How the 2023 Hyundai Elantra Stands Out From the 2023 Toyota Corolla

How the 2023 Hyundai Elantra Stands Out From the 2023 Toyota Corolla

2023 Hyundai Elantra VS Toyota Corolla

The 2023 Hyundai Elantra and the 2023 Toyota Corolla are two popular compact sedans on the Canadian market. Both offer fuel-efficient powertrain options, proven reliability, and they are both offered in hybrid versions as well. That said, there are significant differences between the two, namely in terms of price, overall value, and interior space. If you are looking for a compact sedan that will give you a lot of space and more bang for your buck, the 2023 Elantra has the advantage over the 2023 Corolla. Let’s take a closer look at how both models compare, starting with price.

A lower price and more value in the 2023 Hyundai Elantra

The 2023 Hyundai Elantra starts at $22,956, while the 2023 Corolla starts at $25,905. This gap in pricing continues as you move up the range. The top-of-the-line Elantra Luxury trim costs $29,206, while a fully-equipped Corolla costs $33,605. For just $32,406 at Hyundai, you can get a much more powerful Elantra N Line Ultimate with 201 horsepower, 32 extra hp over the Corolla. 

Back to the base version, the Elantra delivers more features despite its lower starting price. The Elantra comes standard with aluminium alloy wheels, while the Corolla gives buyers steel wheels. The Hyundai also offers standard heated front seats, LED daytime running lights and a driver attention warning safety feature. The first two are optional, while you have to pay more in the Corolla, while the added safety of the DAW technology isn’t offered on the Corolla.

In other words, the new 2023 Hyundai Elantra gives you more features for less. 

More space in the 2023 Hyundai Elantra

The 2023 Hyundai Elantra also delivers significantly more interior space. There are nearly six extra centimetres of front headroom and nearly 10 centimetres of extra shoulder room. Rear headroom is also more generous, while rear legroom is nearly 8 centimetres more generous in the Hyundai. There’s also significantly more shoulder room in the back of the Elantra compared to the Corolla. Lastly, the 2023 Elantra provides 402 litres of cargo space in the trunk, while the Corolla offers 371 litres. 

Quick comparison 2023 Hyundai Elantra vs 2023 Toyota Corolla

2023 Hyundai Elantra 2023 Toyota Corolla
Starting Price $22,956 $25,905
Standard Wheels Aluminium Alloy Steel
LED daytime running lights Standard Available
Heated front seats Standard Available
Driver Attention Warning Yes No
Front Headroom 1,031 mm 973 mm
Front Shoulder Room 1,435 mm 1,372 mm
Rear Headroom 947 mm 942 mm
Rear Legroom 965 mm 884 mm
Rear Shoulder Room 1,412 mm 1,313 mm
Trunk Volume 402 L 371 L

Both models have much to offer, but if you want more value and space, the 2023 Hyundai Elantra has the upper hand over the 2023 Corolla. 

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