Compare 2009 Toyota Corolla vs 2008 Hyundai Elantra

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

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