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2021 Hyundai Accent vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Review

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2021 Hyundai

MSRP*: $15,395 to $19,500
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2021 Toyota

MSRP*: $20,025 to $28,310
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Invoice* $15,024 to $18,929 $18,923 to $26,214
MPG - City 29 - 33 MPG 29 - 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 39 - 41 MPG 36 - 40 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.7 ft3 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual, Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 120 hp 139 - 169 hp
Exterior Length 172.6 in 182.3 - 182.5 in
Exterior Width 68.1 in 70.1 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 38.0 - 38.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Hyundai Accent than in the Toyota Corolla, due to the Hyundai Accent's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla, the Hyundai Accent may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Accent as you will with the Toyota Corolla, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Accent is clearly a better financial choice over the Toyota Corolla. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Accent and the Toyota Corolla have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Hyundai Accent is much slimmer than the Toyota Corolla, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Hyundai Accent, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Corolla.

The Hyundai Accent has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Corolla, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

The Hyundai Accent has less horsepower than the Toyota Corolla, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

With its lower torque, the Hyundai Accent doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Corolla.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Accent and the Toyota Corolla. The Hyundai Accent has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Accent than that of the Toyota Corolla.