2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

When you need an affordable ride for your small family, compact sedans can provide the needed comfort and high-tech amenities. Two perennials in this category are the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and the 2020 Toyota Corolla. But you need to look beyond what makes them similar and check out their details to discover that the Elantra is better.

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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

The Advantages of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra

Starting off the advantages of the 2020 Hyundai is its lower starting MSRP. For that amount, you get a more powerful engine. When you have the special key fob with you and your hands are full, you can still open the trunk through the Hands-Free Smart Trunk Release. You also get a warranty that lasts for more years and miles.


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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.