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Hyundai Elantra GT vs Toyota Corolla
She has narrowed down her choices two these two cars due to price, comfort and ride. Actually, the Hyundai was an after-thought. She had narrowed her choice to a Corolla...we overlooked the Hyundai.
* Price: wants to get a decent car, but would like to keep cost to a miminum. When her financial position improves in three years, she will trade up.
* Comfort: my mom has problems with her hips and so the flatter the seat, the better (Corolla is best in this category).
* Ride: She wants a car that rides well and does not transmit every road imperfection to the seat or steering wheel.
She has not test driven the Hyundai Hatchback yet, but will be doing so today. Therefore, she cannot confirm the ride of the Hyundai, rather, we have based our judgement on reviews etc that indicate that the ride is good on the Elantra. Personally, I like the Hyundai better than the Corolla for looks and the additional features it offers over a similarly equipped Corolla, and in Canada, the Hyundai hatchback is $100 cheaper!
Features the Hyundai has over the Corolla (CE with "C" package):
-alloy wheels, alarm, fog lamps, hatch (extra space), power and heated mirrors, leather steering and shift, larger more powerful engine. Not sure about the US, but in Canada, the warranties are the same.
Granted, the Corolla has better fuel economy and its tough to argue with its good reliability history. Both are offering competitive financing although Hyundai is offering 2.8% vs Toyota's 3.9% for four years.
Aside from the fact that the Hyundai is a hatchback and therefore offers more cargo space, does anyone have any comments about either/both of these two vehicles?
Thanks in advance.