By now you might be aware that the Azera won’t be coming back next year, so the 2017 model year is the last year you’ll be able to purchase one of these premium full-size sedans as a new model. Most people think a vehicle being discontinued means it wasn’t very good, but we thought we’d show you that that couldn’t be further from the truth by comparing it to one of its biggest competitors as we pit the 2017 Hyundai Azera vs 2017 Toyota Avalon.
In the table down below, we’ve listed a few of the most impressive advantages that the 2017 Azera has over its Toyota counterpart. Of course the Avalon does have advantages of its own, like fuel efficiency for instance. But if you can look past the few areas in which the Azera falls slightly short, you’ll see that the Azera has a lot to offer.
|2017 Hyundai Azera||Vs||2017 Toyota Avalon|
|293 HP||Horsepower||268 HP|
|16.3 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||16.0 cu. ft.|
|123.3 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||119.6 cu. ft.|
|18.5 gal.||Fuel Tank Capacity||17.0 gal.|
For instance, the very first row of the table takes a look at the power of the two sedans, which is an area the Hyundai Azera firmly pulls out in front, offering nearly 300 horsepower. With 25 horsepower more than the Avalon, you might not think it offers a huge advantage, but 25 horsepower up near the 300s is certainly noticeable, and offers a pretty hefty advantage.
Even more impressive for the Azera is its extra space. While the 0.3 cubic feet of extra trunks pace might not matter a whole lot, the extra 3.7 cu. ft. of space in the cabin will be very welcomed by your passengers. The final row of the table looks at fuel tank capacity, which might not seem like a very important aspect. But with an extra gallon and a half, a single tank will get you just as far as the Avalon despite its slightly better fuel economy.
If you think you might be interested in a 2017 Hyundai Azera of your own, be sure to schedule a test drive here on our site so you can come get behind the wheel of one for yourself.