2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

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When it comes to the all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra going toe-to-toe with the 2021 Toyota Corolla, the accolades speak for themselves. The Elantra was named the 2021 North American Car of the Year™ for good reason — it raises the bar for all other compact sedans by making style standard and joy part of its budget-friendly package.

Taking design in a new direction

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is one of the best bets around if you aim to make a strong impression. It boasts brash, aggressive character lines and a low stance that give it the look of an apex predator despite its compact frame. The muscular and aerodynamic Hyundai Elantra easily outpaces the Corolla in the looks department — especially when you outfit it in a sporty shade of red, blue, or orange.

Meet the Elantra N Line

For as sporty as the Elantra looks from the base SE trim all the way up to the premium Limited, no version better conveys its raw thrill appeal quite like the first-ever N Line. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line swaps in dynamic 18-inch wheels that emphasize its pounced, ever-ready stance. An even meaner and leaner face finishes out the package, making the N Line not just better-looking than the Toyota Corolla, but one of the best-looking cars in its class.

The same goes inside the N Line, where you’ll find a sporty and spacious cockpit that always looks ready for race day. With a retro analog gauge cluster, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, and alloy pedals, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line has you prepped for exhilaration before you even turn over the engine.

Speaking of engines, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line gets a rowdy 1.6-liter Turbo GDI four-cylinder that puts down 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This makes the Elantra N Line easily more robust than the top-of-the-line Corolla, which tops out at just 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.

The intelligent choice

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t just look smarter than your average compact sedan. It is smarter because it’s offered with some of the latest technologies Hyundai has to offer, including Hyundai SmartSense safety and Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. That means you’re getting even more value despite a more affordable price than the Corolla.

If you ever have one of those days where you just can’t seem to find your keys, you can get your day started with the help of your smartphone thanks to class-exclusive available Hyundai Digital Key. This feature allows you to lock and unlock the doors and turn the engine on. What’s more, if you share your Elantra with your partner or teen drivers, you can make copies of the Hyundai Digital Key so everyone in the family has one.

When you load up your materials for the presentation you have at noon or need to put away the groceries after your grocery run, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra makes it easier with a hands-free smart trunk release. That means you won’t have to worry about fumbling for your keys and juggling bags, which you’d have to do with the Toyota Corolla.

And when you’re in the cabin, you’ll have a more connected experience thanks to an available largest-in-class 10.25-inch touch screen. When connected to an available 10.25-inch digital instrument display, this touch-screen navigation system becomes an all-in-one, easy-to-use interface that makes you feel fully in control of your experience. Comparatively, the 2021 Toyota Corolla feels downright pedestrian.

America’s Best Warranty

If you want the reassurance that your car is going to be with you for the long haul, nobody stands by their vehicles for longer than Hyundai. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, which means you have five years or 40,000 miles’ worth of extra powertrain protection than you’d get with the Toyota Corolla.

The Elantra earns the title of America’s Best Warranty with a comprehensive package that also includes a 5-year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty as well as 24-hour Roadside Assistance for five years and unlimited miles.

Need more convincing that the 2021 Hyundai Elantra is the best sedan for your buck? Experiencing is believing. Visit Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville, Texas, and take the 2021 North American Car of the Year™ for a test drive.

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