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2013 Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon — Sedans to the Mat — Comparison

By George Straton. August 21, at 8:47 am

Drive. He Said forks into two 40 oz. Porterhouses we matched the  2013 Taurus to the 2013 Chrysler .

And now, for an Asian take on automotive cholesterol at the buffet we have two Sumo-sizers from the Far the 2013 Hyundai Azera and the Toyota Avalon .

The Taurus quite Fusion Fresh and the 300S remains Rolls But the Two A’s from Asia, and Avalon . are exponents of their mid-size stablemates, the Hyundai and the Toyota Camry. Although the is put together in Kentucky and it gets a dosage of Lipitor.  Should you the extra traction of All-Wheel for now your choices are limited to the brands.

Far-Eastern Faces :

Like Camry, the redesigned Toyota Avalon   to offend no really. Like the theme Merry-Go-Round. The Camry chromed looks more proportional Note the bit of Mercedes S -class in the trunk area. GRADE: B-

The CADCAM pen used to design the Hyundai Azera’ s shell for a ride on the Screaming Eagle coaster. Those contorting are capable of inducing dizziness. isn’t of sufficient magnitude to the grille. Hyundai did nail a cool details like the headlamp housings with LED a good copy from the BMW E60 5 series. Satin finish framing of the door windows is distinctive from the mirrored that runs along the bottoms.  GRADE: B

Mind Your Spaces :

smooth leather covered buckets in the Hyundai Azera are by an aircraft carrier-deck expansive and center armrest with a brushed metal release Less constrictive are the Toyota front seats with pronounced side bolsters but perforated leather inserts. sedans’ driver’s seats a wealth of adjustments including knee extenders. And tilting/ steering wheels. But only the gets power adjusted wings and steering column. And the human -torso shaped under the door sail are Mercedes-Benz cool.

The trademark waterfall center stack standard 7 touchscreen for HDD navigation and is surrounded by indistinguishable buttons. commands are improved here the last Genesis we sampled but the positioned above the drive is way too The time has come for a central controller. Built-in Blue-Link are for comparing fuel economy other Hyundai owners. subscription-based Blue-Link telematics from road-side assistance and trip guidance to mobile sent to your compatible device when your have taken the Azera out on a beyond a pre-defined geographic

The higher you go up in the Toyota hierarchy, the hand-me downs you get from Lexus luxury division. The new shares much with the Lexus ES. And while the touch infotainment display also 7 don’t look for any mouse Instead baby boomers get a stack with neatly light-touch capacitive climate and buttons which work than in any Taurus, supplemented by a few rotating knobs the kind you to see on vintage home hi-fi There’s a better repertoire of with the HDD navigation. Voice in the Avalon are good enough to hand-free calls to all our friends last names that end in

Size Matters :

If rear outboard cushions in the Azera deep there is a sloping and panoramic glass roof to A decidedly mid-size 37-inches of is remedied by thinner front backs beneficial to rear-knees. occupants get the proverbial immense armrest  shove in the back. The rear quarters are genuine with 39 of legroom.

These Two A sedans both 16 cubic feet of trunk Only the Hyundai expands the cabin with split-to-fold seat backs, while the makes do with a center Blame the torsion bars and subwoofer under the rear shelf of the Azera for obstructing at one suitcase.

GRADES: Azera: B   :  B+

Gotta Have that V6 and :

— In any Lexus the drive-train is go about its work inconspicuously and you for asking it. The 2013 Toyota carries-over the sequentially injected 3.5 VVL gasoline six from the Lexus ES. In mundane work you’ll it’s running. Good for 268 and 248  pound-feet @ 4700

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Step into the throttle, and the silky 6-speed autobox drop two full transmission to get past a left-lane dawdler oomph. Enough to make 60 in 7+  seconds. The Avalon’s 25 combined gallon is beyond the reach of full sizers that burn diesel or have hybridization.  GRADE: B

— The DOHC 3.3-Liter twin-cam V6 turned sideways the 2013 Hyundai Azera’s wheels might be fractionally than the Avalon’s. But the addition of allows for higher compression makes 293 impressive hooves. And at a lofty 5200 rpm. The slushbox occasionally gets at the crossroads.

Switch off Eco Mode, and a tardy initial throttle  the 7.4 run to 60 mph is astonishing.  But 22 combined mpg returned by the is strictly average.  Although the premium octane fuel is Hyundai does makes a sounding V6. It’s in the Genesis.    B-

In Remembrance of the Luxo-Barge:

— no mistake about it. The Hyundai loves to pitch. And dive. more than 60% of the 3800-pounds the front driven wheels are eventually need that control. Sumo-sized 19 wheels by wide 245/40 all-season rubber are apt to slam over or buckled roadway.  Though the is normally hushed from the the quivers betray some build quality in the guise of a emanating from a vacant passenger seat.

At low speeds Hyundai suffers from steering. In hustled freeway response becomes darn a guessing game. Four brake discs are linear-firm of the way to the floorboard. After that tend to lose steam, as are probably getting hot.   C+

— Just 18-inch fitted with 225/45 Michelins and smaller front discs in the Toyota Avalon = un-sprung mass = decent control and improved steering It’s not that steering is on fire. But less weight into the corners of this = less proclivity to rotate. is better mitigated than in the It’s amazing that the gives up 300 pounds in this yet it still comes away more solid.  It shows as  over the bad stuff are nullified much chassis quake or GRADE: B

Supermodels Need

Starting at $32,250 and fully at $37K the 2014 Hyundai is the curvaceous cover model for GQ . Cabin treatments are a level much of the trim in the company’s Genesis sedan. It makes a of Welcome and Farewell cabin It all builds up high expectations in the department. Where it is a bit of a let-down. The Lexus. oops, Toyota might not be the stuff of cheesecake for teenage boys.  And at $42,000 lower feature contenting is quite the value as the Azera. Yet it have an enthusiastic side to it. with Lexus-like craftsmanship,  the nudges past the Azera in comparison.

Never before have been so many choices full-size premium sedans in North America. From the Far (top) the 2013 Hyundai starts at $32,250. Our Venetian Red tester from Asan, went out the door loaded for

(bottom) the new-for-2013 Toyota priced from $31,000. As our Limited model in Sizzling Mica (a reddish-brown) came in at Actually, the Avalon is assembled in Kentucky with lots of from Japan.

Toyota Avalon sedan III
Toyota Avalon sedan III


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