Elantra vs Corolla

US News and World Report recently compared the 2018 Hyundai Elantra to the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2018 Elantra was the clear winner.

Why? Let’s take a closer look at the comparison and why the Elantra is the best choice.
Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla
Pricing $16,950 $18,550
Reliability 5 Years/60,000 Miles 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Seat Comfort
Cargo Space 14.4 cu. ft. 13 cu. ft.
Interior Quality
Interior Features
Acceleration 147hp 132hp
Fuel Economy 37 MPG HWY 36 MPG HWY
Ride & Handling
Safety
Overall
Continue reading for more details.



Pricing

Winner: Elantra

The Elantra was the clear winner over the Corolla with a base model starting at $16,950 versus Corolla at $18,550. Regardless, of which two models you match up, the Elantra was the clear winner.

*O.A.C. $1,999 cash due at signing. 36 month term, 10,000 miles per year. Payment includes tax, title, license, negotiable doc fee $150, and acquisition fee. $8,783.00 residual. MSRP $19,095, $4,000 lease cash, $1,112.76 dealer discount, $13,982.24 final sales price. Offer based on stock #18297.

Reliability

Winner: Elantra

The Elantra beats the Corolla here too. While both vehicles score similarly with 4.5 out of 5 and are the most reliable vehicles in the class, the Elantra’s 5 year/60,000 miles warranty with 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty almost double the Corolla’s warranty (3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty and a five year 60,000 mile powertrain).

Seat Comfort

Winner: Tie

According to US News, “You’ll find comfortable and supportive seats no matter which of these cars you choose. However, the Corolla’s optional sport seats might be too narrow for some people, due to the large, firm side bolsters.”

Cargo Space

Winner: Elantra

The Hyundai wins again with 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space versus the Corolla at only 13.3. Looking at the hatchback versions? Again, the Elantra’s cargo space surpasses the Corolla at 24.9 versus 21 cubic feet.

Interior Quality

Winner: Elantra

The Elantra wins again with “a thoughtful layout finished in high quality materials” according to US News.

Interior Features

Winner: Corolla

The Corolla took this category. The reviewers liked the Corolla’s standard touch screen display which is extra on the Elantra.

Acceleration

Winner: Elantra

Even in the base model, the Elantra has more power and quicker acceleration than the Corolla.

Fuel Economy

Winner: Elantra

Even with a quicker and more powerful engine, the Elantra got slightly better gas mileage than the Corolla.

Ride & Handling

Winner: Elantra

“Thanks to better agility and a smoother ride” Elantra again was chosen by US News as the winner.

Safety

Winner: Corolla

Both models earned the Insurance Institute for Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ rating but the Corolla was chosen over the Elantra for its 5 star NHTSA rating while the Elantra had yet to be tested at the time of the article.

Overall

Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla
Pricing
Reliability
Seat Comfort
Cargo Space
Interior Quality
Interior Features
Acceleration
Fuel Economy
Ride & Handling
Safety
Overall

Winner: Elantra

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra was the clear winner by what US News called “a clear margin”



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