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2021 Toyota Corolla vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Toyota Corolla vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

The automobile market is saturated with quite a few amazing sedans. However, the 2021 Toyota Corolla is perhaps one of the most popular among them. The vehicle has an excellent exterior design, which is complemented by its features and performance metrics. However, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata is another sedan that has made quite a name for itself for being affordable and engine performance. Therefore, if you are interested in learning which sedan is the better of the two, we at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury in Salisbury, MD, have this comparison page that you should check out.

2021 Toyota Corolla


2021 Hyundai Sonata

L, LE, Hybrid LE, SE, SE Nightshade Edition, SE Apex Edition, XLE, XSE, XSE Apex Edition Trim Levels SE, SEL, SEL Plus, N Line, Limited
$20,025 Starting MSRP $23,700
1.8-Liter Engine Displacement 2.5-Liter
30 mpg/38 mpg Fuel Economy (City/Highway) 28 mpg/38 mpg

Which Sedan Should You Buy: 2021 Toyota Corolla or 2021 Hyundai Sonata?

The 2021 Toyota Corolla and the 2021 Hyundai Sonata are quite equally matched in some areas. However, it is evident from the table above that the 2021 Toyota Corolla has more trim levels than the 2021 Hyundai Sonata, which results in more options for the buyers. Moreover, the Toyota Corolla base trim has a starting MSRP that is lower than that of the Hyundai Sonata. Hence, if you have budget constraints, it is better for you to opt for the 2021 Toyota Corolla.

In terms of engine specifications, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata SE is equipped with a 2.5-liter Inline 4-cylinder engine that puts out 191 horsepower. On the other hand, the 2021 Toyota Corolla L has a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that generates 139 horsepower. Hence, the Hyundai Sonata certainly has the edge over the Toyota Corolla as far as engine power is concerned. However, the 2021 Toyota Corolla has a city and a highway fuel economy rating of 30 mpg and 38 mpg, respectively, while the 2021 Hyundai Sonata gives you a city and a highway mileage rating of 28 mpg and 38 mpg, respectively. Therefore, the Toyota Corolla should be your choice of a sedan if you are looking for better fuel consumption optimization.

As far as the infotainment system is concerned, both sedans come with features, such as Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, a touchscreen display with navigation, and much more. However, the 2021 Toyota Corolla has additional features like Amazon Alexa, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth Connectivity, and SiriusXM® as standard features.

Therefore, while the 2021 Hyundai Sonata is an excellent sedan, the 2021 Toyota Corolla is better than the two sedans.

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