Stylish compact sedans like the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla are fun to drive and offer lots of convenient features. So, which one has what you're looking for in your next car? Maguire Hyundai helps drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre decide with this 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla comparison. 


The Hyundai Elantra offers a lineup of sporty and efficient engines, starting with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.

The Toyota Corolla also offers several engines, but its base powertrain can't provide you with as much power. It runs on a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that can only deliver up to 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque.

For a more performance-inspired drive, the Hyundai Elantra Sport trim is powered by an exciting turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that can generate up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The most powerful engine available with the Toyota Corolla doesn't offer the same kind of performance. While it's a larger 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, it can only get up to 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.

Infotainment System

Both vehicles feature an infotainment system that's compatible with your smartphone. The Hyundai Elantra offers a 7-inch touchscreen display. It's well-positioned in the center of the dashboard and can provide you with detailed maps.

You can sync your smartphone to it via Bluetooth® and make hands-free calls and stream music. You'll also be able to control your phone's apps through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. For even more variety in your music, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio is available. To enjoy excellent sound quality, you can add HD Radio™, as well.

The Toyota Corolla also offers a touchscreen display. While both Bluetooth® and Apple CarPlay® are available, Android Auto™ is not offered on any trim level. Its display also stands out by being placed on top of the dashboard.

Safety Features

In addition, the 2020 Elantra is prepared to help keep you safe. Its frame was built with an energy-absorbing steering column, along with front and rear crumple zones. Inside, you'll be protected by front, side, and side curtain airbags.

There are also lots of driver-assistance features that can help prevent accidents, such as Lane Keeping Assist and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. There's even a Driver Attention Warning that can detect when you're drowsy or distracted and remind you to focus on the road.

The 2020 Corolla also features crumple zones and an airbag system that covers both rows of seats with side curtain airbags. However, while the vehicle does give you more awareness with a system of driver-assistance features, it doesn't offer any technology than can detect when you're tired or not looking at the road.

Test Drive a Compact Sedan

Contact Maguire Hyundai to learn more about this 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla comparison and take a test drive. The Hyundai Elantra offers a safe and fun drive, plus lots of technologies, to drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre.

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