models.