2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date, Review, News

The new 2017 Hyundai Azera tags along a comfortable ride, feature rich interior, serene ride at top speeds, and a conservative design.

Some of the defining attributes for the Azera include a smooth ride, a long warranty coverage, spacious and quiet cabin, a large trunk and a feature galore. Its release date should be expected during the 2nd Q of 2016.

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Install for you for the 2017 Azera model is a stop-start technology, adaptive cruise control, an automatic vehicle hold function, an electronic parking brake, and mild exterior tweaks.
Not long ago, buying a large sedan felt like purchasing a rental car.

Finally, that is now in the past, thanks to intricately designed and well-appointed vehicles like the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. The vehicle comes with a substantial improvement in many areas including a refreshing style and a sense of appeal, lots of practicality, and lots of functionality.

2017 Hyundai Azera side angle, black color

Sharp creases and lines define the exterior design while the cabin offers a lot of features and technologies that make it an appealing, functional car. Nothing was left to chance when the Azera was designed, and the rental fleet-ish mentality about the new Azera from Hyundai is no more.

Buyers who opt for the base model will also be surprised by the stuff they find there, including a slew of safety features and technologies like rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot warning system. Taking things to a whole new level is the top-rated Azera Limited trim that tacks in adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, and frontal collision warning.

2017 Hyundai Azera front view, grille and headlights

Additionally, every Azera comes standard with upscale features like Pandora, Siri Eyes Free, and a navigation system. Moving on, under the hood, buyers should expect a base 3.3L V6 engine that makes moving the large Azera gutsy and confident on the highway.

Some users may find the six-speed automatic transmission a little bit unresponsive but it moves the sedan with effortless smoothness. There is a nice balance between control and comfort, while a cavernous trunk and a rear-and front passenger room means you have enjoyable and comfortable long trips.

2017 Hyundai Azera rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

It is imperative to note that the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Azera competes in its own world, and the competition available is nothing formidable. Some of the rivals include the 2017 Chrysler 300, 2017 Buick LaCrosse, and the 2017 Kia Cadenza.

Available Trims – Hyundai Azera

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, alloy wheels

The five-passenger full-size 2017 Hyundai Azera sedan is available in two trims: base and the top-of-the-line Limited trims. The 2017 Hyundai Azera Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Brochure – 2017 Hyundai Azera

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Standard equipment to expect from the base model include automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, foglights, 12-way power driver seat, an 8-way power front passenger seat, seat bottom extension, power lumbar adjustment, driver memory settings, blind-spot monitoring, a power adjustable telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding capability, a chilled glovebox, ventilated and heated front seats, and heated rear seats. Electronic features include integrated smartphone app, an 8” touchscreen interface, auxiliary audio inputs, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 14-speaker sound system, and a rearview camera.

2017 Hyundai Azera front angle, headlights and grille

The top-of-the-line 2017 Hyundai Azera comes equipped with xenon headlights, automatic hold function, LED foglights, 19” alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, manual side-window sunshades, a panoramic sunroof, an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, stop-start stability, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning systems, and lane-departure warning system.

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, steering wheel and leather seats

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Azera

A 3.3L V6 engine rated at 293 hp and 255 pounds of torque comes under the hood of the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. A six-speed auto transmission system is the default system, as is the front-wheel drive.

During Edmunds 2017 Hyundai Azera test drive, the Azera was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 6.8 seconds.

2017 Hyundai Azera engine

According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings for the base model stand at 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. On the other hand, the base Azera returns 19/28/22 mpg.

Release Date & 2017 Hyundai Azera Price

Expect the new 2017 Hyundai Azera to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $34,100. As for the release date, expect the vehicle in dealerships during the 2nd Q of 2016.

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2017 Hyundai Azera alloy wheels

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Release Date, Info & Specs

The newest and improved 2016 Hyundai Sonata can perhaps be the top running family sedan of the year with its amazing fuel efficiency and a spacious interior. The car has been updated quite significantly for the upcoming year and will be a good prospect for any customer who wants to find a family vehicle for long drives or actually any type of a given situation.

