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When you need a practical vehicle for the daily commute, the compact car class offers some appealing solutions. This automotive segment is known for its value and efficiency, and some committed manufacturers add to their cars’ appeal with comfortable cabins with convenient technology. The Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla are both standout models thanks to all that they offer for competitively low prices, and both are available in sedan and hatchback body styles. So which car is a better choice for your situation? Let’s compare the two to find out.
Before making an investment as big as your next vehicle, you have to weigh the price with the value, and the Elantra provides all its dependability, capability, and technology for less than the Corolla. The Elantra’s starting price is considerably lower than the Corolla’s starting cost, and the difference remains throughout the trim range of each vehicle. You must also consider the cost of ownership, and while both compact cars maintain the segment’s standards for excellent gas mileage, the Elantra gleans even more distance between fill-ups with its efficient powertrain.
Either car can accommodate up to five people, but the Elantra’s occupants will appreciate the decidedly roomy seating. Both vehicles present spacious front seats with ample legroom for adults, but the Corolla’s rear seating doesn’t match the Elantra’s generous back row. Each cabin also sports attractive materials in their standard builds, but you and your passengers are bound to spot some differences as you rise up the trim range. The Elantra can be appointed with real leather upholstery, while the Corolla can only be outfitted with synthetic leather material in its upper trims.
From your regular grocery run to your next vacation, you count on your car to handle every haul with adequate cargo space. When you’re packing up with bulky cases and loads of luggage, every square foot counts, and the Hyundai outshines its competitor in both their sedan and hatchback body styles. The Elantra sedan’s trunk offers 14.4 cubic feet, besting the Corolla’s 13-cubic-foot trunk space. The Elantra hatchback provides more than 24 cubic feet available behind its back row, and that space increases to 55.1 cubic feet when you lower the rear seats. In the Corolla, however, the rear cargo area only amounts to 17.8 cubic feet, and it maxes out at 23.3 cubic feet when the back row is folded down.
If you would like to take a closer look at the Hyundai Elantra, call or come see us at our dealership. Here at Tuscaloosa Hyundai, our staff would love to show you all around this capable compact car, go over its features, and even hand you the keys for a test drive. Once you’re behind the wheel, we’re sure that you’ll fall in love with the Elantra, and you’ll also be delighted with the final price when you take advantage of our monthly savings opportunities!
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