When looking for a new sedan, two worthy options are the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and the 2021 Toyota Corolla. They each come with stylish designs, a variety of features, and a smooth driving experience.
To give you a closer side-by-side look at the 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla, our Hiley Hyundai of Burleson team goes over some of the important aspects of each. That way, you can ultimately pick the one you want to drive around the areas of Burleson, Fort Worth, and Benbrook!
One great aspect of these cars is all the various ways you can configure your new car to give you the performance you personally want. The Hyundai Elantra’s standard 147-horsepower, 2L 4-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 33 city and 43 highway MPG.1 But the Elantra comes not only with an impressive standard powertrain but also an extremely sporty option as well. Turning up the excitement level even more is the turbocharged engine available in the 2021 Elantra that produces 201 horsepower.
The Corolla comes standard with a 139-horsepower, 1.8L 4-cylinder that achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30 city and 38 highway MPG. There is an available Corolla 2L 4-cylinder engine that offers 169 horsepower as well.
When opening the doors of these two cars, you’ll notice how much more space the 2021 Elantra has within its cabin. In fact, it comes with 99.4 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Corolla has 88.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. With that extra room, the Elantra provides more headroom and legroom to both rows of seating.
The Hyundai Elantra also comes standard with push-button start, and a dual fully automatic temperature control system. You can start your car without having to take your keys out of your bag, and let your front passenger keep their side however warm or cool they’d like it without adjusting the temperature on your side.
The Corolla only offers push-button start as an upgrade feature in higher trim levels. It also has an available automatic climate control system, but without dual-zone settings
With each of these cars, there’s a range of standard technologies as well as some you can add as available features. These include systems that help you enjoy a safer commute, while others give you more personalized entertainment options.
There are, however, some technologies that you can only get in the 2021 Hyundai Elantra. These include Driver Attention Warning, which can help you stay focused on driving—and even let you know when it’s best to take a break during longer road trips. With available Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, the Elantra gives you more confidence when backing into tight spots or parallel parking along the side of the road.
The Elantra also offers an available 10.25-inch display for both the center touchscreen and digital gauge cluster, which are larger than those in the 2021 Toyota Corolla.
While the 2021 Toyota Corolla is a great ride, it is easy to see why the Hyundai ELANTRA has been named the 2021 North American Car of the Year™. With it, you’ll get some must-have technologies, a supremely comfortable cabin, and performance you are sure to enjoy!
Come see what it’s like driving the Elantra around the Burleson, Fort Worth, and Benbrook, areas, by scheduling a test drive with us at Hiley Hyundai of Burleson now!
12021 ELANTRA SE: 33 City/43 Hwy/37 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA SEL/Limited: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA N Line 6-speed M/T: 25 City/34 Hwy/28 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA N Line 7-speed DCT: 28 City/36 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.