Hyundai as a brand has done what many thought was impossible: in little more than a decade, it has moved from a laughing stock to a serious contender. The Azera has been unique at Hyundai, however looking back at America's luxury heritage, offeringa cushier, comfier experience than just about any other carmaker--but that changes for 2011, with a fresh dose of excitement and modernity joining the mix. MotorAuthority gives the 2011 Hyundai Azera an overall score of 6.
Front-wheel drive only, and powered by a choice of V-6 engines, the Azera is not the sedan for the performance-minded, even in its livelier 2011 form. The suspension is tauter, banishing the floaty feeling of previous models, but at the same time, it's not sharp or aggressive. Handling, likewise, is mellow, not edgy.
Inside, the 2011 Azera is huge, with front-seat occupants finding ample head and leg room, and back seat passengers finding even more. There's enough space for four over-six-footers to fit with ease, no...