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2014 Hyundai Azera

Hyundai is doing well these days. Its sedan lineup includes classy models ranging from bargain transportation to Lexus - and Mercedes -rivaling luxury. With a total of five separate, true-sedan designs, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about the middle-child Azera.

Flanked by the Elantra and Sonata below, and the Genesis and Equus above, the Azera hangs precariously somewhere in no-man’s-land looking for buyers craving just the right about of options, luxury, and price. Never mind it shares those same options and levels of luxury with the Sonata and Genesis – all packaged within a design that share nearly identical exterior and interior dimensions.

Perhaps that is why Hyundai has lowered the Azera’s asking price in 2014 while bumping up its standard features. Nevertheless, the Azera soldiers on another year with Hyundai’s second slowest sales numbers (only the $61,000 Equus Equus sold fewer) in hopes of building a market for itself. Don’t hear it wrong, the Azera is a great car with plenty of features and standard equipment making it competitive within its class. Its only major downfall is obscurity within its own lineup.

With that said, clicking past the jump will give an in-depth view of the 2014 Azera and the options and amenities that make it the competitive sedan you’ve never heard about.

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Exterior

Hyundai Azera
Hyundai Azera
Hyundai Azera

The Azera is clearly a Hyundai with many design aspects tying it back to the brand. The slotted chrome grille flanked by jewel headlights give a warm, friendly appearance to the front fascia. A nice belt-line runs from the headlights through the door handle and back over the rear taillights. A second and higher “hip” line forms over the rear door handles and further accents the parallel belt-line running just below.

Out back, the Azera concludes with clean lines and integrated chrome exhaust tips. Overall, the Azera is a clean-looking, modern sedan that – not considering its middle-child syndrome – just barely suffers from blandness. Otherwise, it’s an attractive package.

Dimensions:

Base Limited
Wheelbase112.0 in.112.0 in.
Overall length193.3 in.193.3 in.
Overall width73.2 in.73.2 in.
Overall height57.9 in.57.9 in.
Track, front (18-inch wheels)63.2 in.63.2 in.
Track, front (19-inch wheels)-63.1 in.
Track, rear (18-inch wheels)63.3 in.63.3 in.
Track, rear (19-inch wheels)-63.1 in.

2014 Hyundai Azera - Standard Exterior Features:

  • Headlights, jeweled projector-lens with LED accent lighting
  • Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL) LED type
  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic light control with delay off feature
  • Manual-folding side mirrors, body-color with turn signal indicators
  • Side mirrors, heated with timer
  • Driver blind spot mirror
  • Bumper, body-color
  • Grille, chrome
  • Chrome body-side moldings
  • Chrome window belt molding
  • Door handles, chrome-insert
  • Solar control glass
  • Front windshield, 2-speed with variable intermittent, speed sensitive
  • Integrated chrome-tipped dual rear exhaust

Interior

Hyundai Azera
Hyundai Azera
Hyundai Azera

Yet another aspect design aspect that eludes our understanding is the interior similarities between the Hyundai sedans. The Azera seems to model after the less-expensive Elenatra while the Sonata, Genesis and Equus Equus all share a similar, more refined look. Again, it does not affect the Azera itself when considered solely by itself, outside the Hyundai sedan lineup.

Good-quality materials fill the cabin and fit and finish are respectable. Ergonomics work well, and buttons, knobs and other controls are well-placed. A standard navigation system helps keep you on track while the optional Infinity 550-watt, Logic-7 Surround Sound system with 14 speakers and an eight-inch subwoofer helps pass the time.

Rear seat passengers enjoy 36.8-inches of legroom – two inches more than the Sonata and two inches less than the Genesis. An optional power rear sunshade and manual side shades help keep backseat passengers cool. Leather seating is standard equipment.

Up front, the driver enjoys a 10-way power seat with integrated temperature controls. The instrument cluster looks much like other Hyundai’s with two analog gauges on either side of a small center information screen. The center stack is thoughtfully laid out and organized with real buttons for the most used features — something we can take for granted anymore. The shifter feels nice in the hand and the leather boot gives it a classy look.

An optional panoramic roof floods the cabin with light while doing a good job of keeping UV rays out, keeping passengers shaded. Ambient mood lighting helps set a calm tone in the cabin at night while the instrument cluster and center stack repeat the cool glow. Overall, the Azera is a nice place to be. Thoughts of an extended road trip aren’t scary with the comforts and amenities offered in the car.

