Compare The New Toyota Corolla vs Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Kia & Ford Competitors

See How the 2018 Toyota Corolla Stacks Up Against Top Competitors Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra!

The 2018 Toyota Corolla hits the streets of greater Phoenix, Arizona in style. Car shoppers keep in mind, though, that there are lots of competitors who also keep up with automotive and stylistic trends just as well, with many similar new features and pros and cons. Below, we lay out for you how the 2018 Toyota Corolla compares to some of its top competitors: the 2018 Honda Civic, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, 2018 Ford Focus, and more! Compare them for yourself and decide which sedan model is best for you!

Versus Honda Civic

The 2018 Toyota Corolla vs. The Honda Civic

The 2018 Toyota Corolla offers efficiency, comfort, and convenience that keep it among the best compact cars on the market. With a lower starting MSRP and more safety features than the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla beats out the competition.

What does the Toyota Corolla have that the Honda Civic doesn't?

Compare Power and Performance

  • The 2018 Toyota Corolla comes standard with a continuously variable transmission that gives Peoria drivers a smoother commute over the standard six-speed manual transmission of the Honda Civic.
  • The cars have similar efficiency metrics, but you'll spend less time at the pump with the Toyota Corolla's greater cruising range than the Honda Civic.

Compare Technology and Safety Features

  • We know Tempe drivers love blasting their favorite tunes, which is why the 2018 Toyota Corolla comes standard with an AUX input, MP3 player, and CD Player as well as six speakers. You won't find these features in any Honda Civic, and it only has four speakers standard.
  • Making sure drivers are comfortable is more than just seats and leg room. The standard Toyota Safety Sense package features lane keep assist and dynamic radar cruise control to help you around Glendale. These features cost extra in the Honda Civic.
  • The Toyota Corolla also comes standard with a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and front knee airbags. The Honda Civic offers neither.

Compare Trims and Available Options

  • Both the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic have six trim levels.
  • Most available options in the Honda Civic are features such as the safety suite that come standard in the 2018 Toyota Corolla.
  • Enjoy the Phoenix skyline in each trim of the Toyota Corolla with an available power sunroof, which isn't offered in every trim of the Honda Civic.

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Versus Hyundai Elantra

The 2018 Toyota Corolla vs. The Hyundai Elantra

All the features, standard and optional, found throughout the 2018 Toyota Corolla help to make your Glendale commute easier and safer. The Toyota Corolla is a perfect blend of the best features found on other compact cars.

How does it compare to the Hyundai Elantra?

Compare Power and Performance Specs

  • The 2018 Toyota Corolla comes standard with a 1.8-liter engine. This engine in the base model gets better fuel efficiency than the base model Hyundai Elantra.
  • The Toyota Corolla has a lower curb weight than the Hyundai Elantra, which means you'll feel the horsepower more, even though they have similar specs.
  • The continuously variable transmission in the Toyota Corolla gives you a smoother ride and better efficiency.

Compare Technology and Safety Features

  • Toyota Safety Sense comes standard in the 2018 Toyota Corolla. This package includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and dynamic radar cruise control that help you navigate cities like Phoenix.
  • These feature can only be found on one trim of the Hyundai Elantra and even then they cost extra.
  • The driver-assist technology and 10 airbags of the Toyota Corolla earned it a 5-star overall safety rating. The Hyundai Elantra only received a 4-star rating.
  • Tempe drivers enjoy a standard back-up camera, aux jack, and voice activated controls in each trim of the Toyota Corolla, which can't be said about the Hyundai Elantra.

Compare Available Special Options and Trims

  • Both the 2018 Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra come in six trim levels, which add features or in the case of the Eco trims, efficiency that Peoria drivers will love.
  • Most of the special options found in the Hyundai Elantra, like a USB port for easy connectivity, are standard in the Toyota Corolla.

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Versus Nissan Sentra

Why is the 2017 Toyota Corolla a Better Car than the Nissan Sentra?

Are you searching for a stylish, sporty and feature-packed car that doesn’t cost a ton of money? Then, the new 2017 Toyota Corolla is undoubtedly the perfect car for your daily driving demands!

The 2017 Corolla remains a practical choice for Phoenix drivers by providing road-tested durability, cash-saving value and spotless safety ratings. Of course, the Corolla also possesses eye-catching style, confident road manners and an upscale, modern interior cabin. It’s for those reasons and more that the 2017 Corolla is simply a better car than competitors like the 2017 Nissan Sentra!

Toyota and safety always goes hand-in-hand and that’s evident in the 2017 Corolla. In fact, the Corolla is the only car in its class to come standard with advanced safety options like lane departure alert and pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. As a result, the Corolla was awarded an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ while the Sentra failed to achieve the same safety grade.

While safety comes first, the 2017 Corolla is also designed for your comfort and connectivity during every mile. The surprisingly-spacious Corolla actually provides far more passenger room than the Nissan Sentra. Additionally, the Corolla is also equipped with more standard tech features like Toyota Entune system with Siri Eyes Free and a 6.1-inch touchscreen. You’ll have to pay more money for similar features in the Sentra.

