|2017 Toyota Corolla LE||VS||2017 Hyundai Elantra|
|1.8-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine||Engine||2.0-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine|
|6.5||Fuel Economy (hwy)||6.6|
|8.3||Fuel Economy (city)||9.1|
|Automatic CVT||Transmission||Automatic 6-speed|
|Standard||Automatic Climate Control||Available|
|Standard||Dynamic Backup Camera||Available|
The Hyundai Elantra is completely redesigned for the 2017 model year, and now has muscular styling marked by a larger grille and chiseled lines. As a best-seller for years, the Toyota Corolla is among the most popular compact sedans, and prefers to focus on safety and practicality.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Hyundai Elantra are both compact sedans with seating for five. but the interior is bland in comparison, even on the top-line Limited, with too much hard plastic and flat surfaces. The 2017 Corolla is updated with fresh front styling, and its interior is spacious for a compact sedan, especially the backseat, which handily accommodates tall passengers.
Most Corollas include the automaker’s latest Entune infotainment system, featuring navigation and apps in some models. Both the Elantra and Corolla include standard Bluetooth connectivity, while navigation, push-button start, heated front seats, and automatic climate control are available on upper trims. Both cars’ infotainment systems are well-liked by critics, particularly because both provide physical knobs and buttons to control some functions.
When it comes to safety, both cars are reasonably good performers, but the Corolla has more standard advanced safety features, backed up with full set of crash test scores. The Corolla earns the industry’s coveted top safety ratings, a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Elantra also earns the IIHS’ top rating, but has an overall rating of four-stars from the NHTSA.