2018 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla vs Chevrolet Cruze

Tipton Hyundai: Dare 2 Compare - 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. Corolla vs. Cruze
Three of the most popular vehicles in the compact sedan segment are the Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, and Chevrolet Cruze. Let's compare the latest 2018 models to see how they fare against each other and determine which car should be at the top of your list.


The 2018 Hyundai Elantra comes with four different engines, giving customers more options than either the Corolla or the Cruze, which come with only two each. The Corolla has both the weakest and the least efficient base engine. The Hyundai's standard 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder not only gets the most mileage of the bunch, it's also the fastest: according to testing by Motor Trend, its zero-to-60 MPH acceleration and quarter mile time is significantly faster than that of the Corolla or the Cruze.


With regard to passenger space and cargo capacity, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra is also the winner. It has 0.5 inches more front headroom, 0.4 inches more front hip room, 1.4 inches more front shoulder room, 0.2 inches more rear headroom, 8 inches more rear hip room and 0.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Corolla, and it's a similar story when compared to the Cruze.
When loading groceries, you'll probably want an Elantra - not just because its 14.4 cubic feet trunk is much larger than the Corolla's 13 cubic feet, or because, unlike the Cruze, it comes with a standard folding rear seat - but also because it is the only one of the three to offer hands-free gesture as a standard feature, allowing you to open the trunk with hands full by simply waiting behind the back bumper for a moment.


Hyundai is famous for offering some of the best warranties in the business, an advantage that helps the 2018 Elantra further take the lead over the Corolla and the Cruze. It offers a full five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which is two years and 24,000 miles longer than both its rivals; a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, which is five years and 40,000 miles longer than both the Corolla and Cruze; and a 7-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty, which is two years longer than the Corolla and a year longer than the Cruze's warranty, which is also limited to 100,000 miles.

Interested in learning more about the 2018 Hyundai Elantra? Schedule a test drive in one today at Tipton Hyundai.

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