The 2011 Hyundai Azera adds power and efficiency to a model known for its luxurious appointments. The updated large sedan now includes an advanced six-speed automatic transmission and other powertrain refinements.
The Azera GLS is equipped with an enhanced 3.3-liter, DOHC V6 engine that now produces 250 horsepower and 233 lbs.-ft. of torque. The performance gains were achieved by incorporating Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing that improves engine breathing on the intake and exhaust camshafts for better fuel economy and lower emissions.
The Azera Limited delivers powerful performance due to its revised clean and efficient all-aluminum 3.8-liter, DOHC V6 engine, which delivers an estimated 272 horsepower and 262 lbs.-ft. of torque.
Hyundai’s commitment to making the Azera extremely fuel efficient continues with a six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual control. This transmission offers smooth shifts and a wide ratio spread that ideally suits both engines’ characteristics.
The 2011 Azera has a more handsome exterior design. The most noticeable exterior upgrade is a new sleeker front bumper fascia, with a number of subtle design tweaks. Design updates up-front also include redesigned headlamps with LED surround accent lighting, new chrome grille and round foglights.
The rear features redesigned taillights, redesigned bumper with integrated chrome tailpipes and a matching decklid. Modernized 17-inch alloy wheels and revised side repeater mirrors with all-new bright puddle lamps light the way to Hyundai’s refined premium large car.
Base model estimated mpg: 20/28
Estimated starting price: $25,495
Compiled by Motor Matters

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