New Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis

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The rise in popularity of SUVs and crossovers has made life a little difficult for D-Segment sedans. Demand is low and as a result, manufacturers have been shying away from bringing in any major updates or new launches. Now, though, Hyundai has decided to shake things up a little with the launch of the new generation Elantra. Toyota’s Corolla Altis continues to be its biggest rival. We compare the two sedans based on price, specifications and other essential parameters and you can read all about it in our New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis post here.

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New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – Price in India

Thanks to aggressive pricing, the Elantra undercuts the Corolla Altis is terms of price. Most diesel variants of the Elantra are more expensive than those of the Corolla. However, it should be noted that Elantra’s diesel engine is bigger and more powerful.

Diesel

Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla Altis
Variant Price in India (Ex-showroom Delhi) Variants Price in India (ex-showroom, Delhi)
S Rs. 14.79 Lakhs J Rs. 14.82 lakhs
SX Rs. 16.39 Lakhs J+ Rs. 15.02 lakhs
SX (O) Rs. 17.69 Lakhs G Rs. 16.43 lakhs
SX(O) AT Rs. 19.19 Lakhs GL Rs. 17.58 lakhs

Petrol

Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla Altis
Variant Price in India (Ex-showroom Delhi) Variants Price in India (ex-showroom, Delhi)
S Rs. 12.99 Lakhs J+ Rs. 13.79 lakhs
SX Rs. 14.79 Lakhs G Rs. 15.32 lakhs
SX AT Rs. 15.89 Lakhs G AT Rs. 16.62 lakhs
SX(O) Rs. 16.59 Lakhs GL Rs. 17.28 lakhs
SX(O) AT Rs. 17.99 Lakhs VL AT Rs. 18.67 lakhs

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New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – India Specifications Comparison

The new Hyundai Elantra comes with a 2.0-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine. Both engines are more powerful and produce more torque than the ones that power the Toyota Corolla. Also, Hyundai offers the diesel Elantra with an optional automatic transmission, something the Corolla misses out on. Toyota Corolla Altis’ 1.4 L diesel is a bit too small for a car in this segment. While it does give the car a price advantage, it affects performance severely.

Diesel

  Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla Altis
Length x Width x Height 4570 x 1800 x 1465 mm 4620 x 1775 x 1475 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm 175 mm
Kerb Weight -NA- 1270 kg
Wheel Type and Size 16-inch alloys 16-inch alloys
Boot Space 408 L 470 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Diesel 1.4 L Diesel
Power 126 bhp 87 bhp
Torque 265 Nm 205 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual/6-speed Automatic 6-speed Manual
Mileage 22.54 KMPL (MT)/18.23 KMPL (AT) 21.3 KMPL

Petrol

  Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla Altis
Length x Width x Height 4549 x 1775 x 1430 mm 4620 x 1775 x 1475 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm 175 mm
Kerb Weight -NA- 1200 kg
Wheel Type and Size 17-inch alloys 16-inch alloys
Boot Space 408 L 470 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Petrol 1.8 L Diesel
Power 150 bhp 138 bhp
Torque 196 Nm 173 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual/6-speed Automatic 6-speed Manual/CVT Automatic
Mileage 14.59 KMPL (MT)/14.62 KMPL (AT) 16.7 KMPL

In comparison, the Altis Petrol fares much better than its diesel counterpart. However, the Elantra is still more powerful and produces more torque. Both cars can be had with either a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission.

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New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – Mileage Comparison

  Petrol Diesel
New 2016 Hyundai Elantra 14.6 km/l 22.54 km/l
Toyota Corolla Altis 14.7 km/l 21.3 km/l

New 2016 Hyunda Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – Dimensions

  Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla Altis
Length 4570 mm 4620 mm
Width 1800 mm 1775 mm
Height 1465 mm 1475 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank 53 litres 55 litres
Boot Space 408 litres 470 litres

New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – Exterior Design

Most modern Hyundai’s these days get very attractive exteriors and the new Elantra is no exception. It builds on the fluidic design of the outgoing sedan infusing some maturity into its exteriors. Up front, it gets a large hexagonal chrome grille with sleek headlamps on either side. These headlamps get LED DRLs and projector units. At the back, the new Elantra gets sleeker LED tail lamps and a sharper boot lid. Although the Altis has now become a familiar face, it still looks very modern and quite appealing. The blacked out headlamps with their LED elements give it a very sporty face. At the back, it gets LED tail lamps. It is worth mentioning that Toyota will launch a facelift of the Corolla Altis next year.

New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – Interior Design

The next generation Elantra features a sportier look on the inside. The official pictures reveal that the car will get a touchscreen infotainment system and some chrome highlights around the wedge-shaped aircon vents. Much like the exteriors, the interiors of the new car look more mature and less in your face than before. The Corolla Altis gets very stylish yet a highly functional cabin that is made up of high-quality materials. Its asymmetric layout looks very modern and is likely to age very well. Corolla Altis gets a dual tone black -beige colour theme.

New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – Features

While the base models skimp out on a lot of features, the top-end trims come packed with equipment. Toyota offers the Corolla Altis with only 2 airbags. Hyundai offers 6 airbags at least in the top-spec trims. Elantra also gets ventilated seats, which the Corolla doesn’t. Therefore, the Elantra is more feature rich than the Corolla Altis.

Hyundai Elantra Toyota Corolla Altis
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Keyless Entry and Go Keyless Entry and Go
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Touchscreen Touchscreen
Airbags 6 2
ABS Yes Yes

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New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – Verdict

The biggest advantage the Toyota Corolla Altis had over the Hyundai Elantra was its price. With the launch of the new model, that advantage has all but disappeared. Also, in terms of engines, features, etc. the Elantra seems to be better than the Corolla Altis.

  • Design – Both these sedans are very good looking products. At the end of the day, it comes down to which car appeals to a person more.
  • Features – Hyundai offers the Elantra with 6-airbags. Corolla gets only two. Also, Elantra gets additional features such as cooled/heated seats.
  • Specifications – Corolla’s 1.4 L diesel is no match to the Elantra’s 1.6 L diesel. Petrol engines much closer in terms of performance.
  • Price – Hyundai has priced the Elantra very aggressively tipping the scales in its favour.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. 153 mm is max this korean can offer…its original design is much lower….. looks of a car is measured by ihow low the car is…..this beauty is meant for decent sedan travel and for cross country…pls alight creta or tuscon……..elantra is at par with honda grezig and not honda crider….leave aside city….in 2 years kia will take on city…

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