Last post on Apr 20, 2007 at 9:08 PM
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Hyundai Azera, Kia Amanti, Sedan
#15 of 24 The differences of Azera and Amanti
Feb 28, 2007 (7:31 am)
Hi. I am azera 2006 owner. I am from Korea.
The big differences of Azera 2006 and Amanti 2006 is Engine. Hyundai and Kia is same company. So they are sharing all platform. Amanti new release(2007) will be using same engine in Azera. So right now engine(ramda) is same. Amanti is more big car except PassengerVolume,Trunk
*Length Amanti: 196.9,Azera: 192.7
*Passenger Volume Amanti:106.0 cu.ft Azera:106.9
*Trunk volume Amanti:15.9 cu.ft Azera:16.6
Amanti is more high grade car compare to Azera in Korea. But it looks like more old style design. Azera design is more young. That's why I choose the Azera.
Let's drive Azera and Amanti in dealershop. You can feel difference of two cars.
#16 of 24 Re: The differences of Azera and Amanti [npark]
Feb 28, 2007 (7:07 pm)
Correct if mistaken but I thought the Amanti continues to sit on the old Sonata platform (XG) while the Azera rides on the new Sonata platform (??)
Hyundai vehicles make the most out of interior volume, despite the exterior being shorter than competitors. Trunk space is generous as well, as exampled above.
#17 of 24 Re: The differences of Azera and Amanti [npark]
Mar 02, 2007 (9:04 am)
That's more helpful info than I would have figured out. I'm not twenty-something young, but I am smitten by the styling of the Azera. Plus, a lot of respondents have backed up my feelings with their personal experiences. Not dissing the Amanti, but I believe my money will be going to the Azera. Test drives for me will be coming up for me shortly.
Again thanks for your comments (as well as all others who so graciously repiled with their experiences)
#18 of 24 Re: Buyer Decision: Azera or Amanti [hldunb4]
Mar 11, 2007 (7:47 pm)
I just purchased an Amanti rather than the Azera mainly because the Amanti has a MUCH more spacious interior. The new 265hp motor and reworked suspension is suppose to have made the ride more firm although I never drove a 06 model. It is much quieter than my Chrysler 300 and was more quiet than the Infinity M35 I was considering. I am a large man (tall and overweight) and the difference in the room was amazing between the Hyundia and KIA. So far (1500 miles) I am still impressed My model is loaded with all options and is midnight gray
#19 of 24 amanti, so far its a WOW
Apr 19, 2007 (5:46 pm)
drove both the Amanti and Azera. Bought a Midnight Gray Amanti with leather on april 3. It has much more room and just felt better overall, not to mention the unusual looks that grow on me daily. has an extremely smooth ride and a nice balance. I get almost as many stares in the Amanti as my red '70 chevelle. This car has more torque and acceleration than I could have ever imagined. I thought my '01 maxima was strong but no comparison. I can afford more expensive cars but felt no need to impress. No clunking from the Amanti. Only has 1500 miles so far but I love this car! Beautiful leather, fit and finish are awesome.
#21 of 24 Re: amanti, so far its a WOW [trower56]
Apr 20, 2007 (3:32 pm)
Minus and Trower:
Where and how does the Amanti feel or seem bigger? Just in the driver's seat? Or all seats? Trunk? Back seat footroom? Is seat lower compared to the one in Azera? Is there more room for the driver's legs and knees? Elbows? Headroom?
I think the EPA numbers show Azera has more passenger cubic feet.
Just curious. I have not tried to compare them myself yet.
How are you 2 doing on gas mileage?
#22 of 24 Re: Buyer Decision: Azera or Amanti [hldunb4]
Apr 20, 2007 (7:38 pm)
I suppose I'm fortunate. I don't have the much reported "clunk" in the front end. As far as noise, mine is so quiet that I have missed emergency vehicles in the city traffic until they were almost right on me. I have found mine to be the quietest car I have ever owned. I have to look at the tachometer to make sure the engine is running on those occasions when I can't remember if I've started the engine or not.
#23 of 24 Amanti gas mileage
Apr 20, 2007 (9:08 pm)
Don't drive much on the highway but short 50 mile trips on the Intrestate avering 72 mph have shown 28 mpg on the trip computer. Around town has averaged 20. I have replaced the original fill oil with Mobil 1, 5 W20 Full Synthetic recently and see about 2 mpg increase. Have read that a permanent K&N air filter will also improve mileage numbers but I don't believe one is yet offered for the '07. I strongly agree with "pahefner" that this car is incredibly quiet. I have experienced the same situation with emergency vehicles. Hey don't buy a truly great luxury car like this if you're worried about gas mileage, get a Civic and when you are drving it and see an '07 Amanti pass, you will wish you were pulling into the gas station to fill that puppy up.
I didn't spen but a brief 10 min. with the Azera but it was just a general feeling that the Amanti had more room. Also, the seats in the Amanti are the most comfortable of any car I have ever driven, including a friend's big Caddy.