2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra

Two 2020 Toyota Corolla Models Parked at Sunset

2020 Toyota Corolla


2019 Hyundai Elantra
30 mpg city, 38 mpg highway*

Base Trim Fuel Economy

26 mpg city, 36 mpg highway

Standard Transmission

Standard on All Models

Advanced Driver Assistance

Available with Upgrade

Hybrid Model Available


Columbia car shoppers in the market for a reliable sedan will likely compare the 2020 Toyota Corolla and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra. Both spacious sedans are hard to beat! However, in a comparison between the two, it’s not difficult to see how the new Toyota Corolla is the standout option. Jim Hudson Toyota is comparing the Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra to see which is the best option for your Lexington commute.

Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra: Standard Features

While the 2019 Hyundai Elantra is slightly less expensive than the 2020 Toyota Corolla, when you opt for the latter, you get many of the standard features that cost extra in the Hyundai. These are just a few features:

  • Entune™ Audio
  • Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity
  • Siri® voice recognition
  • Speech-to-text messaging

This is just the beginning of what sets the Corolla apart. Even the 2019 Corolla safety features were better than what you found in the base trim of the Elantra. For 2020, the Toyota Corolla comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0), which includes each of the following:

  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Road Sign Assistance

There may be comparable features in upper-level trims of the Elantra, but none come standard on the base trim, and some are not available at all!

Toyota Corolla or Hyundai Elantra: Fuel Economy

The entry-level Hyundai Elantra is the SE Manual, which offers fuel economy of 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Drivers can upgrade to an automatic transmission, but even with the 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway fuel economy, it can’t keep up with the ultra-efficient Corolla.

Even the base trim of 2020 Corolla earns an EPA-Estimated 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway*, and upgraded models are available with up to 40 mpg highway*! Even when you compare the Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra, only one model is available as a hybrid. Drivers who choose the Corolla Hybrid LE will enjoy the impressive 53 mpg city and 52 mpg highway*.

Test Drive the Toyota Corolla at Jim Hudson Toyota!

If you’re still wondering if you should get the Hyundai Elantra or Toyota Corolla, come see firsthand why the 2020 Toyota Corolla is the top choice for Lexington drivers. Our lineup currently features a variety of new Toyota Corolla models for sale in Irmo, as well as used Toyota Corolla models, and once you have spent time behind the wheel, you will see why more and more Chapin drivers are raving about the new Corolla. Apply for financing or get a quick quote today! Give us a call with any questions or to get the process started.

*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
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