2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Toyota Corolla
2019 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Corolla


2019 Eantra

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


No matter what you're looking for in a compact sedan, the 2020 Toyota Corolla and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra are hard to beat! However, if you're trying to decide between the two, it's not hard to see what sets the Corolla apart. Comparing the Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra, the former's standard features and fuel economy give it a clear edge over its rival. Find the perfect model for your Cicero and Oak Park drives by reading on.

Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra: Standard Features

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra is slightly less expensive than the 2020 Toyota Corolla, but when you opt for the latter, you'll receive many standard features that all cost extra in the Hyundai. Here, we've listed just a few:

  • Entune™ Audio
  • Siri® voice recognition
  • Speech-to-text messaging
  • Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity

And that's just scratching the surface of what sets the Corolla apart! Even in 2019, the Corolla safety features were better than those you'd find in the baseline Elantra. For 2020, every Corolla comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0), which includes each of the following:

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

Comparable features may be available in upper-level trims of the Elantra, but none are standard on the base trim, and some are not available at all!

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE and Hybrid Le.

Toyota Corolla or Hyundai Elantra: Fuel Economy

The baseline trim of the Hyundai Elantra is the SE Manual, which offers fuel economy of just 26 mpg city, 36 mpg highway. An automatic transmission is available as an upgrade, but even with 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway, it will have trouble keeping up with the ultra-efficient Corolla.

Even the baseline 2020 Corolla offers 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, and upgraded models are available with up to 40 mpg highway*! What's more, in the Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison, only one model is available as a hybrid. Drivers who choose the Corolla Hybrid LE will enjoy particularly impressive specs, with 53 mpg city and 52 mpg highway*.

Get Behind the Wheel at Chicago Northside Toyota!

If you like how the 2020 Toyota Corolla measures up against the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, you can start your next adventure at Chicago Northside Toyota! Our lineup currently includes a wide variety of new Toyota Corolla models for sale, and once you've spent some time in the driver's seat, you'll see why more and more Chicagoland drivers have great things to say about this vehicle. Apply for financing or get a quick quote on your favorite model today.

If you like how the 2020 Toyota Corolla measures up against the 2019 Hyundai Elantra and Mazda3, you can start your next adventure at Chicago Northside Toyota!

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

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