New Hyundai Elantra vs 2017 Toyota Corolla Altis

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. Last year, Hyundai decided to shake things up a little with the launch of the new generation Elantra. Toyota’s Corolla Altis, its biggest rival, recently got an upgrade as well. 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.

New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis

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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 by a significant margin. Toyota has cut down on the number of diesel variants of the Corolla on offer including the base J trim. Top end Elantra diesel manual costs more than a lakh less than the top end Corolla Altis diesel. There is a difference of around 1.8 lakh Rupees in the top end automatic petrol trims of the Elantra and Corolla, the Hyundai being cheaper.

Diesel

Hyundai ElantraToyota Corolla Altis
VariantPrice in India (Ex-showroom Delhi)VariantsPrice in India (ex-showroom, Delhi)
SRs. 14.90 LakhDGRs. 17.36 lakh
SXRs. 16.50 LakhDGLRs. 19.05 lakh
SX (O)Rs. 17.80 Lakh
SX(O) ATRs. 19.30 Lakh

Petrol

Hyundai ElantraToyota Corolla Altis
VariantPrice in India (Ex-showroom Delhi)VariantsPrice in India (ex-showroom, Delhi)
SRs. 12.99 LakhsGRs. 15.88 lakhs
SXRs. 14.90 LakhsG ATRs. 17.53 lakhs
SX ATRs. 16.00 LakhsGLRs. 18.31 lakhs
SX(O)Rs. 16.70 LakhsVL ATRs. 19.92 lakhs
SX(O) ATRs. 18.10 Lakhs

new toyota corolla altis 2017 official images

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

The 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. It doesn’t even give the car a price advantage and affects performance severely.

Diesel

 Hyundai ElantraToyota Corolla Altis
Length x Width x Height4570 x 1800 x 1465 mm4620 x 1775 x 1475 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm175 mm
Kerb Weight-NA-1270 kg
Wheel Type and Size16-inch alloys16-inch alloys
Boot Space408 L470 L
Engine Type/ Displacement1.6 L Diesel1.4 L Diesel
Power126 bhp87 bhp
Torque265 Nm205 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual/6-speed Automatic6-speed Manual
Mileage22.54 KMPL (MT)/18.23 KMPL (AT)21.3 KMPL

Petrol

 Hyundai ElantraToyota Corolla Altis
Length x Width x Height4549 x 1775 x 1430 mm4620 x 1775 x 1475 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm175 mm
Kerb Weight-NA-1200 kg
Wheel Type and Size17-inch alloys16-inch alloys
Boot Space408 L470 L
Engine Type/ Displacement2.0 L Petrol1.8 L Diesel
Power150 bhp138 bhp
Torque196 Nm173 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual/6-speed Automatic6-speed Manual/CVT Automatic
Mileage14.59 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

 PetrolDiesel
New 2016 Hyundai Elantra14.6 km/l22.54 km/l
Toyota Corolla Altis14.7 km/l21.3 km/l

New 2016 Hyunda Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – Dimensions

 Hyundai ElantraToyota Corolla Altis
Length4570 mm4620 mm
Width1800 mm1775 mm
Height1465 mm1475 mm
Wheelbase2700 mm2520 mm
Fuel Tank53 litres55 litres
Boot Space408 litres470 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 sleek LED tail lamps and a sharper boot lid. The Altis recently got a facelift that had made it look more modern and quite appealing. The sleek new headlamps with their LED DRLs give it a very sporty face. At the back, it gets LED tail lamps.

New 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis – Interior Design

The new generation Elantra features a sporty look on the inside. The car gets 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 now offers the Corolla Altis with 7 airbags. Hyundai offers 6 airbags at least in the top-spec trims. Elantra also gets ventilated seats, which the Corolla doesn’t. However, the Corolla Altis features reclining rear seats, a feature the Elantra does not get.

Hyundai ElantraToyota Corolla Altis
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingKeyless Entry and GoKeyless Entry and Go
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemTouchscreenTouchscreen
Airbags67
ABSYesYes

 

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. However, Toyota is known for its reliability.

  • 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 7. Also, Elantra gets additional features such as cooled/heated seats. Corolla gets rear reclining 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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