Elantra VS. Corolla

 

 

Many sources have put the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla side by side in comparison over the years, and it has proven a tight contest year after year. We've done some digging, and found some good reasons why our customers from Spartanburg, Greenville, Easley, Greer, Duncan, and the rest of Upstate South Carolina can see how the Elantra, available here at Benson Hyundai, makes the grade!

          

Performance
 
2015 Elantra Sport 2L GDI Engine  If you value the driving experience and like to feel a response when you give the car some gas, the Elantra delivers more power and speed than the Corolla. Elantra models are powered by either a 1.8L four-cylinder that delivers 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque, or a 2.0L four-cylinder that delivers 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque.
 
The 2015 Corolla has only one powertrain option: a 1.8L four-cylinder that produces 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. A special mode available on the LE trim boosts fuel economy and raises power ratings to a still unimpressive 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque.
 
 
 
Blue Link
 
 

A telematics system like this is available only on the Elantra and connects you with emergency responders and roadside assistance providers, unlocks your doors when your keys are inside, and helps you track and monitor the safety of teenage drivers. When you need these features, you will be glad to have them.

 
 
 
Fuel Economy
 
2015 Hyundai Elantra PerformanceWhy buy a smaller vehicle with a four-cylinder engine if you're not going to get the best possible fuel economy?The base engine in the Elantra is rated at 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Base Corolla models have less power and get the same 28 mpg city and a lesser 37 mpg highway.
 
 
 
Safety
 
Safety should be a major concern when you are driving a smaller vehicle. The Elantra has better ratings in the independent crash test, and comes with safety features you can't find on the Corolla.

IIHS Small-Overlap Frontal Test: Just recently added to the battery of standard crash test, this simulation recreates one of the most common and consequential kinds of roadway collisions. The 2015 Hyundai Elantra received a second-best rating of "Acceptable," while the Corolla received a second-worst rating of "Marginal."

 

Body Styles

 

Different body styles give the same vehicle a whole different feel. Coupes are sporty, sedans are practical, and hatchbacks are great for hauling cargo. The Elantra gives you choices of a coupe, sedan, or a hatchback. With the Corolla, you're stuck only with a sedan.

 

 



We're a little biased, but we think that Elantra does more than just make the grade. The Elantra is a winner in so many ways, and we would like to invite everyone in the Upstate of South Carolina to see our selection of new Elantras, here at Benson Hyundai, that can pass the big test against Corolla! Come by 2550 Reidville Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29301, and take a test drive in a new 2015 Elantra and judge for yourself!