Action Hyundai of Millville's thoroughly researched comparisons like this one aim to connect new car seekers in Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties with the very best model for their needs.

In this review, we help you get a taste of the redesigned Hyundai Elantra's talents by comparing them another compact car in the segment, the Toyota Corolla. Here's why you should pick the Hyundai Elantra over the Toyota Corolla.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla

Tap into the Elantra's Power Reserve

Placing the Elantra's and the Corolla's engines side by side gives you a telling contrast.

The Hyundai Elantra is powered by a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and mated to your choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission version. Hopping on the highway and flirting in the left lane is no issue for this motor that exhibits quick-witted surges of power from its 147 horsepower under the hood.

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The Toyota Corolla's base engine is smaller than the Elantra's. At 1.8 liters, it produces 15 fewer horsepower and in turn takes longer to reach passing speeds. A 6-speed manual is standard on the Corolla, a 4-speed automatic is the next step up, and a Continuously Variable Transmission is available.

Options Overview: Elantra vs Corolla

The Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla both offer seating for five across two rows. The  Elantra comes in three trim levels: SE, Eco, and Limited, while the Corolla offers five: L, LE, LE Eco, SE, and XLE. It is a bit perplexing though, with that many trims, that the Toyota Corolla only offers one engine (reviewed above).

The Hyundai Elantra offers three engines in total (a larger, 173 horsepower motor in the Elantra GT hatchback and a zippy, 128 horsepower turbo-four in the Elantra Eco). These additional choices allow buyers to customize their own unique balance of efficiency and power.

Want more on the Elantra's revamped interior? Get up to speed with our Elantra Review.

Drive Smarter: Fuel Efficiency and Technology

2017 Hyundai Elantra Interior

Those seeking a wise fuel spender will take to the Elantra Eco's unheard of efficiency stats of 32/40 mpg city/highway as reported by the EPA. They beat out the eco-oriented Corolla's ratings of 29/38 mpg. Use Fuel Economy's comparison tool to review both models, and you'll see that investing in a Elantra will save you an average of $500 more in fuel costs over five years in comparison to purchasing a Corolla.

Whether you're on your daily commute or an impromptu road trip, having technology safely at your fingertips is essential. The Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla both offer infotainment systems with touchscreens that are easy to use. Although, missing from the Corolla's in-car technology lineup are smartphone-integrated programs that serve both iPhone and Android users.

One more area where the Elantra shines. With available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, drivers of all smartphone denominations have instant access to their phone's features casted onto the 7- or 8-inch touchscreen display.

Test Drive the Hyundai Elantra at Action Hyundai

Offering new car shoppers in Cape May County, Cumberland County, and Salem County added power at the pedal and more performance and technology options, the Hyundai Elantra is one daily driver that delivers at every turn!

Interested test drivers don't have to wait any longer: The Hyundai Elantra is already sitting pretty in Action Hyundai of Millville's showroom! Contact us today to schedule your Elantra test drive appointment.


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