2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

In a competitive segment like the compact sedan class, odds are your shopping decision will come down to whichever car feels right when you get behind the wheel. And every consumer is different, so trying to compare something as subjective as "feel" is, well, impossible. So, until you can get in for a test drive, we'll used the tools available and do our best to distinguish between two successful small sedans as we move into the new 2016 model year -- the 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Toyota Corolla. If you're considering one of these small sedan options, you're likely considering the other, as well -- both offer solid and safe exteriors with more than you'd expect on the inside.

The 2016 Toyota Corolla is no show-stealer, but it has been a staple in this class for over a decade, which proves its value and popularity among consumers. Standard on the 11th generation 2016 Corolla L are 15-inch steel wheels, LED low-beam headlight with halogen high beams, LED running lights, power accessories, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with mounted controls, adjustable front seats, a 60/40-split rear folding seat, Bluetooth connectivity and an Entune audio system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, voice controls, six-speaker audio, a USB port and the Siri Eyes Free voice control system.


Both the 2016 Elantra and the 2016 Corolla have 1.8-liter four-cylinder engines and standard front-wheel drive, however, the Elantra base engine makes 145 horsepower and the Corolla makes 132 horsepower. The Elantra's power sacrifices no fuel efficiency, as both models share a 37 MPG highway fuel economy.


Available Features

If you're interested in upgrading a few of your small sedan's features, you might have a more difficult time with the Corolla. Hyundai Elantra offers a few perks that are absent on the Corolla's line-up, like available heated rear seats.


Cargo Capacity

The 2016 Elantra and Corolla offer roughly the same EPA-rated interior volume, yet the Elantra has 14.8 cubic feet of trunk space vs the Corolla's 13.0 cubic feet. The Elantra does sacrifice some rear leg room for cargo, so your preference here will depend on your needs and how you'll use your car daily.

2016 Hyundai Elantra 17-inch wheels
2016 Hyundai Elantra steering-wheel mounted audio controls
2016 Hyundai Elantra stain-proof interior upholstery
2016 Hyundai Elantra LED accent lights

Get the Hyundai Elantra in High Point NC

Standard equipment on the 2016 Hyundai Elantra SE includes 15-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, a trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and a USB port. The optional Popular Equipment package will bring the 2016 Elantra more in-line with the base Corolla's equipment offerings, although it will increase the Elantra's price. However, no Corolla trim will match the aggressive, confident Elantra exterior and the extra kick at acceleration that the Hyundai compact can provide.

You can test drive any Elantra trim today by visiting our showroom or scheduling an appointment online. Our sales department representatives are ready to help you discover even more advantages of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra!

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