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2014 Toyota Corolla vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Corolla than the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Corolla, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Corolla will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Sonata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Corolla is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Toyota Corolla is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Sonata, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Toyota Corolla has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Sonata, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Sonata. The Toyota Corolla has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Sonata, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Corolla is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.

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2014 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*: $16,800 - $21,300

2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $28,575
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City MPG: 28 - 30 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 37 - 42 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas), Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,876 - $19,722 $20,295 - $26,846

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