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Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Hyundai Elantra or Toyota Corolla reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Hyundai Elantra 51 Elantras, 8.3 months of data per Elantra, average 11400 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Corolla   11 Corollas, 10.7 months of data per Corolla, average 10200 miles

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 46 Elantras, 9.5 months of data per Elantra, average 27300 miles49
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Hyundai Elantra 33 Elantras, 8.9 months of data per Elantra, average 37000 miles

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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota Corolla   15 Corollas, 8.0 months of data per Corolla, average 29700 miles

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2010 Hyundai Elantra   23 Elantras, 10.3 months of data per Elantra, average 47400 miles

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2010 Toyota Corolla 64 Corollas, 9.1 months of data per Corolla, average 46200 miles14
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Hyundai Elantra   24 Elantras, 9.6 months of data per Elantra, average 51600 miles

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2009 Toyota Corolla 45 Corollas, 8.6 months of data per Corolla, average 68300 miles25
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Hyundai Elantra 35 Elantras, 10.1 months of data per Elantra, average 74700 miles31
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Corolla   16 Corollas, 10.0 months of data per Corolla, average 68900 miles

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2007 Hyundai Elantra   23 Elantras, 9.0 months of data per Elantra, average 75900 miles

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2007 Toyota Corolla   20 Corollas, 9.3 months of data per Corolla, average 78200 miles

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2006 Hyundai Elantra   12 Elantras, 9.3 months of data per Elantra, average 87400 miles

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2006 Toyota Corolla 28 Corollas, 8.6 months of data per Corolla, average 93200 miles15
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Hyundai Elantra 26 Elantras, 9.1 months of data per Elantra, average 110800 miles76
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota Corolla 35 Corollas, 8.5 months of data per Corolla, average 109400 miles24
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Hyundai Elantra   12 Elantras, 7.7 months of data per Elantra, average 92300 miles

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2004 Toyota Corolla   14 Corollas, 7.3 months of data per Corolla, average 101800 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra   15 Elantras, 7.5 months of data per Elantra, average 114300 miles

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2003 Toyota Corolla 39 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 136600 miles48
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2002 Hyundai Elantra   15 Elantras, 7.9 months of data per Elantra, average 134900 miles

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2002 Toyota Corolla   12 Corollas, 7.9 months of data per Corolla, average 112000 miles

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2001 Toyota Corolla   17 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 150500 miles

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2000 Toyota Corolla   14 Corollas, 9.5 months of data per Corolla, average 153300 miles

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1999 Toyota Corolla   18 Corollas, 7.9 months of data per Corolla, average 143800 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Hyundai Elantra

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What Our Members Are Saying about Hyundai Elantra Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Hyundai Elantra: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With no spare, I'm not sure what will happen when I have a flat halfway between Barstow and Blythe.
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car has not had to be repaired yet, and the warranty gives me great peace of mind.
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The reputation of the Elentra provides an element of assurance
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Consumer Reports rated #1. 5 year BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY, 10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have not had any major problems with my car. It has 117,000 miles on it and it has been very reliable.
2007 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Despite having some early production problems like any newly designed car, it has never had a major issue. It has never broken down on me or left me stranded.
2006 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very few repairs.
2005 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Over 4 years and almost 28000 miles my Elantra has been exceptionally reliable. Other relatives who own Elantras like mine also report similar reliability. None of us have experienced any major issues in over 4 years of owning Elantras.
2005 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I keep very good records of every car I have ever owned. The Elantra (this will be the third one I have owned) has performed the best. The net investment (excluding maintenance, and operational costs for fuel fluids, tires etc.) was $6,500.00. The car had 63,000 miles on it when I sold it for $7.000.00 within 5 days of listing it to a private party.
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have put 55,000 miles on this car in less than 3 years, and it has not given me any trouble.
Reliability and Durability of the Hyundai Elantra: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very high rating, superb warranty, and the free rodaside assistance is great!
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Repeated trips for TPMS repair, key fob frequently locks doors unexpetedly, and on several occassions activated horn alarm when not intended.
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Cheap interior materials, knobs and buttons wear prematurely
2003 4dr Sedan 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The entire cooling system should be replaced around 100000 miles. My thermostat failed catastrophically blowing up the radiator. Everything I have seen from other owners show this is a problem too. Not a big deal as long as you plan on this and take preventative steps.

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