Lastly, the 2017 Corolla has always been and remains a fuel efficiency leader. With a CVT, the Corolla Eco model achieves up to 40/30 mpg hwy/city, which are among the best in its class. For its part, the Sentra provides up to 38 mpg on highways!

Whether it’s in terms of value, capability or comfort, the 2017 Corolla outclasses the Sentra from top to bottom. If the 2017 Corolla has piqued your interest, then you simply visit Avondale Toyota at our Avondale, AZ showroom to apply for auto financing and get started on a test drive today!

Highlights of 2017 Toyota Corolla vs. Nissan Sentra in Greater Phoenix

  • Corolla won an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. The Sentra failed to do so.
  • Corolla’s standard safety features include lane departure alert and a pre-collision system. These features aren’t standard in the Sentra or any other car in its class.
  • Corolla Eco model provides better max fuel economy ratings than Sentra (40/30 mpg hwy/city vs. 37/29).
  • Corolla is equipped with Toyota's Entune infotainment system, Siri Eyes Free for iPhone and a touchscreen display. None of these features are standard in the Sentra.
  • Enjoy more passenger room in the Corolla (97.1 cubic ft.) compared to the Sentra (95.9).

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Versus Ford Focus

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. Ford Focus: What's the Preferred Car for Phoenix Drivers?

If you're seeking a stylish, sporty and feature-rich car, look no further than the new and improved 2017 Toyota Corolla!

The Corolla stands out from competitors with its spotless safety record, efficient performance and a well-appointed cabin. The Corolla also possesses chiseled good looks and a bevy of next-gen tech features to satisfy your driving demands. All totaled, the Corolla proves to be a better car than the likes of the Ford Focus for drivers around Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Peroia and Avondale, AZ. Keep reading below to see why:

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

  • Toyota Corolla provides better fuel efficiency ratings than the Ford Focus (35/27 mpg hwy/city against 34/25).
  • Corolla is available in an Eco model that boosts gas mileage up to 40 mpg. The Focus isn't offered in a similar model.
  • Corolla is equipped with a fuel-saving CVT as a standard feature while it's not available in the Focus.

Safety and Technology Features

  • Corolla's standard safety features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, lane departure alert and lane keep assist. None of these features are standard in the Focus.
  • Corolla earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ and Superior rating in front crash prevention. The Focus failed to achieve the same safety standard in both categories.
  • Stay connected with Corolla's Entune infotainment system that includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users. Drivers must pay more money for similar features in the Focus.
  • Optimize performance with Corolla's 4.2-inch instrument cluster that provides real-time performance data. No similar feature is available in the Focus.

Features and Special Editions

  • Corolla stands out with a LED headlights, a rear spoiler and additional stylish elements. Similar features aren't included in the base Ford Focus.
  • Find added comfort in the Corolla, which provides significantly more passenger space than the Focus (97.5 cubic ft. vs. 90.7).
  • Corolla is available in a 50th Anniversary Special Edition, which includes 17-inch alloy wheels, black cherry interior accents, special edition floor mats and more!

As you can see, the 2017 Corolla outclasses and outperforms the Ford Focus across the board. Learn more about the 2017 Corolla when you visit Avondale Toyota in Avondale to arrange for a test drive today!

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Versus Kia Forte

Discover the Benefits of the Latest Toyota Corolla as Compared to the Kia Forte

Do you have your heart set on acquiring a compact sedan that can offer a balance between budget-conscious value and class-leading fuel efficiency? As the local Avondale solution for finding a new or pre-owned Toyota model, our team at Avondale Toyota Scion has found that the Toyota Corolla is eager to stand out for first-time buyers and long-time enthusiasts alike. Even among its peers, like the Kia Forte, the Corolla is eager to prove its worth as a stylish and comfortable option in the nearby Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, or Peoria areas.

  • While the performance of the Corolla compact sedan doesn't match up directly with the midsize Forte sedan, it is able to achieve an exceptional fuel economy that Kia's model can't match. With its 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, the Corolla can peak with an EPA-estimated 30 city and 40 highway mpg. Meanwhile, the best that the Forte can achieve is an estimated 29 city and 38 highway mpg.
  • Despite being in the smaller class of the two models, the Corolla manages to offer its passengers an additional two cubic feet of interior volume than the Kia Forte. While its compact size is more evident in the truck space, we're certain that local drivers will have few complaints with the interior compared to the Forte.
  • With five trim levels available in both models, interested customers will find themselves with similar experiences while exploring the options available. If you have your heart set on claiming the best deal available, then the Corolla XSE will maximize your savings with its $22,680 price tag - which proves to be more budget-friendly than the $23,690 MSRP of the Forte5 SX.

Does the latest Toyota Corolla seem to stand out as a stronger choice for your next vehicle? If so, then our new inventory is the local resource to trust for finding your next model as soon as possible. Settle on the right time to make the trip and meet with us at 10005 West Papago Freeway today!

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