2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla: Head to Head

2018 Hyundai Elantra, 2018 Toyota Corolla
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Elantra vs. Corolla: Which of These Compact Cars Deserves Your Dollars?

With 24 entries in our compact car rankings, it’s easy for a potential buyer to get overwhelmed. The Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla are two of the most popular models in the class, both with a reputation for good value and reliability.

As of this writing, the Elantra sits in the top third of our compact car rankings, which mirrors the Hyundai brand’s overall improvement in prestige in recent years. On the other end of the spectrum is the Corolla, which sits near the bottom of our rankings, despite its popularity and the fact that it’s a pretty decent car. The Elantra and Corolla are both available in sedan and hatchback body styles.

With scoring data from U.S. News reviews, we put these two cars head-to-head in the categories that compact car buyers care about the most. This comparison will illustrate the differences that put one model near the top of our rankings, and another near the bottom. Let’s find out which of these cars is the better choice for most buyers.