Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla

 

Many drivers look to sleek sedans to make their drive near Columbia, Lexington, or Irmo more efficient. If you're searching for such a car, you may find this Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla comparison very helpful.

In it, our team at Peacock Hyundai Columbia wants to show you how these midsize vehicles match up in terms of features and capabilities. We hope it helps you choose between the two. Feel free to contact us to learn more!

2018 Elantra vs Corolla: Performance Specs

Under the hood of the 2018 Corolla, you'll find a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that produces 132 horsepower for most trim levels. That's enough power to move this car from Point A to Point B, but if you want a little more acceleration, you'll like the engine(s) you find in the 2018 Elantra.

Its base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder with 147 horsepower on tap, which is already a slight improvement over the Corolla. However, the Elantra also has a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder available on its Sport trim, with a massive 201-horsepower output-far more than the Corolla can offer.

With either vehicle, you'll see excellent fuel economy. The Corolla LE Eco trim offers an EPA-estimated 30 city and 40 highway MPG, which'll have you going a long way without stops to refuel. The Elantra Eco trim is on the same level, with an EPA-estimated 32 city and 40 highway MPG.

Cargo Space: Bring More Along for the Ride

Whether you have a road trip ahead of you or a weekend away, you'll want to know your compact car has plenty of space for everything you need to bring. The Toyota Corolla makes a solid showing, with 13 cubic feet of cargo volume available. However, the Hyundai Elantra fares even better, with 14.4 cubic feet for all your things.

Both vehicles offer split-folding rear seats to help you configure your people-to-cargo ratio however you like it. You can fit even more of your gear in the trunk this way-especially longer items. One feature that the Elantra (but not the Corolla) offers is an available hands-free trunk lid, so you can access your trunk when your hands are full.

A Cabin Fit for Comfort

The 2018 Elantra and Corolla both seat five passengers comfortably. You'll find conveniences like power-adjustable driver's seats for custom comfort, as well as available heated front seats to help you warm up when the winter months roll around.

While both cars offer standard cloth seating, only the Elantra has leather seats available. They're easy to clean when a spill occurs since leather won't absorb liquid, and they'll lend your ride a premium feel. The Corolla does offer available SofTex® synthetic leather seats, but they're no replacement for the real thing.

Another difference? The Elantra is alone in providing optional heated rear seats. On those (thankfully few) cold days in central South Carolina, backseat riders deserve some comfort, too!

Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla: Choose Your Compact Car

So, now that you've read our car comparison, which compact vehicle seems like a better fit for you? Judging in a Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla matchup is difficult, as both sedans offer so many useful and similar features.

However, if you want more power under the hood, more cargo space, and more luxurious seating options, the Elantra may be just what you're looking for. If you live near Columbia, Lexington, or Irmo, schedule a test drive at Peacock Hyundai Columbia and find out for yourself!

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