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2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Review

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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

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2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*
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$23,600
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$23,700 to $33,950
Invoice* $21,851 $22,766 to $32,267
MPG - City 53 23 - 28
MPG - Hwy 52 33 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Toyota Corolla Hybrid than in the Hyundai Sonata, due to the Toyota Corolla Hybrid's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid as you will with the Hyundai Sonata, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Sonata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid has much less torque than the Hyundai Sonata, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Sonata. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Corolla Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Sonata, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.