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2008 Hyundai Elantra

2009 Toyota Corolla

  2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2009 Toyota Corolla
MSRP
$13,970
$15,350
Invoice $13,592 $14,352
MPG
City/Highway
24/33 22/35
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice. Read Full Review The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Very roomy interior, with adult-worthy back-seat space
  • Huge trunk
  • Responsive acceleration, even with automatic
  • Respectable fuel economy ratings

Dislikes:

  • Conservative exterior styling plays it too safe
  • Doesn’t feel as sporty as other small cars
  • Engine noise can be prominent when accelerating

Likes:

  • Quieter than before
  • More comfortable than outgoing version
  • XRS edition is reasonably sporty
  • High assembly quality
  • Enviable reputation for reliability

Dislikes:

  • Cheap interior on base models
  • Cabin very tight for five adults
  • Dull-looking
  • Four-speed automatic on most models
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