Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra

With roughly two dozen compact car offerings on the market, motorists near Bensalem, Philadelphia, and Trevose may want some help narrowing their options. That’s why we at Faulkner Toyota Trevose have put together this 2018 Toyota Corolla vs. 2018 Hyundai Elantra car comparison.

Small cars like the Corolla and Elantra are known for their reliability and efficiency—but which is the better choice for you? The information in this article will help you decide. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us!


Corolla vs Elantra: Safety Features

When you get behind the wheel of a small car, you want to know it’s equipped to keep you safe and secure in a big way. The Corolla, with its NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, and the 2018 Elantra, with its IIHS 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, are well-engineered to reduce risk of injury in a wide range of crash scenarios.

However, standard Toyota Safety Sense™ in the Corolla gives it an advantage when it comes to accident prevention. This suite of driver-assist features offers Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist. While those features are available in the Elantra, you won’t get them standard as in the Corolla.

More Advanced Technology Features

To help you stay connected, the standard Entune™ infotainment system in the Toyota Corolla comes well equipped. Its 6.1-inch touchscreen includes Bluetooth® as well as Siri® Eyes Free, letting you operate your system (and connected mobile device) via voice command, all with your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

The Hyundai Elantra, meanwhile, offers no standard infotainment system. While its optional system rivals the upgraded Entune™ system, you’ll find hardly any features in the base Elantra trim. There’s no natural language commands or touchscreen, leaving you with just Bluetooth® and AM/FM radio.

If you’re looking to make these small cars feel bigger, you’ll appreciate that both offer optional moonroofs. Just slide the glass panel open and let in the fresh air and natural light whenever you need to rejuvenate and refresh your ride.

A Comfy Cabin: Interior Dimensions

There’s no doubt about it: The 2018 Corolla and Elantra are made for tall drivers. With well over 42 inches of front-row legroom in both rides, you’ll have plenty of room to stretch your legs and stay limber on long rides. Plus, standard 6-way adjustable driver’s seats will help you find the perfect seating position.

While the Elantra’s 35.7 inches of rear legroom may be spacious enough for the average-sized adult, the Corolla’s 41.4 inches of rear legroom makes it a far more relaxing place to find oneself for a long drive. That’s nearly a 6-inch gap between the cars, and riders of all shapes and sizes will notice the difference.

Learn more about the Toyota Corolla in our detailed vehicle review!

2018 Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra: And the Winner is…

Choosing from two evenly matched compact cars can be difficult. As our Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra car comparison shows, each of these vehicles has something to offer Bensalem, Philadelphia, and Trevose drivers.

If you prioritize more standard technology and safety features, as well as rear legroom, you may like what the Corolla has to offer. Schedule a test drive at Faulkner Toyota Trevose and learn for yourself!