If you’re looking for a new compact car, then you more than likely have narrowed it down to the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Both vehicles offer very reasonable pricing, equipment, and gas mileage. The biggest question is which one is better, and which one fits you more? Keep reading to find this out as we compare both cars and reveal which one we would choose.
Updates in the New Models
The new Elantra has been fully redesigned for 2017. It has completely new styling, and tons of new features and gadgets to have fun with. Also, there are safety advancements that have been made. The Corolla was a lot less of an update for 2017, but not because they didn’t make the effort. Toyota has kept up with the times, which has allowed them to do small updates each year. The new Corolla has the latest in safety including forward collision braking, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, and more.
2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra Comparing Reliability
The Elantra is a very new vehicle, and since the 2017 model year is so different from past models there is no dependability rating. The past models have received an average score. The Corolla, however, earned best-in-class reliability from J.D. Power, and has for several years in the past.
2017 Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra Fuel Efficiency
The Elantra offers two different engine options. The top-tier trims offer a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that gives out 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Although these number are great, the price you pay for the upper-level trims outweighs the fuel efficiency. The Corolla offers one engine that puts out really good numbers. It has a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, which gives 29 mpg* in the city and 38 mpg* on the highway. Although both these number are great you will find that the price you pay for the Corolla is a much better deal although the fuel economy is not quite as good.
Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra Safety
The Elantra earned an overall 4-star overall score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Meanwhile, the Corolla beat it out with a 5-star rating. The Corolla offers all the same safety features as the Elantra, and enables you to not only remain safe on the road, but also stay in control of your vehicle.
Drive Yours Today!
Come out to Mike Shaw Toyota to test drive a Corolla for yourself and see why it is such a high rated vehicle. Also, stop by for any vehicle needs or questions you may have. We are always happy to help!