Compare 2012 Toyota Corolla vs 2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 Toyota Corolla
2012 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual L 27 34 $15,243 $16,130
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 26 34 $16,027 $16,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $16,570 $17,910
4-Door Sedan Manual S 27 34 $16,674 $17,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $17,439 $18,820
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,918 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Limited PZEV 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,243
$14,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,130
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$269 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who want frugal, trouble-free transportation but have no want of excitement, the 2012 Toyota Corolla fits the bill. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 33.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
43.9 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 95.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 14.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Steering Type
Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2734 2661
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 2.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.25
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.77
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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