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Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla Hatchback

In comparing the Hyundai Elantra to the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, the Hyundai Elantra has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Toyota Corolla Hatchback has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Elantra versus the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, the Hyundai Elantra is a better car than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

Hyundai Elantra versus Toyota Corolla Hatchback Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Elantra ranges from $16,418 to $23,988 while a used Toyota Corolla Hatchback from the same model year range is priced between $19,991 to $27,991. For a new model, the Hyundai Elantra's price is between $20,777 and $27,061, with the Toyota Corolla Hatchback priced between $22,297 and $27,905.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Elantra’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback base engine makes 168 horsepower. The Elantra is rated to deliver an average of 37 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 521 miles. The Corolla Hatchback is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 475 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and trunk space. The Hyundai Elantra has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

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2023 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$20,777 - $27,061

Used Asking Price:

$16,418 - $23,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,297 - $27,905

Used Asking Price:

$19,991 - $27,991

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

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11 / 51
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Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Limited, N Line, SE, SEL

Trim Levels

SE, XSE, SE Nightshade Edition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.04 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

132 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

168 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

151 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 42 / 37

Range (city/hwy):

409 / 521 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 36 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 475 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

14.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

29.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

17.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

102.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2725 lbs

Width:

71.9 inches

Height:

55.7 inches

Length:

184.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3060 lbs

Width:

70.5 inches

Height:

57.1 inches

Length:

172 inches

Wheelbase:

103.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

195/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

205/55R16