If you’re interested in a compact car, then your top priorities probably include fuel economy and technology. Plus, it doesn’t hurt if you can find a comfortable yet compact interior, too, right? Both cars in our 2019 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra comparison have their strengths, but only one of them delivers on the aforementioned fronts.
As you can see in our chart above, the 2019 Toyota Corolla can keep its passengers more comfortable than they would be in an Elantra. In terms of rear legroom, for example, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra only allows its back-row passengers 35.7 inches to spread out and attempt to get comfortable. The 2019 Corolla, on the other hand, has 41.4 inches of rear legroom at its disposal.
Main Differences – 2019 Corolla vs Elantra
Far from done there, the 2019 Toyota Corolla earns 28 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway, and 32 mpg on combined roads, according to the estimates of the EPA. Although it can match the highway-mpg of the 2019 Corolla, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, can only manage 26 city-mpg and 29 highway-mpg. In other words, the 2019 Corolla definitely earns better overall fuel economy estimates than the Elantra.
Better yet, the next-level driving experience of the 2019 Toyota Corolla is further enhanced by a wide variety of standard features. More specifically, standard in every model of the 2019 Toyota Corolla, one will find Cruise Control as well as Adaptive Cruise Control. The 2019 Hyundai Elantra, on the other hand, doesn’t offer either of these features as standard; rather, they’re only available on select higher trim grades.
With unmatched standard features, better fuel economy estimates, and more interior space and comfort, the Corolla is the clear-cut victor of our 2019 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra comparison.