Compare 2008 Hyundai Elantra vs 2009 Toyota Corolla

2008 Hyundai Elantra
2009 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 33 $13,592 $13,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $16,004 $16,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,592
$14,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,970
$15,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice. The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 92.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 16.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2751 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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