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Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2014 Hyundai Azera Limited for a video test drive. What did they think of their fully loaded test vehicle? Watch and find out.
As luck would have it, the Consumer Guide test fleet contains both a 2013 Hyundai Azera and a 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited this week. The former is Hyundai’s entry into the “near luxury” large-car segment; it competes against the Chevrolet Impala, Kia Cadenza, and Toyota Avalon. The latter is the ritziest trim level of Hyundai’s mainstream midsize car. We thought it would be enlightening to examine these stablemates side-by-side to see exactly what the Azera delivers over the Sonata.
They long ago vanished from new-car option lists, and now they’re fading out of the aftermarket. Per Bob of Restyling Concepts, there isn’t much market for vinyl or cloth roofs anymore, so if you want one, plan ahead. “I don’t stock the kits anymore, so I need about a week to get one.”
2015 Chevrolet Impala 2LZ V6
Class: Large Car
Miles Driven: 182
Fuel Used: 9.0 gallons
Driving mix: 80% city, 20% highway
Are you sick of “sardining” yourself into a bucket seat? Tired of driving with your kneecaps on the steering wheel? Fed up with banging your noggin on the headliner? If you’re over 6-feet tall and need a vehicle to accommodate your large frame, look no further. We’ve got you covered.
Lexus is rolling out a redesigned IS sedan for 2014, with new styling, new safety and infotainment features, and a slightly longer wheelbase. To illustrate the exterior design changes between the old and the new, we fired off some quick-and-dirty snapshots of a 2013 and a 2014 IS 250 F Sport at the 2014 IS press event.
We mentioned in our coverage of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show that Kia is going full steam ahead to push its products up the automotive food chain. At the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the Korean brand unveiled the next step in that effort.
In the wake of the Hyundai/Kia mileage brouhaha—in which the South Korean automakers stated that “procedural errors” had led to inflated fuel-economy numbers for more than 70 of their 2011-13 models (read the story)—we decided to examine the mileage that we got on our 2011-13 test vehicles. We found that Hyundai and Kia were correct: Their original numbers were much higher than what we averaged on the highways and city streets in and around Chicago.
1) Accent or Elantra?
Driving the redesigned 2012 Azera this weekend got me thinking: Boy, Hyundai’s cars sure do look alike, at least from the front. With that in mind, here’s a modest quiz designed to see if you can tell them apart. When creating the images for this particular test, more than once did I have to go back to Hyundai’s media website to make sure I had the correct cars. Maybe your eyes are a little sharper than mine are. Mystery car quiz.