2016 Hyundai Sonata exterior, front view

The Hyundai Sonata enters in its seventh generation of production and does so in a magnificent fashion as it needs to deal with a very tough competition of four door sedans, starting with the Toyota Camry car. The 2015 year saw a very nice update for the car which added a more elegant but conservative look which also adds some higher refinement levels to the brand. The first predictions were that the design was not going to hold up for very long but the claims were completely false. Both the interior and exterior design that was imposed last year manages to hold up for this year and will even maintain itself longer than you might think.

2016 Hyundai Sonata side angle, alloy wheels

The upgrades imposed on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata model are not just going to be aesthetic, although few for that matter, but are also very functional. The inside gets some newest technological additions while safety has been made even higher with several aluminum suspension components added and emergency braking to the forward collision warning system. The car promises to be a very good choice which will topple the competition and hold its position firmly. The review will help you understand just how the new Sonata has changed.

2016 Hyundai Sonata exterior

2016 Hyundai Sonata front angle, headlights and grille

Compared to before, the exterior of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is without question a more sophisticated but a more conservative vehicle at the same time. There was a lot of criticism that stated that the look may prove to be too bland, but in fact it has fewer faulty surfaces that crash against one another and does not include any awkward lines, making it bold and magnificently designed. This design has been derived from the Hyundai’s latest Genesis car which saw some alterations and changes to the Hyundai’s new original theme. The saber line gives the new Sonata a wide shoulder look which this time does not dive to the front wheel part but goes straight down the body side. The added horizontal lines are there to calm down the shape of the car which includes a lip spoiler at the back and chrome surround. The chrome part has also been added to the tip part of the dual exhaust tips

2016 Hyundai Sonata rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The newest 2016 Sonata is perhaps the standout vehicle in the whole current production line that comes out from Hyundai. It has a more distinctive front-end of the car that combines with the side rocker extensions and an added body chrome trim to result with a very suitable design of a family vehicle. If you decide to go with the Sport model you will see a redesigned version of the rear bumper fascia and quad exhaust tips at the back. Add to that the new 18-inch alloy wheels and you get a very nicely designed and balanced vehicle in this trim as well.


2016 Hyundai Sonata steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata’s interior has been very nicely trimmed down. It includes some good grade plastic additions and some leather inserts to combine for a very nice and good looking inside of the car. There are some printed woodgrain pieces added which do not look convincing at all but in fact the textured look manages to copy a carbon fiber and an aluminum look that manages to dress up the sober den of the car. The dashboard has been designed with some horizontal lines where every control cluster has been grouped in a single area or segment. The center screen has been framed with a trapezoidal shape which exemplifies a completely German design look with a stack of knobs and buttons positioned directly underneath it. The base version has a steering wheel design which is very sport looking but the 2.0T models go even further with a flat-bottom steering wheel design which is even sportier.

2016 Hyundai Sonata interior, leather seats


As the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is one of the lighter models in their class it was also the first one which has switched to an all four-cylinder engine lineup. Thus the base engine for the 2016 model is a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four which also has a twin-scroll turbo. The second option that you get with the Sonata is a 245-hp 2.0-liter four which is a free rewing engine that delivers the power with a fair amount of vibration and is thus very quiet. Both engine options will use the six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual controls that enables smooth transmissions between gears. The Sport 2.0T is the one which has paddle shifters while all Sonata vehicles have a three-mode driving selector that enables you to change between Eco, Normal, and Sport modes.

2016 Hyundai Sonata engine

Price and release date

The car makes its debut on the market in the upcoming year and it is going to be available for sale at your local dealers immediately. You can start making plans of obtaining the car around April when the release date is set. The base MSPR price is given at 21,750 USD, or 27,350 for the Limited trim.

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2017 Hyundai Genesis Release Date, Review and Info

The new 2017 Hyundai Genesis comes with an impressive list of standard features, a quality interior, overall refinement, and an improved performance. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a long warranty coverage, an exceptional value, excellent crash test scores, a hushed cabin, and a high-quality and spacious cabin. Its release date should be expected in September this year.

