2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

If there’s anything the progression of the automotive industry across the years has taught us, it’s that when it comes to building compact sedans that are both fun and economical, East Asian manufacturers have been and will continue to be kings. For an example of this, look no further than the 2018 Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra models. These Japanese and South Korean model stalwarts have proven time and time again that they can take you where you need to go for prices that won’t break the budget, but with plenty of good times on board that won’t break your spirits either.

There’s plenty to unwrap with these two models, so come join Alexander Toyota today as we take you through some of the research that we’ve put together on the Corolla and Elantra models. We think you’ll be surprised by what these two can achieve!

Blue Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra models next to each other in comparison

2018 Toyota Corolla 


2018 Hyundai Elantra

$18,600  Starting MSRP  $16,950 
1.8-liter Inline 4  Base Engine  2.0-liter Inline 4 
140 horsepower / 128 pound-feet  Horsepower / Torque Output  128 horsepower / 132 pound-feet 
30 miles per gallon city / 40 highway  Fuel Economy Rating  32 miles per gallon city / 40 highway 

Test drive the 2018 Toyota Corolla in Yuma AZ

You can see from the chart above that both the 2018 Toyota Corolla in Yuma AZ and 2018 Hyundai Elantra are highly competitive when it comes to the amount of fuel efficiency you can expect for the price point, even though the 2018 Corolla can give you much greater horsepower and torque output, two aspects that most drivers would agree are important components for any drive. In addition, the 2018 Corolla has routinely proven that as far as tech goes, it blows the 2018 Elantra out of the water. You’ll find an available Wi-Fi hotspot on board the Corolla, not found on the Elantra; in addition, the Corolla has a 5-star overall NHTSA safety rating, compared to the Elantra’s 4-star designation – this is thanks in large part to the driver assistance innovations featured with the 2018 Corolla, all of which can give you a connected and secure experience behind the wheel. Some of these technologies are:

  • Integrated Backup Camera
  • Standard Pre-Collision System w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert w/ Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

All of these innovations come standard, by the way – no matter how you look at it, the 2018 Corolla is highly in tune to everything you need to make the drive fun and enjoyable. Contact Alexander Toyota today if you want to schedule a no-hassle test drive, and we’d be happy to accommodate!