2011 Hyundai
Azera GLS
vs. 2011 Hyundai
Equus Signature

2011 Hyundai Equus Signature

9.9

starting from

$58,900
"Good for 385 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque."
auto123.com | talking about the Equus's engine
"Good quality."
auto123.com | talking about the Equus's transmission

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Equus Signature

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Rear air conditioning
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Entertainment system
Standard
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Navigation system
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More speakers
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2011 Hyundai Azera GLS

9.1

Runner-up

Hyundai Azera GLS

starting from

$26,270

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Azera GLS

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Very inexpensive
$26,270
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Good range in the city
396 miles
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Average highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Good range on the highway
554 miles
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Winner: Equus Signature
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  • The Equus Signature has 11 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 17 vs 6
  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Equus Signature; no amount of money can buy it on the Azera GLS
  • The Equus Signature's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Winner: Equus Signature
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Equus Signature's standard sun roof
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Equus Signature
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Winner: Equus Signature
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  • You won't find this in the Azera GLS, but the Equus Signature's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • Almost the same, 59.7 ft3 vs 58.9 ft3
Cost 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Azera GLS Winner: Azera GLS
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  • The best price we've seen is $32,630 cheaper (2.2x less), $26,270 vs $58,900
  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 20 mpg vs 16 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Winner: Equus Signature
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  • The Equus Signature has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 7 vs 6
Performance 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Winner: Equus Signature
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  • Around 50% more powerful, 378 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 260 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Rear-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • The Equus Signature's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 11.8 lb/hp vs 13.8 lb/hp
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.9 vs 9.1

Entertainment System

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Equus Signature
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Azera GLS
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Number of speakers 17 vs 6 The Equus Signature has an extraordinary amount of speakers, but the Azera GLS has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Equus Signature's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Azera GLS does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Equus Signature's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Equus Signature has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Equus Signature; no amount of money can buy it on the Azera GLS

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Equus Signature's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Equus Signature

Practicality

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Equus Signature
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 487 miles vs 554 miles The Azera GLS has good highway range and the Equus Signature is reasonable
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Cargo space 16.7 ft3 vs 16.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 59.7 ft3 vs 58.9 ft3 Very roomy front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Azera GLS, but the Equus Signature's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Equus Signature
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MSRP $58,900 vs $26,270 The Azera GLS has a reasonable price, while the Equus Signature is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 20 mpg The Azera GLS has OK city mileage, while the Equus Signature is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Fantastic basic warranty
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 5 year Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Equus Signature
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 7 vs 6 Both have a good number of airbags for safety but the Equus Signature is particularly good (including Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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Equus Signature
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Horsepower 378 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 260 HP @ 6,200 RPM The Equus Signature is fairly powerful, but the Azera GLS is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 11.8 lb/hp vs 13.8 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Equus Signature has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.6 ft vs 37.4 ft The Azera GLS is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Equus Signature is quite bad

Crash Test Ratings

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Equus Signature
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Equus Signature
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Azera GLS
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0-60 mph 6.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 122 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 14.8 s @ 97 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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