Head to Head: 2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra

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The Winner Is:

2017 Hyundai Elantra

Though the 2016 Toyota Corolla has a couple of key victories in our head-to-head comparison, and in some categories, the differences between the cars is negligible, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra earns the win. Though the Elantra is slightly more expensive, it’s the better call for most shoppers looking for a compact sedan. This comparison shows that the redesigned Elantra’s status in our compact car rankings is no anomaly thanks to its safety, interior comfort, and overall practicality.

That said, the Toyota Corolla is still a strong contender and is still a good option for buyers on a strict budget. If you’re shopping for a new car and the Toyota Corolla or Hyundai Elantra are on your shortlist, you should check out our new car finance and lease deals pages, where you can find manufacturer incentives. Then head over to our Best Price Program to find the dealer in your area with the best price. 

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