2021 Toyota Corolla
Features & Specs
2021 Hyundai Elantra
Adaptive cruise control
Available on other styles
Satellite radio
Available on other styles
Front-wheel drive
Front-wheel drive
182.3 in.
181.9 in.

2021 Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra

We are aware of how much time and effort goes into finding a new sedan for you and your family. There are a lot of moving parts, and you likely have a long list of requirements for your next vehicle. That's why, here at Pearson Toyota, we want to give you the best look at two of the top sedans on the market today. This includes the 2021 Toyota Corolla and the 2021 Hyundai Elantra. The Corolla comes in with Android Auto integration, available rear-cross-traffic alert, additional rear airbags, standard engine start/stop, and the Sport Apex edition. The Elantra is a new generation in 2021, and along with it comes a smaller trunk, a dropped GT trim, and an expansion of the hybrid lineup. Ready to learn which of these sedans you should own? Keep reading down below.

2021 Toyota Corolla Power & Handling

The Toyota Corolla offers you three different powertrains that you are able to choose from. The base engine is a 1.8-liter inline-4, which generates 126 pound-feet of torque and 139 horsepower. Paired with this engine is a continuously variable transmission. The other gasoline engine that you can get is a 2.0-liter inline-4, which offers 151 pound-feet of torque and 169 horsepower. You'll either get a six-speed manual transmission, or the previously mentioned CVT. Another perk is the optional 1.8-liter inline-4 engine that can be connected to a 53-kW electric motor! The total combined horsepower here is 121.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Power & Handling

You will also find three engines offered with the 2021 Elantra. The first engine, getting a CVT, is a 2.0-liter inline-4, which outputs 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. You can also get a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4, getting you 195 lb-ft of torque and 201 horsepower. The final option is a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine that pairs with a 32-kW electric motor, generating 139 horsepower. We still can't help but favor what the Corolla has to offer.

2021 Toyota Corolla Features & Design

After figuring out which of the Corolla's three engines you want, you might be curious about the convenience and comfort items. Some of the standard features with this sedan include a six-way manual-adjust driver's seat, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, a 7-inch touchscreen, in-car Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Some available features include a moonroof, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, an eight-inch touchscreen, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic climate control, and keyless entry.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Features & Design

The last thing that we're looking at with the Elantra is some of the standard and optional features. First, you'll find automatic emergency braking, a 4-speaker audio system, Android Auto, 15-inch wheels, and cloth interior. Note the lack of safety suite. Some of the available features include leather upholstery, a sunroof, rear parking assist, automatic climate control, a dark chrome grille, an 8-speaker audio system, and voice recognition.


While these two vehicles do have a lot in common, only one of them is a Toyota. The Corolla is able to fit in more safety, giving you the confidence you need to go on that road trip with your family. This is even a sedan that boasts a hybrid version, and all of the comfort features you've been waiting for. Stop by our dealership today and check out the models that we have on our lot.

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