• (4.8) 49 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $2,853–$9,205
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23
  • Engine: 263-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2006 Hyundai Azera

Our Take on the Latest Model 2006 Hyundai Azera

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Notable Features

  • New for 2006
  • 3.8-liter V-6
  • Eight standard airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Three trim levels

2006 Hyundai Azera Reviews

Vehicle Overview
For some time, Hyundai has indicated it would launch a new flagship sedan to replace its XG350, but a name for the replacement model hadn't been mentioned. But in March 2005, the South Korean automaker announced that the new sedan would be called the Azera. Rather than a face-lift of the XG350, the front-wheel-drive Azera is a brand-new vehicle.

Introduced at an off-site presentation during the 2005 New York Auto Show, the full-size Azera features graceful four-door lines that the automaker claims are aerodynamically efficient. An all-new 3.8-liter V-6 produces an estimated 265 horsepower, which is a big boost over the XG350's output and more horsepower than what's currently available under the hood of the Ford Five Hundred or Buick LaCrosse. The Azera includes eight airbags.

Three trim levels are available: GLS, midrange LX and top-of-the-line Limited. Available features include a powered tilt/telescoping steering column, a powered rear sunshade and leather upholstery. Sales begin in fall 2005.

The Azera's large trapezoidal grille has horizontal bars and incorporates a Hyundai logo in the center. Wide headlight units wrap around into the front fenders. Clear-lens rectangular fog lamps sit low on the front fascia. GLS and LX sedans have body-colored side moldings, versus chrome moldings and chrome-trimmed bumpers on the Limited model.

Built on a 109.4-inch wheelbase, the Azera measures 192.7 inches long overall, 72.8 inches wide and 58.7 inches tall. The Azera's fully independent suspension uses double wishbones at the front and a multilink configuration at the rear. Alloy wheels hold 17-inch tires on uplevel models or 16-inch rubber on the GLS sedan. The full-size spare tire is mounted on an alloy wheel. A power sunroof is standard on the Limited sedan and optional on other models.

The Azera can seat up to five occupants. Each model's 60/40-split, folding rear seatback includes dual cupholders and storage space.

Standard amenities include dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver's seat, a tilt/telescoping steering column with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote keyless entry, a digital clock, a console armrest and cruise control. Leather seating surfaces with heated front seats go into LX and Limited models. An engine immobilizer is included in all Azeras, and uplevel models get a Super Vision instrument cluster.

In addition to a power passenger seat, the Limited sedan adds a powered rear sunshade; a powered tilt/telescoping steering column; rain-sensing wipers; adjustable pedals; and a memory system for the driver's seat, mirrors, steering column and pedals. A CD stereo with MP3 capability is standard, though the Limited sedan gets an Infinity audio system with 10 speakers, a subwoofer and a six-CD changer.

Under the Hood
The Azera's all-aluminum 3.8-liter V-6 produces an estimated 265 hp at 6,000 rpm and an estimated 257 pounds-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. The five-speed-automatic transmission incorporates Shiftronic for manually selectable gear changes.

The Azera's complement of airbags includes seat-mounted side-impact airbags for both the front and rear and roof-mounted side curtain-type airbags. Active front head restraints are installed. All-disc antilock brakes incorporate electronic brake-force distribution. Electronic Stability Control and traction control are standard.

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by albaiji from tulsa, ok on August 2, 2017

it is really great and best condition, everything works perfect, i barely use it cause i have another car and i do not use this, its really works perfect and works great no accident or anything, reaso... Read Full Review

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2006 Hyundai Azera Safety Ratings

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IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Azera Limited

Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Azera Limited

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Azera Limited

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Azera Limited

Overall Rollover Rating
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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