2017 Hyundai Accent vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla

If you’re in the market for a new sedan that will serve you well a long time into the future, the 2017 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Hyundai Accent are two options you might consider. Both are made by brands that have a long history of producing unique vehicles, and Toyota is particularly known for being dependable and easy to maintain. However, the 2017 Hyundai Accent provides competition to the Toyota in many areas, and should be the vehicle you should bet your money on. These are some of the reasons why the Hyundai Accent is a better choice.

Design & Style

Toyota has been known for producing a wide variety of vehicles in a bid to fit each category in the auto world. As a result, however, most of their car designs are bland and ubiquitous. The 2017 Toyota Corolla is a departure from previous models, with a more aggressive front end and a sharper look which might appeal to many.

That said, the Hyundai Accent Sedan would still be the car to bet if you are only considering looks. The Hyundai has a simpler and softer look compared to the Toyota, which overall makes it look more appealing and unique. The same story is replicated in the interior; the Hyundai Accent sedan has a more premium feel compared to the Toyota, and has more leg and head room as well.

You and your passengers will be more comfortable in the Hyundai as opposed to the Toyota. The price points for both vehicles may be within the same ballpark, but the use of premium material and a better build quality in the Hyundai Accent means that as a passenger or driver, the Hyundai will feel more special.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles seat 5 passengers, and have a number of safety and technological features to make them more practical. Features common to both cars include air conditioning, a radio and CD player, power windows and power door locks. The Hyundai has slightly more leg room for both front and rear passengers, and both have the same cargo volume in the trunk (13 cubic feet). Some of the notable features unique to the Hyundai include tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, a 6-speaker audio system and a touch screen audio system. This has USB and AUX ports to transfer music more easily.

ABS, driver and passenger airbags, front side and curtain airbags come as standard for both cars. The Hyundai goes an extra step of adding other features to make you and your passengers safe. These include a vehicle stability management system featuring electronic stability control, traction control and more. The Accent sedan also has an electronic brake-force distribution which mitigates the risks of crashing due to skidding when braking suddenly. You will definitely be much safer in the Hyundai Accent.


With a smaller turning radius and a better drivetrain, the Hyundai is the better of the two cars. The 2017 Toyota Corolla ships with a 1.8 liter inline-4 engine mated to an automatic transmission. The base model of the Hyundai has a 1.6 liter inline-4 engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission. The Hyundai is lighter than the Corolla, making for better acceleration, braking and handling. A lighter car also produces less emissions and consumes less fuel, which is a key benefit you will get from the Hyundai.

The Bottom Line

These vehicles might seem similar in many areas, but the Hyundai Accent trumps the Toyota Corolla in many areas, making it the car to buy. These are just some of the salient differences between the two cars. In real life, you will find the 2017 Hyundai Accent to be excellent to drive when you try it in person.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.