2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. Its Competition

2023 Hyundai Elantra image
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Small car competition has dwindled recently, but what’s available is good.

The Civic is available in hatchback and sedan body styles with good space inside.

The Corolla offers an available hybrid powertrain capable of 53 mpg.

The stylish Mazda 3 offers a rare all-wheel-drive hatchback.

The Jetta is comparatively conservative but spacious and the Sentra is modestly fun to drive, although it’s built to a price.

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Quick Specs
The 2023 Hyundai Elantra earns its styling stripes and soaring hybrid fuel economy, then lets us down with a drab cabin.
More power and more efficiency, as well as better safety and multimedia systems, enhance the refreshed 2023 Toyota Corolla.
The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains.
The 2022 Mazda 3 makes a play for upscale compact-car buyers with a rich interior and cut-above handling.
The 2022 Nissan Sentra uncovers a cache of refinement in its sleek shape and refined ride.
The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta packs more standard features for a better compact car value.
MSRP From     
$20,500Coming Soon$22,550$21,150$19,950$20,365
Gas Mileage     
28 MPG City / 56 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsN/AMidsize CarsCompact CarsMidsize CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
Front Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
CVT w/ODN/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Honda Civic2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Mazda MAZDA32023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Nissan Sentra2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta