Which Sedan to Drive: 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

Specs at a Glance

2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Hyundai Elantra

Warranty

  5yr / 60,000 mi.

Engine

  2.0L


2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Toyota Corolla

Warranty

  3yr / 36,000 mi.

Engine

  1.8L

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

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The 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Toyota Corolla are quite similar competitors in the mid-sized sedan category. The Hyundai Elantra, as well as the Toyota Corolla, have undergone multiple redesigning projects; moreover, their 2018 models have come out with quite impressive upgrades when compared to their original models. Furthermore, there are drivers who would rather drive a Hyundai Elantra, however, there some drivers who firmly stand by the Toyota Corolla. After performing a detailed analysis and comparison of these Asian sedans, it can be affirmed that the Hyundai Elantra is the greatest choice with an overall superior set of qualities and performance levels because of key reasons, which we will cover in detail moving forward.

Warranty

One of the points that shows how good a vehicle it is by having a good overall warranty. The longer period a warranty covers a car. The more confidence an automaker has in its vehicle reflects that it will probably require very little work to be done on it. The Hyundai Elantra has a 5-year basic warranty, a 10-year drivetrain warranty, and a 5-year roadside assistance warranty. Not only do the Hyundai Elantra’s warranties exceed every single one of the Toyota Corolla’s warranties by 2 years for its basic warranty, 5 years for its drivetrain warranty, and 3 years for its roadside assistance warranty. Hyundai offers one of the highest warranties in the USA, so, simply put, Hyundai vehicles are expected to last.

Engine

In this category, we analyzed the largest motor sized versions of each sedan. The Hyundai Elantra features a 2.0L 4cyl motor and the Toyota Corolla has a 1.8L 4cyl motor. The Hyundai Elantra in its largest motor size version is able to produce more horsepower than all the Toyota Corolla’s models, since the Hyundai Elantra features 147 SAE Net Horsepower @ 6200 RPM, while the Toyota Corolla has a lower horsepower output measured at 132 SAE Net Horsepower @ 6000 RPM. Additionally, the Hyundai Elantra features extra torque measured at 132 SAE Net Torque @ 4500 RPM, while the Toyota Corolla comes very close with 128 SAE Net Torque @ 4400 RPM.

Fuel Economy and Range

In this category, we took a close look at the largest motor sized versions of these two sedans. The Toyota Corolla is available with a 1.8 L motor and the Hyundai Elantra is available with smaller motor sizes, but we will compare the largest motor size available of 2.0L, which would naturally put it at a disadvantage. Despite the natural disadvantage of a larger motor displacement when achieving good fuel economy, Hyundai Elantra takes the lead with better fuel economy when on the highway or when driving in the city. The Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla feature the same 28 miles per gallon when driving in the city. Now, when looking at highway miles, the Hyundai Elantra takes the lead with an impressive 37 miles per gallon, while the Toyota Corolla only reaches a moderate 35 miles per gallon. The Hyundai Elantra’s fuel economy is taken even further with its larger 14-gallon tank, which achieves 392 miles in the city or 518 miles on the highway, thus, surpassing the Toyota Corollas city range of 370 miles and 462 miles on the highway.

You definitely must drop by our Hyundai Dealership and take the Hyundai Elantra for an enjoyable test drive so you can see for yourself why it is the best overall mid-sized sedan to drive. The Hyundai Elantra also features many other advantages in addition to its great warranty, larger motor, unexpected superior fuel economy and great driving range. If you just cannot wait to be the next confident Hyundai Elantra owner, you will definitely find yours here!