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2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Review

New 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*
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$23,600 to $33,850
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$19,925 to $28,210
Invoice* $22,670 to $32,172 $18,830 to $26,119
MPG - City 23 - 28 29 - 31
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 36 - 40
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Sonata offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Corolla. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Corolla, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Corolla. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Corolla have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata is much wider than the Toyota Corolla, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Sonata, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota Corolla.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Corolla, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Corolla.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Corolla. The Hyundai Sonata has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Sonata than that of the Toyota Corolla.