Base Limited
Head room
Front (with panoramic sunroof)40.3 in.40.3 in. (38.3 in.)
Rear (with panoramic sunroof)37.6 in.37.6 in. (37.3 in.)
Leg room
Front45.5 in.45.5 in.
Rear36.8 in.36.8 in.
Shoulder room
Front58.3 in.58.3 in.
Rear56.4 in.56.4 in.
Hip room
Front54.6 in.54.6 in.
Rear54.2 in.54.2 in.
EPA passenger volume107.0 cubic ft.107.0 cubic ft.
EPA cargo volume16.3 cubic ft.16.3 cubic ft.
EPA total volume123.3 cubic ft.123.3 cubic ft.

2014 Hyundai Azera - Standard Interior Features

  • Air conditioning with cabin air filter
  • Heater
  • Floor console-mounted rear vents
  • Dual fully automatic climate control
  • Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
  • Roof trim, cloth
  • 3D carbon fiber appearance interior accents
  • Door sill scuff plates (premium metal grain)
  • Door trim, simulated leather inserts
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Door armrest, integrated
  • Door pockets with bottle holder
  • Sunvisors with extension and illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirror
  • Premium cut-pile floor carpeting
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, cruise controls, and Bluetooth® phone controls
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Front seats, multi-adjustable bucket
  • Seatback pockets
  • Driver’s seat power adjustable lumbar support
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar

Drivetrain

Hyundai Azera

The Azera is powered by a 3.3-liter, direct injected V-6 producing 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic with Hyundai’s SHIFTRONIC manual control. Power delivery is smooth and uneventful – something to be lauded. The EPA rates the Azera’s fuel economy at 19 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. Those aren’t stellar numbers, but considering the Azera’s place in the lineup, along with its 3,605-pound curb weight, it does all right.

The engine itself features some advanced technologies. The direct fuel injection system operates at 2,200 psi while variable valve timing operates four valves per cylinder. The Lambda II engine has an all-aluminum construction, piston cooling jets, and roller timing chain.

Base Limited
Engine TypeDual-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) DOHC V6Dual-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) DOHC V6
MaterialsAluminum block / aluminum cylinder headsAluminum block / aluminum cylinder heads
Displacement3,342cc3,342cc
Horsepower293 @ 6,400 rpm293 @ 6,400 rpm
Torque255 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm255 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Bore and Stroke92.0 × 83.8 mm92.0 × 83.8 mm
Valves per cylinder44
Compression Ratio11.5:111.5:1

Suspension and Brakes

Base Limited
Suspension
FrontMacPherson Strut SACHS ASD shock absorbers and 24-mm stabilizer barMacPherson Strut SACHS ASD shock absorbers and 24-mm stabilizer bar
RearMulti-link SACHS ASD shock absorber and 17-mm stabilizer barMulti-link SACHS ASD shock absorber and 17-mm stabilizer bar
Steering
TypeRack and pinion, power-assisted, engine-RPM-sensingRack and pinion, power-assisted, engine-RPM-sensing
Overall Ratio14.5:114.5:1
Turns, lock to lock2.92.9
Turning circle (curb to curb)36.5 ft.36.5 ft.
Brakes/Tires/Wheels
GeneralDual-diagonal, split circuit, power-assisted braking systemDual-diagonal, split circuit, power-assisted braking system
Front12.6-in.12.6-in.
Rear11.2-in.11.2-in.
ABSFour-wheel, four-channel, and four-sensor with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and TCSFour-wheel, four-channel, and four-sensor with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and TCS
Tires, 18-inch wheelsP245/45R18P245/45R18
Tires, 19-inch wheels-P245/40R19

Prices

Hyundai Azera

The Azera comes in two trim levels: the Azera and Azera Limited. Staring price for the 2014 Azera is $31,000 even. That price represents a $1,250 decrease from the 2013 model year. Jumping up to the Azera Limited inflates the asking price to $34,750. Keep in mind, those prices are before any dealer incentives and trade-in values.

2014 Azera Models Engine MSRP
Azera3.3L GDI V6$31,000
Azera Limited3.3L GDI V6$34,750

Competitors

2014 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

New for 2014, the Avalon represents a solid step forward for the model. A beautiful new interior is anything but forgettable with lots of features and technology. Front and rear legroom is amazing and the trunk is large enough for fit everyone’s golf bags. Exterior styling is also refreshed in line with Toyota’s new corporate look.

