2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Hyundai Elantra

The 2016 Toyota Corolla is one of the most recognizable small sedans on the market, so it’s no wonder that Daytona Beach and Palm Coast drivers tend to choose the Corolla over the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. With stronger efficiency ratings, a roomier rear row, and superior standard technology, the Corolla leaves competitors far behind.

Powertrains and MPG

The 2016 Toyota Corolla offers Daytona Beach and Palm Coast drivers a compelling array of powertrain options to ensure superior performance and efficiency. Each model comes with a spirited 1.8L four-cylinder engine that is able to harness up to 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque; the LE Eco trim, which includes Toyota’s Valvematic engine technology, takes those numbers to 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque.That engine is then paired to your choice of one of three transmission options:

  • Six-Speed Manual Transmission: Provides precise control over power delivery, plus up to 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.*
  • Four-Speed Automatic: Ensures faultless convenience, all while offering up to 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.*
  • CVT: Combines the effortlessness of automatic with the efficiency of manual to make up to 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.*

The Elantra’s specs are somewhat deceiving. It boasts an output of 145 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, which make it seem like the stronger vehicle; however, according to Edmunds, you’ll make 0-60 mph in 9.7 seconds vs. 9.2 in the Corolla. The Elantra’s efficiency is similarly inferior, peaking at 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

2016 Toyota Corolla


The Corolla has just been redesigned, and the results are impressive. You’ll be able to enjoy available SofTex seats, which look and feel like leather but with water- and stain-resistant properties. The Corolla Special Edition provides a modern black interior with bold red accents and contrast stitching.It’s advantages like these that make the Corolla’s cabin so much more pleasant to travel in than that of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, but the vehicle isn’t all about looks. Toyota has clearly taken pains to make sure that even those seated in the rear remain comfortable during longer journeys — that’s why the 2016 Corolla offers up to 41.4 inches of rear legroom. In stark contrast, the Elantra offers just 31.3 inches.

2016 Toyota Corolla Interior


Drivers from Daytona Beach and Palm Coast naturally expect a lot from a modern sedan, which is part of the reason why the Corolla has been equipped with such a generous selection of standard features.Even base-level models of the Corolla will be fitted with the features below, but they’ren ot standard in the 2016 Hyundai Elantra:

  • Rearview Camera: Reversing used to mean having to crane your neck for a partial view of the area behind your car. Now you just have to move in reverse to see a live feed of that area on your in-dash monitor.
  • 6.1-Inch Touchscreen: Whether you need to control your Bluetooth system or use in-vehicle apps, you’ll be able to do so with ease on this sprawling touchscreen, which outclasses the Elantra’s standard 4.3-inch model by quite a bit.
  • Siri Eyes Free: Enables voice control of an iOS mobile device that is linked with a car’s in-dash audio system. You can use natural voice commands to operate your mobile device, the car’s sound system, or other infotainment functions.
2016 Toyota Corolla Features


The 2016 Toyota Corolla is one of the most reliable vehicles in the world. In fact, more than 90% of all Corolla models sold in the last ten years are still on the road today. Of course, each one is also provided with a ToyotaCare plan, offering no-cost maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles and 24-hour roadside assistance for 2 years regardless of mileage.If that’s not enough to tempt you, remember that the Corolla has also outperformed the 2016 Elantra during crash test simulations. The NHTSA gave the 2016 Corolla a five-star rating in their frontal crash simulation; the 2016 Elantra was given just four stars.

2016 Toyota Corolla

The 2016 Toyota Corolla is a Top Choice for Daytona Beach and Palm Coast Drivers

The 2016 Toyota Corolla had a lot to live up to, but it has still managed to surpass expectations. To take yours for a test-drive, or to learn more, just contact Beaver Toyota in St. Augustine, FL.


*2016 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.