2017 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla

The compact car segment is one of the most celebrated classes in the car industry as these are such popular commuter vehicles. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to choose which to purchase.

This comparison of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla will help you understand what each of these vehicles has to offer, so you can make the best choice as to which will better suit your commute around Greenville, Wilson, and Rocky Mount.

The team at Pecheles Hyundai, serving Greenville, Wilson, and Rocky Mount, NC, is committed to assisting our customers to find the best possible vehicle for their lifestyle needs. If you have any questions about these cars, please contact us to speak with an expert.

Overview Elantra vs Corolla

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla have a lot in common. For instance, each of these compact cars can seat five and are available in front wheel drive.

Fuel efficiency is similar; the 2017 Elantra achieves an EPA-estimated 32 city/40 highway MPG, while the Corolla achieves 30 city/40 highway MPG.

The Elantra has more impressive maximum power capability, though, reaching 201 horsepower compared to the Corolla's 140 horsepower.

The 2017 Elantra's trunk space is 14.4 cubic feet, while the 2017 Corolla's is slightly smaller at 13 cubic feet. Still, both provide enough space for your groceries, picnic supplies, or your kids' sports gear.

The Hyundai Elantra is the only car in its class to offer a hands-free smart trunk, making it even easier to load up your cargo when your hands are full.

Hyundai vs Toyota Available Features

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra can be equipped with the option of a seven- or eight-inch infotainment system screen, while the Corolla only has the option of a seven-inch screen. Both are exceptionally user friendly, featuring a touchscreen supplemented with easy-to-use buttons.

The Hyundai has an impressive list of available options, making it an extremely tech-capable vehicle. Both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ are available so you can fully integrate your smartphone into your car's system. Auxiliary audio inputs, Bluetooth®, and USB ports are standard on all trims.

A Comfortable Ride

The Hyundai offers available heated rear seats so even your backseat passengers will be comfortable on chilly days in Greenville, Wilson, and Rocky Mount. This feature is not available in the Corolla.

Both vehicles offer a quiet, comfortable ride with large and supportive seats. The 2017 Elantra is decked out with high-quality materials that feel luxurious.  

In terms of drivability, the Elantra has a sportier feel than the Corolla, which makes it fun to drive, especially when zipping around corners.

Decision Time: 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla

Now that you know a bit more about these compact cars, it's time to decide which you'd like to take for a test drive.

Our team at Pecheles Hyundai feels that our customers will appreciate the powerful, sport drive, available customizable features, and comfortable ride of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

If you have any questions about the Elantra or wish to schedule a test drive, please contact us. We can't wait to help you find the perfect new car for you!

Make an Inquiry


Joe Pecheles Hyundai

201 SE Greenville Blvd
Directions Greenville, NC 27858

  • Sales: 252-562-0278
  • Service: 252-756-1135


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed