2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Compact cars are never going to be the life of the party. They are never going to turn the heads of random passersby on the street. But that does not mean that they don’t hold an important place in the automotive market. We should be giving them the credit they deserve. Like the friend you can always call at the drop of a hat, they are extremely reliable and will be with you til the end. Not to mention compact cars are usually a wallet-friendly purchase. Let’s take a look at two heavy-hitters in this segment, the 2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

Both compact cars are well built and worth considering if you are in the market for a new vehicle. Their lower starting price tags and fuel economy also make them both a great value for buyers. However, the 2017 Toyota Corolla may be the better purchase in this case because of the value-packed standard safety features on all trim levels. These safety features are only offered on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra’s higher trim levels and come with a higher price tag.

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2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra
28/36 fuel economy (city/hwy) 26/36
5 seating capacity 5
$18,500 starting MSRP $17,150
13.0 cubic feet cargo space 14.4 cubic feet

Safety Features in the 2017 Toyota Corolla

For many, the safety rating and safety features in a car are one of the most important things to consider in the purchase of a vehicle. While the 2017 Elantra does offer many modern safety features, they come in higher trim levels and packages for an increased price. The 2017 Corolla is following a current safety trend of Toyota’s and comes equipped with a suite of standard safety features available on all trim levels, even the base L trim. Owners of the 2017 Toyota Corolla can enjoy safety features like stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front and side airbags, driver and passenger airbags, a rearview camera, and rear-drum brakes. Also standard on the 2017 Toyota Corolla is Toyota’s safety bundle coined Toyota Safety Sense. The Toyota Safety Sense bundle includes forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, and automatic high beams. All of the above listed safety features work in unison to help everyone make it home safe in their Toyota vehicle.

Anyone interested in the 2017 Toyota Corolla can contact a member of the Lexington Toyota staff for additional information. Current availability of in-stock Toyotas, Toyota tips and tricks, and up-to-date dealership news can all be found on the Lexington Toyota website and blog.

2017 Toyota Corolla push button ignition close up
Driver of 2017 Toyota Corolla talking to friends out the window
couple walking past the 2017 Toyota Corolla on the street
2017 Toyota Corolla dashboard overview

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