2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla

2019 Hyundai Elantra.

2019 Hyundai Elantra

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Competitor Vehicle Data

30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway

Base Trim Fuel Economy

26 mpg city, 36 mpg highway


Standard Transmission


Standard on All Models

Advanced Driver Assistance

Available with Upgrade


Hybrid Model Available


Drivers who are just starting their search for a compact sedan certainly have their work cut out for them. The segment contains a wide variety of compelling options, but when you compare the Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra with Elgin Toyota, your search can become a whole lot easier. After all, the fully-redesigned Corolla simply puts most competitors, including the 2019 Elantra, to shame.

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Fuel Economy: Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra

If you make frequent trips around Chicagoland, or often drive back and forth between Schaumburg and Streamwood, fuel economy should be one of your top concerns when you're searching for a new vehicle.

The 2019 Toyota Corolla mpg left little to be desired, but since this model has been completely redesigned for 2020, it now has an even more significant edge over the Elantra:

  • The base trim of the 2019 Elantra is the SE Manual. This trim delivers just 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. When equipped with an optional automatic transmission, its fuel economy approaches 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway.
  • With the Corolla, you'll enjoy satisfying fuel economy no matter where you land in the lineup. The baseline L trim offers 30 mpg city, 38 mpg highway, while the SE CVT delivers an impressive 40 mpg highway!
  • For some drivers, a Hybrid model is going to be the only reasonable choice. The Elantra isn't available as a hybrid, but the Corolla is! The latter delivers 53 mpg city and 52 mpg highway.
2020 Toyota Corolla Compact Car

Standard Features: Toyota Corolla or Hyundai Elantra?

Just because you drive an affordable compact car doesn't mean you have to settle for uninspiring standard features. Every 2020 Corolla includes:

  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot compatibility
  • Siri® voice recognition and feature activation
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • And more!

In order to access any of these features in the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, you'll need to upgrade to a more expensive trim level.

A Safer Drive: Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra

They say that it's what's on the inside that counts, but that's only partially true when it comes to cars! If you really want to enjoy your interior features, you'll need to be able to drive with peace of mind. For this reason, it's easy to recommend the Toyota Corolla, which includes standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 on every trim!

The following TSS 2.0 features either cost extra on the Elantra, or are not available at all:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Road Sign Assistance

Test Drive a New Toyota Corolla at Elgin Toyota!

Now that you've seen how the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra and the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. Mazda3 compare, we know that you'll be eager to take your pick out for a test drive. If you're impressed by the standard Corolla safety features and fuel economy, find a new Toyota Corolla for sale at Elgin Toyota, today, and be sure to learn more about it's trim level options! Once you've found the perfect model, you can value your trade-in and apply for financing online!

*Based on 2019 EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.