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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.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Hyundai Elantra   14 Elantras, 6.9 months of data per Elantra, average 4800 miles

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2014 Toyota Corolla 29 Corollas, 5.9 months of data per Corolla, average 8200 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Hyundai Elantra 58 Elantras, 9.2 months of data per Elantra, average 18700 miles22
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Corolla   15 Corollas, 7.0 months of data per Corolla, average 20800 miles

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 39 Elantras, 8.7 months of data per Elantra, average 38600 miles42
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Hyundai Elantra 28 Elantras, 9.4 months of data per Elantra, average 48700 miles

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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota Corolla   15 Corollas, 7.7 months of data per Corolla, average 33300 miles

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2010 Hyundai Elantra   22 Elantras, 8.7 months of data per Elantra, average 57600 miles

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2010 Toyota Corolla 69 Corollas, 9.0 months of data per Corolla, average 53700 miles25
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Hyundai Elantra 26 Elantras, 9.0 months of data per Elantra, average 58400 miles36
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota Corolla 43 Corollas, 9.1 months of data per Corolla, average 71100 miles31
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Hyundai Elantra 36 Elantras, 8.9 months of data per Elantra, average 75300 miles19
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Corolla   20 Corollas, 8.2 months of data per Corolla, average 74800 miles

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2007 Hyundai Elantra   22 Elantras, 9.2 months of data per Elantra, average 86100 miles

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2007 Toyota Corolla   20 Corollas, 9.9 months of data per Corolla, average 88300 miles

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2006 Hyundai Elantra   16 Elantras, 9.3 months of data per Elantra, average 99600 miles

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2006 Toyota Corolla 28 Corollas, 8.5 months of data per Corolla, average 108500 miles20
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Hyundai Elantra 26 Elantras, 8.4 months of data per Elantra, average 123000 miles60
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota Corolla 34 Corollas, 9.2 months of data per Corolla, average 118100 miles38
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Hyundai Elantra   11 Elantras, 6.3 months of data per Elantra, average 107300 miles

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2004 Toyota Corolla   16 Corollas, 7.7 months of data per Corolla, average 129300 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra   14 Elantras, 8.6 months of data per Elantra, average 115200 miles

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2003 Toyota Corolla 33 Corollas, 9.8 months of data per Corolla, average 147400 miles70
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Hyundai Elantra   14 Elantras, 6.1 months of data per Elantra, average 143100 miles

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2002 Toyota Corolla   12 Corollas, 8.1 months of data per Corolla, average 116700 miles

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2001 Toyota Corolla   20 Corollas, 7.8 months of data per Corolla, average 157100 miles

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2000 Toyota Corolla   13 Corollas, 7.0 months of data per Corolla, average 149400 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 the Reliability and Durability of the Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Reliability and Durability: 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.
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The electrical systems on this car are a problem. We have experienced many instances of the car not starting and having electrical problems that the dealer cannot find or repair. In addition, the engine makes a loud clicking sound when first started that goes away after about 10 minutes. It did not do this when new, and the dealer would not make this issue go away. Finally, the ride is harsh and bumpy. Like driving a large truck.
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.
Hyundai Elantra Reliability and Durability: 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
2006 0 I have had innumerable problems with this car. I have had a cracked radiator, a dead alternator, 3 malfunctioning power steering pumps, an exhaust leak, and have replaced the front wheel bearings. These are just SOME of the repairs I've incurred in just the last 2 years!
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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have given it a thrashing and nothing has broken. It is a Toyota so it probably wont be breaking any time soon. Interior components arent top of the line, but they are tough. Seat is firm and will likely last a good while.
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The most reliable car in its category.
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This will be the 5TH Toyota that I have owned and all of them have given great service & reliability
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Nothing has broken yet, even after hitting a snow bank it was able to drive 15km home.
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
60000 miles on odometer, only regular oil and oil filter changes (every 5000-6000 miles ) and air filter (once) so far. Start in the morning and then keep going
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not a single problem yet (1 year)
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
As I said before... the reliability and durability of this car has amazed me so far - 70K miles and 5 years.
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Corolla has proven to be the most reliable car in Canada for many years. I owned other Toyotas before and was exteremly happy with the cost of ownership over a long period of time.
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Bullet-proof reputation, ease & cost of maintenance
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Owned for two years now, no repairs!
Toyota Corolla Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Had lots of wear on car and recent Toyota reliability reports made it risky to buy a Toyota even though I had reliable Toyota for years. Might buy one again when their are stable reliablity trend.
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I am concerned about the EPS and the new engine design. Although some have disliked the EPS, the jury is still out for me. Plus, will it be reliable long-term? Also, I have read about some oil consumption problems. Hmm ...