The Avalon is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 making 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. The EPA rates the Avalon at 21 mpg city 31 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. Starting price for a 2014 model begins at $31,340.

2014 Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES

The Lexus ES is a very classy sedan. Its interior is a supple environment full of leather and wood surfaces. Obviously a step above the Avalon, the ES is more refined. Fit and finish are good with controls that aren’t only easy to use and intuitive, but that look good and propel Lexus into the future with innovation.

The ES is powered by the same 3.5-liter V-6 found in the Avalon and achieves the same EPA-rated fuel economy numbers. Starting price for the ES350 is expectedly higher than the Avalon’s at $36,620.

2014 Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

The Maxima is the sportier of the competitive trio. It’s powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 290 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. The manner in which it delivers power to the ground is also sportier, inherently making the Maxima feel faster. The Maxima’s interior reflects its sporting nature as well. Fit and finish are good, but not on par with the Lexus.

The Maxima has a base starting price of $31,200, moving it closer to the Azera’s asking price. Fuel economy is lacking, however, at 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

2014 Azera 2014 Maxima 2014 Avalon 2014 LaCrosse 2014 Taurus 2014 ES 350 2014 Acura TL
Engine3.3L V63.5L V63.5L V63.6L V63.5L V63.5L V63.5L V6
HP293 @ 6400290 @ 6400268 @ 6200304 @ 6800288 @ 6500268 @ 6200280 @ 6200
Specific Output (HP/liter)88.882.976.684.482.376.680.0
Torque255 @ 5200261 @ 4400248 @ 4700264 @ 5300254 @ 4000248 @ 4700254 @ 5000
EPA-estimated Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)19 /29 /2319 / 26 / 2221 / 31 / 2418 / 28 / 2119 / 29 / 2321 / 31 / 2420 / 29 / 23

Conclusion

Hyundai Azera

Overall, the Azera is a great car. It offers stylish transportation with decent power and fuel economy. It has luxurious amenities and features in line with its competition. A healthy list of standard features also adds to the car’s value. Where the Azera falls short is its visibility. It falls in the crack of Hyundai’s own model lineup – and its sales figures show that. Hopefully for Hyundai, a newly lowered MSRP will boost sales for the diamond-in-the-rough sedan.

LOVE IT
  • Good amount of standard features
  • Competitive fuel economy numbers
  • Hyundai warranty
LEAVE IT
  • Gets lost in Hyundai’s own crowd
  • Not as visually-striking as other competitors.

Press Release

Hyundai has lowered the starting price on the 2014 Azera premium sedan to $31,000, a reduction of $1,250, while offering significant new features and refinements to this award-winning model, which has seen a sales leap of 34 percent this year.

For 2014, Azera’s generous content level has been reconfigured to provide even more choice and increase appeal for its full range of customers. The new entry-level Azera comes equipped with a new 6-inch color LCD audio display, rearview backup camera, driver blind-spot mirror, and three years of Hyundai’s Assurance Connected Care services. A new Limited trim now starts at $34,750, and receives a new 8-inch navigation system and new electroluminescent gauge cluster with color LCD trip computer and power-folding side mirrors, reflecting Limited model buyer preferences in the segment.

Hyundai Azera

Azera also leverages its Blue Link telematics platform by adding Assurance Connected Care, Hyundai’s industry-leading telematics services program. These services are standard on 2014 Azera sedans for three full years. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with an extra measure of proactive safety and car care services designed to increase peace of mind.

The 2014 Azera represents an advanced approach to the traditional premium sedan segment by delivering a powerful yet efficient powertrain, emotional design and luxury features combined with Hyundai’s consistent strong value proposition. Azera continues to offer customers the highest levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency, all brought together in an innovative design.

AZERA MEETS THE MECHANICS OF FLIGHT
Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines in the rear quarter panel. The face is masculine with a powerful, winged chrome grille and available HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by large diameter multi-spoke alloy wheels (standard 18-inch and available 19-inch).

Hyundai Azera

The elegant look continues inside where Hyundai has created an upscale ambiance, thanks to a flow-through center fascia and instrument panel that creates a dual-cockpit front passenger space. These flowing surfaces complement the exterior design and wrap around the driver and passengers.

ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR WITH STANDARD LEATHER
Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin with more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers.

Hyundai focuses heavily on other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin and 3D Carbon interior accents. Other available luxury equipment includes a power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades. The side shades, not found on any other car in the Azera’s segment, can be conveniently tucked away when not in use.

