While both the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla are very popular in the compact sedan segment, Toyota has its hands full trying to keep up with the outstanding 2020 Hyundai Elantra and all it has to offer. From great styling to exceptional fuel efficiency, it's a tough one to beat.
We invite you to decide for yourself, by scheduling a fun test drive behind the wheel of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, right here in Orangeville at Orangeville Hyundai. Put all its great features to the test and discover just how capable and enjoyable to drive the Elantra can be.
We've done the legwork for you. Here is a side by side comparison of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs the Toyota Corolla:
First impressions: The Elantra's overall first impression is sporty, its striking LED lighting and sharp-looking 17-inch alloy wheels make it a standout in any crowd. The Corolla looks just like any little econobox sedan should, although there are optional extras available to dress it up and improve its styling.
Under the Hood: All 2020 Hyundai Elantra models are equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, each delivering 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The Corolla comes standard with a 139-horsepower, 1.8L 4-cylinder, with some upgraded models receiving a 2.0L. Both cars come with manual transmission or automatic transmission options.
Choice: You'll find plenty of choice with both cars, as numerous trims are available. On the Elantra, each trim boasts an ever-increasing list of features, while the Corolla's higher-level trims add more capability, comforts, and conveniences.
Space: Both the Elantra and the Corolla offer comfortable seating for 5, however, the Elantra feels much bigger than it is when you are inside the cabin, and it is a little roomier in the rear. Trunk space in both vehicles is generous, and split rear seats fold down, making it easy to haul larger or oddly shaped items when you need to.
Comforts: The Elantra's fully furnished cabin is loaded with not just the essentials, but also the extras you want. Recently redesigned, the interior is ergonomically friendly, with everything positioned perfectly. Heated seats come standard, and heated rear seats are available as an option. The Corolla offers much of the same, although at a higher price.
Conveniences: Hyundai is well known for stuffing its vehicles with a long list of conveniences as standard features, and the Elantra is no exception. The Corolla also offers plenty of gadgets and gizmos, but you'll pay more for most of them.
Infotainment: Hyundai has made sure you won't miss a thing while on the road, thanks to a great infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay & Android Auto smartphone integration, large touch-screen displays and even wireless charging. Toyota has recently upgraded its connectivity features on the Corolla, which now comes with App Suite Connect and Apple CarPlay. Android Auto is not available. Toyota Connected Services and wireless charging are also now available as options.
Safety: From its advanced high-strength steel Superstructure to a package of cutting-edge driver assistance systems, the Elantra is loaded with safety features. You'll breathe a little easier knowing you're protected by exceptional technology that includes Blind Spot Collision Warning, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning and so much more. Most models come with at least some driver assistance systems. All models of the Corolla come with at least a couple of driver assistance systems.
Fuel Economy: Sipping as little as 7.8/5.6/6.8 L/100 km (city/highway/combined), the Elantra will save you a bundle at the pump. The Corolla uses about the same, so both are great options for reducing emissions.
Pricing: Starting as low as $18,959, the Hyundai Elantra is hands down the better deal, while the Corolla's starting price is several thousands of dollars higher.
Warranty: Hyundai's warranty in Canada covers the Elantra for a whopping 5 years or 100,000 km, compared to the Corolla's 3-year, 60,000 km coverage.
Final Thoughts: In our comparison of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs the Toyota Corolla, the Elantra comes out on top. All models are nicely equipped, affordable and fuel-efficient. Whether you're simply seeking the essentials or prefer a long list of extras to make your drive more comfortable and convenient, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra has it all, at a price that can't be beat.
If you would like to put the 2020 Hyundai Elantra to your own test, schedule a test drive at Orangeville Hyundai, located right here in Orangeville. During your visit, speak with a team member to learn about current specials and financing deals, to save even more! With so much to offer at a great price, you're going to love this little sedan. During your visit, be sure to ask about the latest offers and financing deals now available to help you save even more on this new car.