The New Hyundai Elantra vs. the Toyota Corolla

At Buerkle Hyundai, you know we're big fans of every model vehicle Hyundai makes. From the smallest compact car to the roomiest SUV crossover, we think Hyundai models easily beat other carmakers.

Take the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, for example. Sure, when compared to the Toyota Corolla, the Elantra comes across as a sort of new kid on the block. The Elantra has been around for a while, and has been a popular choice among drivers in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area for a long time. But, compared to the Toyota's decades-long run on American roads, it almost looks like a newcomer.

But, as people here in the greater Brooklyn Park and Roseville area know, sometimes, looks can be deceiving. Our Hyundai Elantra may be younger than the Corolla in some ways, but it's a seasoned vet, offering up better gas mileage, more power, and more room than the 2018 Toyota Corolla.

Still not sure if the 2018 Elantra is the better vehicle for you? Check out the by-the-numbers comparison we've put together here. We think you'll agree that, while both compact sedans appear to have a lot in common, the Hyundai Elantra has a little bit more to offer drivers in the Inver Grove Heights area.

Side-By-Side Comparisons

  • Engines and power. Hyundai has three engines available on the Elantra model, while the Corolla only has two, one of which is only available on a single trim. Not only do they make more engine options available, Hyundai also packs more power into their engines than Toyota. In fact, the base engine for the Elantra puts out 147 horsepower from four cylinders, while the Corolla base (and the one that's standard on almost every trim save one) only puts out 132 horsepower from four cylinders.
  • Warranty. At Buerkle Hyundai, we're not saying you should expect your new Hyundai Elantra to break down, or have any major mechanical issues. But, life happens, and wouldn't it be better to be prepared in case something falls apart, rather than be caught unaware with an expensive repair bill? Only Hyundai backs their vehicles with extensive warranty plans that will protect your drivetrain for 10 years or 10,0000 miles, and gives you a basic warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles. The Toyota warranty on the Corolla is about half that.
  • Fuel capacity. The Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla earn similar fuel economy ratings. But, the Elantra gas tank is larger than the one in the Corolla. This equals fewer trips to the gas station for you, as the Elantra won't need to be refilled as often. Actually, the Elantra averages around 504 highway miles per full-up, while the Corolla only averages around 475 highway miles per tank of gas.
  • Cargo space. Both the Elantra and the Corolla are similar in size. They both have four doors, seating for five, and a roomy trunk. However, the Hyundai Elantra maximizes its space better, offering a lot more cargo room in the trunk, compared to the trunk space of the Toyota Corolla.

Compare the Hyundai Elantra in Person

The best way to determine the values of the Hyundai Elantra, though, is to drive one for yourself. Stop By Buerkle Hyundai and let us show you in person what makes the Elantra a better sedan for you and your family.

We're conveniently located, within easy access to a number of towns, including White Bear Lake, and our sales team can show you the entire collection of available Hyundai Elantra sedans, and help you find the perfect trim level and engine power to suit your needs.