Room with a View
When you climb into the 2014 Hyundai Azera, you notice a lot of amenities. Its roomy interior and leather seats offer comfort, as do the steering wheel and driver’s seat that adjust every which way you can imagine. Look a little closer and you find seat warmers/coolers in the front, seat warmers in the back, and sunshades for both the back and rear windows. My kids thought it was really cool how the rear window shade lowered automatically when the car was put in reverse.
But then you open the sunroof shade. And your whole experience in the Azera changes. Instead of driving a car, you’re driving a Jetsons-like space vehicle. The panoramic sunroof is so big that you feel like the car is all window. While my husband drove, I took a turn sitting in the back seat and the effect was even more intense. I felt like I was riding in a bubble. Check out the video for a tour of the Hyundai Azera.
What We Loved
Panoramic sun roof
Media console with navigation, hands free Bluetooth and satellite radio
Open areas with a charge port under the center console—great extra purse space!
Power rear sunshade (that retracts when the car is in reverse)
Back up camera
Blind spot detectors
Heated and cooled front and rear seats
The price: about $37,000
What You Need to Know
EPA estimated fuel economy 20 city/29 highway
Panoramic sunroof only available on the Lyoutube
10 year/100,000 mile power train warranty
Seating for five
Note: Hyundai provided the car for our test drive. Opinions expressed are my own.