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2012 Hyundai Azera Base

4dr Sedan

2012 Ford Taurus Limited

4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

2012 Toyota Avalon Base

4dr Sedan

2012 Hyundai Azera
(2012 Hyundai Azera 4dr Sedan shown)
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2012 Ford Taurus
(2012 Ford Taurus 4dr AWD Sedan shown)
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2012 Toyota Avalon
(2012 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan shown)
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MSRP $32,000 $32,155 $33,195
Destination Charge $875 $795 $795
Invoice Price $29,864 $29,625 $29,876
Total List Price $32,875 $32,950 $33,990
Available Engines 293-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas) 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 20 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg 28 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
Side - Pole, Side - Pole - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Overall, Overall - -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) - -
Front, Overall Front - -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) - -
Front, Driver's - -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier - -
Front, Passenger's - -
Side, Overall Side - -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Good Acceptable Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2012 Hyundai Azera Base 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
N/A N/A Available:
immobilizer
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard N/A N/A
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 7 brand, amplifier, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 7, amplifier, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 9, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 14 brand, premium amplifier, automatic equalizer, integrated roof diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 12 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
12 brand, premium amplifier, automatic equalizer, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 4-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 12 brand, amplifier, automatic equalizer, radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Interior 2012 Hyundai Azera Base 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Cargo net Available Standard Available
Cargo tie downs Standard N/A N/A
Clock in-radio display in-radio display in-dash
Compass Standard Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Adaptive cruise control N/A Available N/A
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/piano black leather/chrome Standard:
leather
N/A N/A Available:
plastic/rubber
12V DC power outlet 2 3 2
Ashtray N/A Available Available
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Available:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger driver and passenger front and rear
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger driver and passenger front and rear
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard Standard
Instrumentation digital/analog analog analog
Driver information center Standard Standard N/A
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard N/A Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release power N/A power
Remote trunk release power power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather/metal-look leather/genuine wood Standard:
leather/metal-look
N/A N/A Available:
plastic/vinyl
Adjustable pedals N/A Available:
power
N/A
Seats 2012 Hyundai Azera Base 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls Standard:
8-way power
8-way power 8-way power
Available:
10-way power
N/A N/A
Front passenger seat direction controls 8-way power 8-way power Standard:
4-way power
N/A N/A Available:
8-way power
Lumbar support driver driver and passenger Standard:
driver
N/A N/A Available:
passenger
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
N/A
Memory Available:
driver
driver Available:
driver
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard with pass-thru
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - fixed 3 - adjustable
Heated rear seats Standard Available N/A
Seat trim leather leather Standard:
leather
N/A N/A Available:
cloth
Entertainment 2012 Hyundai Azera Base 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base
Radio AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A
CD player in-dash mounted single Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
N/A Available:
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
N/A N/A Available:
in-dash mounted 4-disc
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
DVD-Audio N/A Available N/A
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Voice recognition N/A Standard Available
Speakers Standard:
7 brand
Standard:
7
Standard:
9
Available:
14 brand
Available:
12 brand
Available:
12 brand
Amplifier Standard:
Standard
Standard:
Standard
Available
Available:
premium
Available:
premium
N/A
Equalizer Available:
automatic
Available:
automatic
Available:
automatic
Speed-Sensitive Volume N/A Standard Standard
Navigation system with voice activation Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen 1 1 1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Hyundai Azera Base 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection driver N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard N/A N/A
Stolen-vehicle tracking Standard N/A Available
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights Standard:
halogen
halogen halogen
Available:
high intensity low beam
N/A N/A
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Standard Available Standard
LED brakelights Standard N/A Standard
Door curb lights 4 N/A 4
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard Available N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard
First aid kit Available N/A Available
Blind spot sensor N/A Available N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Hyundai Azera Base 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 60/60,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 120/100,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 84/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/60,000 24/25,000
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) N/A N/A 24/25,000
Exterior 2012 Hyundai Azera Base 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base
Antenna integrated roof window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Standard:
clearcoat monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A Available:
tri-coat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
Bodyside moldings N/A N/A Available:
body-colored
Bodyside insert chrome N/A body-colored
Grille trim chrome chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front N/A front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light Standard:
light
N/A N/A Available:
deep
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote Standard:
dual power remote
dual power remote
N/A Available:
power remote driver
N/A
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming N/A Available:
driver
driver
Sunroof Available:
1st and 2nd row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler N/A N/A Available:
lip
Tires Standard:
P245/45VR18.0 BSW AS
P255/45VR19.0 BSW performance AS Standard:
P215/55VR17.0 BSW AS
Available:
P245/40VR19.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P215/60VR16.0 BSW AS
N/A N/A Available:
P225/45VR18.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
18" silver aluminum
19" aluminum Standard:
17" machined aluminum
Available:
19" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
N/A Available:
machined aluminum
N/A N/A Available:
18" machined aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel full-size aluminum
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing N/A Available N/A
Mud flaps Available N/A Available
Mechanical 2012 Hyundai Azera Base 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base
Engine 3.3L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater N/A Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link strut
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.04 3.16 3.69
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available Available
Specifications 2012 Hyundai Azera Base 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base
Exterior length 193.3 " 202.9 " 197.6 "
Exterior body width 73.2 " 76.2 " 72.8 "
Exterior height 57.9 " 60.7 " 58.5 "
Engine 3.3L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Horsepower 293 @ 6,400 rpm 263 @ 6,250 rpm 268 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 255 @ 5,200 rpm 249 @ 4,500 rpm 248 @ 4,700 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A N/A Standard
Fuel economy - city 20 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 28 mpg 27 mpg 28 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.62 / 3.30 " 3.64 / 3.41 " 3.70 / 3.27 "
Curb weight 3,605 lbs. 4,015 lbs. 3,572 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,785 lbs. N/A 4,565 lbs.
Front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 2,579 lbs. N/A N/A
Rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 2,249 lbs. N/A N/A
Payload N/A N/A 870 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight N/A 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs.
Wheelbase 112.0 " 112.9 " 111.0 "
Front track Standard:
63.2 "
65.3 " 62.2 "
Available:
63.1 "
N/A N/A
Rear track Standard:
63.3 "
65.5 " 61.6 "
Available:
63.1 "
N/A N/A
Turning radius 18.3 ' 19.8 ' 18.5 '
Ground clearance N/A 5.1 " N/A
Drag coefficient .28 N/A .28
Front legroom 45.5 " 41.9 " 41.3 "
Rear legroom 36.8 " 38.1 " 40.9 "
Front headroom Standard:
40.3 "
39.0 " 38.9 "
Available:
38.3 "
N/A N/A
Rear headroom Standard:
37.6 "
37.8 " 37.5 "
Available:
37.3 "
N/A N/A
Front hiproom 54.6 " 56.3 " 55.8 "
Rear hiproom 54.2 " 55.8 " 56.2 "
Front shoulder room 58.3 " 57.9 " 59.4 "
Rear shoulder room 56.4 " 56.9 " 58.2 "
Luggage volume 16.3 cu.ft. 20.1 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 16.3 cu.ft. 20.1 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 107 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft. 107 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 18.5 gal. 19.0 gal. 18.5 gal.