Hyundai Azera

Given the functionality and design of the Azera, seat quality and comfort is of extreme importance to the feel of the car. Azera offers first-class seating for all passengers, offering leather seating as standard equipment. A 10-way power driver and eight-way front passenger seat are also included. The driver’s seat has an optional cushion extension and an integrated memory system for the seat, steering wheel column and side mirrors, while the Azera’s climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in total comfort. Also for 2014, all models receive new driver blind-spot mirrors, while Limited models add a new electroluminescent gauge cluster with color LCD trip computer, and power-folding side mirrors.

BEST-IN-CLASS SPECIFIC OUTPUT
With the introduction of direct injection, Hyundai didn’t have to increase the displacement of the V6 engine in the pursuit of more power. The sophisticated Lambda II 3.3-liter direct-injected V6 engine is the heart of the Azera. It produces best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while also boasting the smallest displacement in its class. The engine’s high-pressure (over 2,200 psi) direct injection system increases power and torque, while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The system eliminates the need for larger displacement, and increases the compression ratio from 10.4 to 11.5 in the pursuit of greater thermal efficiency and power output. The new engine also features all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder, piston cooling jets, roller timing chain, CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the top ring chamfer and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). A three-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) further broadens the engines power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. EPA-estimate fuel economy for the Azera is 19 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined.

Hyundai Azera

The engine is mated to Hyundai’s in-house six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This system offers smooth shifts and gear ratios that ideally suit engine torque delivery characteristics. Azera’s powertrain also has an Active Eco mode, which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS
The Azera rides on a 112.0-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 193.3 inches and width of 73.2 inches. These exterior dimensions optimally size Azera between the Sonata and Genesis models.

For 2014, Azera’s generous content level has been reconfigured to provide even more choice and increase appeal for its full range of customers. The new entry-level Azera comes equipped with a new 6-inch color LCD audio display, rearview backup camera, driver blind-spot mirror, and three years of Hyundai’s Assurance Connected Care services. A new Limited trim now starts at $34,750, and receives a new 8-inch navigation system and new electroluminescent gauge cluster with color LCD trip computer and power-folding side mirrors, reflecting Limited model buyer preferences in the segment.

Hyundai Azera

Azera also leverages its Blue Link telematics platform by adding Assurance Connected Care, Hyundai’s industry-leading telematics services program. These services are standard on 2014 Azera sedans for three full years. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with an extra measure of proactive safety and car care services designed to increase peace of mind.

The 2014 Azera represents an advanced approach to the traditional premium sedan segment by delivering a powerful yet efficient powertrain, emotional design and luxury features combined with Hyundai’s consistent strong value proposition. Azera continues to offer customers the highest levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency, all brought together in an innovative design.

AZERA MEETS THE MECHANICS OF FLIGHT
Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the Azera is long, light and low. The unique, undulating beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A monoform side profile includes flowing lines in the rear quarter panel. The face is masculine with a powerful, winged chrome grille and available HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by large diameter multi-spoke alloy wheels (standard 18-inch and available 19-inch).

Hyundai Azera

The elegant look continues inside where Hyundai has created an upscale ambiance, thanks to a flow-through center fascia and instrument panel that creates a dual-cockpit front passenger space. These flowing surfaces complement the exterior design and wrap around the driver and passengers.

ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR WITH STANDARD LEATHER
Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin with more than 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for front-seat passengers.

Hyundai focuses heavily on other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin and 3D Carbon interior accents. Other available luxury equipment includes a power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades. The side shades, not found on any other car in the Azera’s segment, can be conveniently tucked away when not in use.

Hyundai Azera

Given the functionality and design of the Azera, seat quality and comfort is of extreme importance to the feel of the car. Azera offers first-class seating for all passengers, offering leather seating as standard equipment. A 10-way power driver and eight-way front passenger seat are also included. The driver’s seat has an optional cushion extension and an integrated memory system for the seat, steering wheel column and side mirrors, while the Azera’s climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in total comfort. Also for 2014, all models receive new driver blind-spot mirrors, while Limited models add a new electroluminescent gauge cluster with color LCD trip computer, and power-folding side mirrors.

