2008 Hyundai Azera Trims

GLS
Original MSRP: $24,600
2 national listings
Added late in the 2007 model year and continuing into 2008, the Hyundai Azera GLS trim has quickly gained a reputation as a roomy and competent entry-level luxury sedan that compares fa... Read More

Added late in the 2007 model year and continuing into 2008, the Hyundai Azera GLS trim has quickly gained a reputation as a roomy and competent entry-level luxury sedan that compares favorably to similar models from such automakers as Lexus, Acura, and Infiniti. The Azera GLS offers a well-appointed cabin with comfortable seating, plenty of legroom, and good ergonomics. Drivers and reviewers note that the GLS's 234-horsepower, 3.3-liter V6 provides good pickup, though it's not sport-oriented performance. Similarly, the Azera GLS offers a smooth ride and good handling, though the suspension tends toward the soft rather than the sporty side.

Inside, such features as dual front automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, side-impact airbags, and a 172-watt, six-speaker AM/FM audio system with XM radio and an MP3 input jack all come included as standard equipment and add to the Azera GLS's luxury pedigree. Heated and powered exterior mirrors, front foglights, projector-beam halogen headlights, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, and brake assist also are included with the standard equipment package. Upgrades for 2008 include 17-inch wheels, up from 16-inch wheels for 2007.

A new GLS Premium Package, which includes leather seats, heated front seats, a power sunroof, and an upgraded 10-speaker AM/FM audio system, has been added as an option for 2008. Other options for the GLS include a power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof with a sliding sunshade and a premium 10-speaker Infinity audio system with a six-disc CD changer.

Powertrain: 3.3L 234 hp V6 Engine, FWD, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 22
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets - front and rear, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color, chrome accents · Bumper color: body-color, chrome accents · Door handle color: body-color with chrome accents · Grille color: body-color, chrome accents · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, manual folding, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Safety Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.8 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$11,349
As the better-equipped Azera trim for 2008, the Azera Limited elbows its way into the competitive luxury car market segment with a solid range of upscale features, including leather sea... Read More

As the better-equipped Azera trim for 2008, the Azera Limited elbows its way into the competitive luxury car market segment with a solid range of upscale features, including leather seats, heated front seats, a power rear sunshade, and a woodgrain-trimmed, leather-wrapped steering wheel and door pulls. Hyundai was late to the luxury car market, as the automaker has become known primarily for its more affordable cars, but generally reviews for the Azera Limited have been positive. Drivers and reviewers give the Azera Limited positive marks not only for its standard feature package, but also for its contemporary exterior design and capable, though hardly sporty, handling and ride.

The Azera Limited represents a step up from its GLS stablemate not only because of its standard features, but because of its powerplant as well. While the GLS trim offers a 234-horsepower, 3.3-liter V6, the Limited improves on that with a 263-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6, an increase of nearly 30 horsepower. The engine links to a five-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which enables drivers to manually shift gears by tapping the gear-shift lever up or down. Drivers and reviewers note that, while the Limited won't break any speed records, its moves quickly and nimbly enough, though some have noted that its braking system tends to be on the soft side.

New features added to the Azera Limited for 2008 include a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, a premium Infinity audio system, and side-mirror turn signal indicators. In addition, an in-dash LG touch-screen navigation system has been added to the options list for the Limited for 2008.

Adds to GLS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.8L 263 hp V6 Engine
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Infinity · Premium Brand Speakers: Infinity · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Total Number of Speakers: 10 · Watts: 315
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets - front and rear, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color, chrome accents · Bumper color: body-color, chrome accents · Door handle color: body-color with chrome accents · Grille color: body-color, chrome accents · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · Electroluminescent instrumentation · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power retractable, integrated turn signals, heated driver mirror, heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Roof Sunroof: power glass
Safety Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.8 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Rear defogger · Sunshade: power rear window