Compare 2010 Hyundai Elantra vs 2009 Toyota Corolla

2010 Hyundai Elantra
2009 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan Manual Blue
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Blue 26 35 $13,758 $14,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE PZEV 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
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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
$13,758
$14,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,145
$15,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$236 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Hyundai Elantra remains a perfectly competent and spacious—if slightly boring—sedan, while the Touring wagon gets a more exciting personality. 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
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 92.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 16.6
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 -
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/65R15
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)
2723 2723
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front 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)
90 - 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
MPI EFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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)
0.84 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.79
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 8

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