Compare 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Toyota Corolla
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ECO 1.4T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO 1.4T DCT 32 40 $19,928 $20,650
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic PZEV 29 38 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic PZEV 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Manual 26 36 $16,621 $17,150
Elantra Sport 1.6T Automatic 26 33 $21,799 $22,750
Elantra Sport 1.6T Manual 22 30 $20,765 $21,650
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $19,550 $20,250
Elantra GT Automatic 24 32 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT Manual 24 32 $18,121 $18,800
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50th Anniversary Special Edition CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition CVT 28 35 $20,278 $21,900
Corolla L CVT 28 36 $17,484 $18,500
Corolla LE CVT 28 36 $17,532 $18,935
Corolla LE Eco CVT 30 40 $17,903 $19,335
Corolla LE Eco w/Package 1 CVT 29 38 $17,903 $19,335
Corolla SE CVT 28 35 $18,930 $20,445
Corolla SE Manual 27 35 $20,059 $21,665
Corolla XLE CVT 28 36 $20,208 $21,825
Corolla XSE CVT 28 35 $21,000 $22,680
Corolla iM CVT 28 36 $18,045 $19,490
Corolla iM Manual 27 35 $17,361 $18,750

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

It's true that economy cars are no longer boring. They haven't all caught up with the taste of today's buyers or with the times, though.

The latest Toyota Corolla has taken a leap, in both design and features. Has it advanced enough to tackle one of the most expressive compact sedans you can buy--the Hyundai Elantra?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,928
$20,278
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,650
$21,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
We miss the brash, buzzy looks, for sure—but the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is now one of the most refined economy cars on the road. The 2017 Toyota Corolla takes a well-deserved bow this year for 50 years of drama-free commuting. This model is entirely acceptable, and we're thankful for an available suite of advanced safety tech.
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 97.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 41.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.9 183.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.4 35.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2885
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 1400 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 5500 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 28
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.81 2.48 - 0.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.76
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 -
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.10 2.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.7
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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