For 2017, buyers should look forward to LED daytime running lights, HID headlights, LED foglights, and mild exterior tweaks.

2017 Hyundai Genesis gront angle, grille and headlights

Lots of standard features and a strong value might be what endeared many people to the Genesis in the past in comparison to Japanese and German rivals. This is also true for 2017, the vehicle offers a long list of standard features and, as you’d expect, a strong value.

However, nowadays, the Genesis has evolved into something more appealing. It comes with a well-appointed cabin, a refined ride, and a clean styling among others that give the German and Japanese rivals a run for their money.

2017 Hyundai Genesis exterior, side angle

You might not be wowed by its character, however, you will be pleasantly surprised by its accommodating and spacious cabin, and elegant interior layout. The only unfortunate thing that stands out from the list of its downsides is the surprisingly limited rear-seat headroom.

Under the hood of the vehicle is a variety of V6 and V8 engines that offer a strong and smooth ride, although, the fuel consumption ratings are lackluster. The two engines send the output to the RWD via the default eight-speed automatic transmission system.

Although no vehicle today offers the power, size, interior quality, the level of equipment, and sheer presence for the money as compared to the 2017 Genesis, paying more bucks can definitely offer you better alternatives.

2017 Hyundai Genesis rear angle, black color

Some of the Genesis bogeys include the 2017 Cadillac CTS, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2017 Lexus GS 350, and the 2017 BMW 5 Series.

Available Trims – Hyundai Genesis

The new 2017 Hyundai Genesis is offered in only two trims: the 3.8 (V6) and the Ultimate (V8) models.

2017 Hyundai Genesis side angle, alloy wheels

Also available is the Genesis Coupe but it’s a totally different vehicle and is covered in a separate review.

Exterior Concept & Interior Review – 2017 Hyundai Genesis

The full-size, RWD luxury 2017 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 sedan comes equipped with a rearview camera, 18” alloy wheels, automatic wipers, heated 12-way power front seats, LED daytime running lights, auto-leveling/automatic HID headlights, heated mirrors, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a navigation system, a hands-free “smart” trunk, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an 8” touchscreen interface, HD and satellite radio, a seven-speaker audio system, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency telematics, an 8” touchscreen interface, leather upholstery, auto-diming rearview camera, four-way power lumbar, real-time traffic, a CD player, iPod/USB interface, and a navigation system.

Additionally, you can get three optional packages: Signature, Ultimate, and Tech. the Signature package comes equipped with ventilated front seats, rear cross traffic alert, LED foglights, a panoramic sunroof, driver memory settings, Lexicon surround-audio system, a power rear sunshade, parking guides, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and a panoramic sunroof.

2017 Hyundai Genesis interior, steering wheel, dashboard and leather seats

The Tech package offers upgraded leather upholstery, an automatic emergency parking system, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded 7” display, an electronic parking brake, lane-departure warning system, and adaptive cruise control.

The Ultimate package offers a matte-finish wood and aluminum trim, a color heads-up windshield display, a power trunk lid, a bigger display, 17-speaker surround-sound system, and a carbon dioxide sensor.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.5 in. (118.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4.5 in. (196.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 123.0 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4138 lbs.
Top Speed: 149 mph
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 18/29 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Casablanca White, Caspian Black, Empire State Gray, Ibiza Blue, Manhattan Brown, Montecito Blue, Pamplona Red, Parisian Gray, Santiago Silver

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Genesis

The base 2017 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 trim comes equipped with a 3.8L V6 engine rated at 311 horsepower and 293 pounds of torque under the hood of the Genesis. The eight-speed automatic transmission system is the default transmission system, as is the rear wheel drive. You can also opt for the optional all-wheel-dive.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 stand at 18/29/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/25/19 mpg for the all-wheel-drive.

2017 Hyundai Genesis engine

Finally, the top-of-the-line 2017 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 Ultimate comes equipped with a 5.0L twin turbo V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque. EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 15/23/18 mpg.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Genesis Release Date

2017 Hyundai Genesis exterior, side view

The new 2017 Hyundai Genesis goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $38,750. As for the release date, we should expect the vehicle to go for sale during the third quarter of this year.

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