Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra
When you imagine yourself zipping arounds the streets or Doral, Hialeah, Miami, or Kendall, which sporty sedan do you see yourself in: the 2018 Toyota Corolla or the Hyundai Elantra?
To determine which best suits your tastes and needs, you may want to check out this comparison by the Doral Toyota team. We’ll break down the highlights of each to help you decide!
Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra: Fuel Economy
With gas prices constantly fluctuating, fuel economy is a major concern for most drivers (and understandably so). This is one area where the Toyota Corolla comes out of the gate with an obvious edge.
While each car comes standard with a 4-cylinder engine, the Corolla also features a Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and shift mode (CVTi-S). The shorter gear ratios and smooth performance of the CVTi-S helps the Corolla to maintain an EPA-estimated 32 MPG combined.1
The Hyundai Elantra doesn’t offer a CVT option. As a matter of fact, it comes standard with a manual transmission. While this may offer a sense of control for some drivers, its clumsier gear ratios knock down standard fuel economy to an EPA-estimate 29 MPG combined.
Interior Comfort & Convenience
One of the most important factors in any sedan is interior space, and you’ll find plenty in both of these. However, in terms of sheer room to move, the Corolla bests the Elantra with 97.5 to 95.8 cubic feet of total passenger volume.
The Corolla also includes a pretty substantial infotainment package in its standard trim level. Entune™ Audio comes with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and music streaming, and Siri® Eyes Free for hands-free texting.
The Elantra only offers Bluetooth® as standard technology in its automatic transmission model, so an upgrade will be required. The touchscreen system and mobile integrations will require a costly upgrade, as well.
Corolla & Elantra Safety
The most important feature in any sedan is safety, and these sedans offer it in varying degrees. The Elantra comes standard with a few driver assistance features that you may find appealing, like a rearview camera and the driver’s blind spot mirror, but the Corolla offers so much more.
With the Corolla, you’ll find the Toyota Safety Sense™-P system standard on all trims. This comes with features like:
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Automatic High Beams
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Instead of scanning for just other vehicles and large objects, TSS-P can also scan for pedestrians, offering better collision prediction. To get comparable features in the Elantra, you’d have to upgrade all the way to the highest trim level.
2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra
While the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Elantra do have some commonalities, the Corolla just seems to offer so much more in its standard package.
Come down to Doral Toyota to see for yourself and find out if you’ll be happy driving it around the Doral, Kendall, Miami, and Hialeah areas. Contact us and schedule your test drive today!
1 2018 EPA-estimated 28 city/36 highway/32 combined mpg for Camry L, available Fall 2017. Actual mileage may vary.
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