2011 Hyundai
Azera Limited
vs. 2011 Lincoln
MKS

2011 Hyundai Azera Limited

9.9

starting from

$30,870

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Azera Limited

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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More airbags
6
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Folding rear seats
Standard
2011 Lincoln MKS

9.6

Runner-up

Lincoln MKS

starting from

$42,375
"Good power and fuel economy from the turbocharged V6."
edmunds.com | talking about the MKS's performance
"Has the potential to battle for the hearts and minds of luxury car buyers."
edmunds.com | talking about the MKS's external styling

Reasons to buy the Lincoln MKS

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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Entertainment system
Optional
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More cupholders
6
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Premium radio
Standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Winner: Azera Limited
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Azera Limited's standard sun roof
Cost 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Winner: Azera Limited
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  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 5 year vs 4 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 10,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • The best price we've seen is $11,505 cheaper (around 30% less), $30,870 vs $42,375
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Winner: Azera Limited
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  • The Azera Limited can go more than 10% faster than the MKS , 148 mph vs 134 mph
  • Almost the same, 0.76 g vs 0.75 g
  • Almost the same, 7.2 seconds vs 7.5 seconds
Performance 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • The MKS comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Azera Limited
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Winner: Azera Limited
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  • The Azera Limited's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the MKS
  • A single tank lasts around 20% longer, 535 miles vs 456 miles
  • Almost the same, 58.9 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Winner: Azera Limited
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  • The Azera Limited has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 6 vs 5
Entertainment System 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the MKS ; but it's not available at all on the Azera Limited
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the MKS 's satellite radio; in the Azera Limited, too, but it'll cost
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 9.9 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

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Azera Limited
2011 Hyundai Azera Limited
2011 Lincoln MKS Lincoln
MKS
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Azera Limited'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 Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Cost

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Azera Limited
2011 Hyundai Azera Limited
2011 Lincoln MKS Lincoln
MKS
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MSRP $30,870 vs $42,375 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 17 mpg The Azera Limited has OK city mileage, while the MKS is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Azera Limited in particular is extraordinary
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 4 year Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Azera Limited in particular is extraordinary

Road Tests

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Azera Limited
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MKS
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0-60 mph 7.2 seconds vs 7.5 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 140 ft vs 139 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 15.6 s @ 94 mph vs 15.4 s @ 90 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.75 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed 148 mph vs 134 mph The Azera Limited can hit high speeds, but the MKS cannot

Performance

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Azera Limited
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2011 Lincoln MKS Lincoln
MKS
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Horsepower 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 270 HP @ 6,250 RPM Average power
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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 Standard The MKS comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Azera Limited
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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 12.7 lb/hp vs 15.4 lb/hp The Azera Limited is a sporty car, while the MKS is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 39.7 ft The Azera Limited is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the MKS is quite bad

Practicality

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Azera Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 535 miles vs 456 miles The Azera Limited has good highway range and the MKS is reasonable
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Cargo space 16.6 ft3 vs 18.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 58.9 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3 Both have roomy front seats, however the Azera Limited in particular is spacious
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Azera Limited's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the MKS
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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 Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 6 The MKS has a good number of cupholders, but the Azera Limited is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Azera Limited
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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 6 vs 5 The Azera Limited has a good number of airbags, but the MKS is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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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

Entertainment System

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Azera Limited
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MKS
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The Azera Limited has more speakers, but the MKS has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the MKS 's satellite radio; in the Azera Limited, too, but it'll cost
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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 Yes The Azera Limited has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the MKS ; but it's not available at all on the Azera Limited

Crash Test Ratings

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Azera Limited
2011 Hyundai Azera Limited
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MKS
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Hyundai Azera GLS 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Azera GLS vs Genesis 3.8
2011 Hyundai Azera GLS 2011 Kia Optima SX Azera GLS vs Optima SX
2011 Hyundai Azera GLS 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Azera GLS vs Equus Signature
2011 Hyundai Azera Limited 2012 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium Azera Limited vs Passat V6 SEL Premium
2011 Hyundai Azera GLS 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Azera GLS vs Santa Fe Limited
2011 Lincoln MKS 2012 Lincoln MKZ MKS vs MKZ
2011 Lincoln MKS Ecoboost 2011 Ford Taurus SHO MKS Ecoboost vs Taurus SHO
2011 Lincoln MKS 2012 Buick LaCrosse MKS vs LaCrosse
2011 Lincoln MKS Ecoboost 2011 Chrysler 300 300C MKS Ecoboost vs 300 300C
2011 Lincoln MKS 2011 Cadillac DTS MKS vs DTS

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