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2021 Toyota Corolla vs. Its Competition

2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Even a few years into its current design, the Honda Civic is a wise choice thanks to its wide range of engines and body styles.

The Mazda 3 is hampered in hatchback form by a thick roof pillar, but handles well and adds a turbo-4 this year.

The VW Jetta has a spacious interior with a refined engine and a strong warranty.

Hyundai's Elantra remains a good choice for its value and refinement, but a new one’s on the way later this year.

The similar Kia Forte has a handsome shape and excellent warranty coverage, too.

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Quick Specs
With the 2021 Corolla, Toyota has almost excised all the bland from its diet.
The 2021 Honda Civic doesn’t let social responsibility get in the way of a good time.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan is hardly small anymore: It has big style, big available tech, and big range from a hybrid powertrain.
The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a no-frills compact with good value. Saving money never goes out of style.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4N/AN/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsN/AN/AMid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
L CVT (SE)N/AN/AFE Manual2.0 FWDS Manual
Front Wheel DriveN/AN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
CVT w/ODN/AN/AManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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