2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla

Hyundai and Toyota are vehicle brands that have been in competition for decades. In their early histories, Toyota was more popular than Hyundai due to multiple factors, including reliability and build quality. Over the past decade however, Hyundai has taken on a different design strategy, which has resulted in the production of very impressive cars. If you are comparing the 2017 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, you will find the Hyundai to be a much better choice for many reasons. Some of these are enumerated below.

Design & Style

In terms of design, both cars have received major updates for the 2017 models. Though both are aesthetically pleasing, the Hyundai Elantra will turn more necks as it has a more sophisticated design. The vehicle seems fluid, with minimal creases and an excellently proportioned body.

The same story also goes for the interior, where the Elantra has managed to trounce the Corolla in terms of build quality and design. The Hyundai has a nicely designed cabin with elements such as buttons, cup holders and more being nicely and intuitively arranged. The dashboard is simple and elegant, with an instrument binnacle that is better than in most other cars today.

Technology & Safety

Many auto makers focus on outfitting their vehicles with the best tech and safety equipment to allure customers, and these two are no exceptions. Antilock braking systems, excellent audio systems, power windows and mirrors and 4 way adjustable seats are common to both vehicles. The Hyundai has more to offer in this area by providing auto climate control, a sunroof, backup camera, heated seats and a better audio system compared to the Toyota.

You would not be disappointed when it comes to safety for both vehicles. Driver and passenger airbags, antilock braking systems, side curtain airbags and even knee airbags are present in the Hyundai and Toyota. To all these basic safety features, Hyundai adds easy-to-use child seat anchors, stability control, tire pressure monitoring, 4-wheel ABS, emergency braking assist, Blind spot warning systems and many more. You can be assured that when in the Hyundai, you will be well sorted when it comes to safety.


The 2017 Toyota Corolla ships with a front-wheel drive system with continuously variable transmission. The base engine is a 1.8 inline-4 gasoline engine producing 132 horsepower at 6,000rpm, and 128 ft-lbs at 4400rpm. The Hyundai, on the other hand, boasts a bigger 2.0-liter engine producing 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. One has an option of choosing a 6-speed manual transmission or an automatic one. The Hyundai is clearly the more powerful one in this comparison.

The Bottom Line

The new Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra might seem closely matched, but in reality, the Hyundai has a lot more to offer. The vehicle’s base model has a lot to offer, but car enthusiasts can also choose other trims and options depending on their needs. This means that when you buy the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, chances are that you will get everything you will ever need in one car.

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If you are interested in taking the Hyundai Elantra through its paces, you can book a test drive at Springfield Hyundai. Simply call us today to make an appointment or if you are nearby our dealership, just pay us a walk-in visit.

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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.