BEST-IN-CLASS SPECIFIC OUTPUT
With the introduction of direct injection, Hyundai didn’t have to increase the displacement of the V6 engine in the pursuit of more power. The sophisticated Lambda II 3.3-liter direct-injected V6 engine is the heart of the Azera. It produces best-in-class specific output of 88.8 horsepower per liter, while also boasting the smallest displacement in its class. The engine’s high-pressure (over 2,200 psi) direct injection system increases power and torque, while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The system eliminates the need for larger displacement, and increases the compression ratio from 10.4 to 11.5 in the pursuit of greater thermal efficiency and power output. The new engine also features all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder, piston cooling jets, roller timing chain, CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the top ring chamfer and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). A three-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) further broadens the engines power curve to improve the vehicle’s off-the-line acceleration and passing performance. EPA-estimate fuel economy for the Azera is 19 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined.

Hyundai Azera

The engine is mated to Hyundai’s in-house six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. This system offers smooth shifts and gear ratios that ideally suit engine torque delivery characteristics. Azera’s powertrain also has an Active Eco mode, which modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS
The Azera rides on a 112.0-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 193.3 inches and width of 73.2 inches. These exterior dimensions optimally size Azera between the Sonata and Genesis models.

WORLD-CLASS WEIGHT EFFICIENCY
World-class weight efficiency is a program target for all Hyundai models. This strategy delivers outstanding fuel economy and performance simultaneously. At just 3,605 pounds, Azera is more than 300 pounds lighter than the Buick LaCrosse (3,990 pounds) and more than 400 pounds lighter than the Ford Taurus V6 (4,054 pounds). This priority on weight saving allows the Azera to deliver a great combination of agility, performance and fuel efficiency.

Hyundai Azera

ENHANCED STEERING AND SUSPENSION
For 2014, Azera steering is enhanced for better dynamic feel and precision. Azera is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, coil springs and a 24mm front stabilizer bar. The multi-link independent rear suspension enables precise geometry for a premium ride while enhancing agility. The precision of the advanced front- and rear-suspension is maximized through Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD), allowing tuning flexibility at smaller damper displacements for optimal small bump comfort.

The ASD suspension provides:

Standard are 245/45R18 tires on 18-inch Hyper Silver alloy wheels. There is an optional 19-inch Hyper-silver alloy wheel fitted with 245/40R19 tire.

Hyundai Azera

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
Azera includes a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects: first is the unwanted minor pull in one direction when the car accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other). VSM detects this natural pull and applies steering input in the required direction to counter the pull by automatically providing counter-steering force. The second is the counter-weight effect that occurs during a sudden lane change or cornering maneuver: VSM counter steers in the opposite direction to help stop the back of the car from stepping out of line.

Azera features nine airbags including dual front, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

Hyundai Azera

The Azera also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes (12.6 inch front and 11.2 inch rear) and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on the vehicle’s load conditions.

Additionally, Azera offers impressive passive safety features including a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system for children’s seats and three-point seatbelts for all positions.

ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY FUNCTION

An eight-inch touch-screen navigation system with integrated backup camera is also available on Azera. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via eight-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-activation by a headliner-mounted microphone. The system features 8GB of flash memory and comes matched with a sound system that plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passengers to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit. In addition, Bluetooth-enabled phones allow drivers to look up a local restaurant and call for reservations before plotting the route.

Hyundai Azera

Azera is available with two audio systems. Standard is an AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 audio system with six-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks with a standard six-inch color LCD touchscreen and rearview camera. This new LCD screen will also display album cover art from appropriate media sources. An Infinity 550-watt, Logic-7 Surround Sound premium audio system with 14 speakers, including an eight-inch subwoofer and external amplifier, is standard on the Limited model. A SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the head unit and features channel logos and SiriusXM Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker. Azera also offers HD Radio™ technology.

A Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition, address-book download and audio streaming comes as a standard feature.

HYUNDAI ASSURANCE CONNECTED CARE POWERED BY BLUE LINK®
Hyundai’s telematics services program, Assurance Connected Care, is standard for three years on the 2014 Azera. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services via the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle Car Care maintenance scheduling.

Hyundai Azera

Hyundai also recently introduced an all-new mobile application for the Blue Link telematics platform. This mobile app allows subscribers to remotely access various optional Blue Link features and services through compatible mobile devices. Completely redesigned, the app has been significantly enhanced from the previous version and boasts a new user experience, faster navigation and innovative new features. Google Android and Apple iOS users can download the app today from Google Play or Apple iTunes, respectively. A BlackBerry version is also available.

Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, service and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.



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