2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

Drivers love compact sedans because they're easier to maneuver in the city, get excellent gas mileage, and offer elegance inside and out. Two of the best are the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and the 2020 Toyota Corolla. You may think they're fairly similar but if you compare their differences, the Elantra quickly becomes the superior buy.

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2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Hyundai Elantra

Starting MSRP
$19,600 *1
✔ $18,950 *2

Best MPG (city/highway)
✔ 53/52 (1.8L Hybrid) *3
33/41 (2.0L I4) *4

Max Horsepower
169 (2.0L I4)
✔ 201 (1.6L Turbocharged I4)

Hands-Free Smart Trunk Release
✔ Yes

Powertrain Limited Warranty
5 years/60,000 miles
✔ 10 years/100,000 miles

How Is the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Better?

The advantages of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra start at the lower starting MSRP, which is friendlier to your budget. For that amount, you get higher performance from the turbocharged engine and a hands-free smart trunk that opens even when you have something in each hand. Backing your auto investment is a warranty that's double that of the rival.


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*1.MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra, Yaris HB, Yaris Sedan), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota's charge for these services is called the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota's overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

*2.MSRP of $18,950 not including tax, title, license fees and destination charge. $1,250 total savings includes; $1,250 Retail Bonus Cash on a 2020 Hyundai Elantra SE (48412F45,48412F4P) purchased from dealer stock between September 4, 2019 through September 30, 2019.

*3. 2020 EPA-estimated 53 city/52 highway/52 combined mpg for Corolla LE Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.

*4.2020 Elantra SE: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined IVT. 2020 Elantra SEL/Value Edition/Limited: 30 City/40 Hwy/34 Combined IVT. 2020 Elantra Sport: 26 City/33 Hwy/29 Combined DCT. Elantra ECO: 33 City/41 Hwy/36 Combined DCT. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.