In comparing the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2020 Toyota Corolla's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. The 2020 Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2020 Toyota Corolla's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA is a better car than the 2020 Toyota Corolla.
2020 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Pricing
A used 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA ranges from $14,993 to $21,994 while a used 2020 Toyota Corolla is priced between $16,500 to $24,994.
2020 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA loses 41.1 percent of its value and the 2020 Toyota Corolla loses 32.8 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Toyota Corolla retains 8.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA.
2020 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 8.1 out of 10 while the Toyota Corolla's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai ELANTRA being ranked 12 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Toyota Corolla being ranked 4 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Hyundai ELANTRA is ranked 17 and the Toyota Corolla is ranked 6.
2020 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 7.8 out of 10. For the Toyota Corolla the reliability rating is 8.7 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Corolla a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Hyundai ELANTRA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2020 Toyota Corolla base engine makes 139 horsepower. The ELANTRA is rated to deliver an average of 35 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 574 miles. The Corolla is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 502 miles. This gives the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Toyota Corolla. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2020 Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2020 Toyota Corolla has higher safety ratings than the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.64 out of 5 Stars.