Toyota Corolla Vs Hyundai Elantra

Toyota Corolla is known for its economic characteristics and best-built quality. On the other hand, Hyundai launched their all-new Elantra. Both cars offer top-notch features. However, the winner can be one. Which one is that? Below we’ve written a complete comparison of Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra:

The Corolla doesn’t require any introduction, particularly for a mid-range sedan user. The most selling and the oldest car still being produced in the world. Every year, Toyota sells about 10+ million units of Corolla, making it the #1 selling car in the world.

Hyundai is already known for making mid-size sedans with standard features. They launched their all-new  Hyundai Elantra to compete with the Toyota Corolla. On paper, the Elantra seems to have better components than Corolla, but still, Elantra can never snatch the crown of the most selling car from the Corolla.

Engine and Performance

On the engine side, Elantra seems to win this game. Toyota Corolla offers a 1.8 liter Toyota’s signature VVT-i engine capable of producing about 139 HP. The engine of the Corolla isn’t powerful or even regular. You might feel the sluggish performance and underpower in the high acceleration.

On the other hand, Elantra offers a 2.0 liter DOHC Naturally Aspirated engine capable of producing about 146 HP. Elantra’s engine is also not that good but will not give you sluggish and underpowered performance. 

Features and Technology

Both cars offer a 7″ touch screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth 5.0,  power steering, and digital climate control. However, the Elantra takes the edge by offering a telescopic steering wheel, heated seats, and rear seat AC vents that Corolla doesn’t offer. Moreover, the Elantra offers an electronic parking brake, while Corolla is still stuck on the old-school manual brake lever that makes a sound.

The power variant of Corolla offers all these features, but that comes at an extra cost. On the other hand, Elantra offers all these features on their base variant at a lower price.


On the safety side, it’s controversial. The Corolla takes the edge by offering ten airbags and a 5/5 safety rating from NHTSA in 2019.

On the other hand, Elantra takes the edge by offering VSA, Anti-collision sensors, parking assistance, and lane assist features. But, Elantra isn’t treated by the NHTSA.

On a personal note, Corolla is rated by the NHTSA and is standardized by a well-known safety standard company, so Corolla is the winner if you want to go with a test and authentication of the safety.

Ride Quality and Experience 

On the ride quality, Corolla is the clear winner, and it’s also the reason for most selling car badges. Toyota Corolla has one of the most comfortable ride qualities compared to any other mid-size sedan in the market. Moreover, the overall maneuverability of the car is excellent, and handling is superior.

On the Elantra side, it’s also not bad. The overall driving quality is good, but not as good as the Toyota Corolla.

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