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2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $23,550 to $28,100
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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

MSRP*: $23,600
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Invoice* $22,622 to $26,990 $21,851
MPG - City 49 MPG 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 52 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.2 ft3 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 104 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 HEV than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Hyundai Elantra HEV will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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

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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Elantra HEV or the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 HEV and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra HEV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra HEV is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra HEV transmits a bit more 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 HEV and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV than that of the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.