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2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $19,650 to $25,450
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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

MSRP*: $23,600
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Invoice* $19,075 to $24,446 $21,851
MPG - City 25 - 33 MPG 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 43 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.2 ft3 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 96 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 182.3 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 70.1 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Corolla Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Elantra, 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). The Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. 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 Elantra and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra is much wider than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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

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