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Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Yaris Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Hyundai Elantra or Toyota Yaris 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 Yaris truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Yaris reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Yaris 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 Yaris 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  
2013 Hyundai Elantra 55 Elantras, 8.6 months of data per Elantra, average 13500 miles15
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Hyundai Elantra 43 Elantras, 9.6 months of data per Elantra, average 30900 miles43
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Hyundai Elantra 32 Elantras, 8.7 months of data per Elantra, average 39500 miles

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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Hyundai Elantra   23 Elantras, 9.3 months of data per Elantra, average 49800 miles

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2010 Toyota Yaris   21 Yarises, 9.6 months of data per Yaris, average 51400 miles

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2009 Hyundai Elantra   23 Elantras, 9.9 months of data per Elantra, average 54500 miles

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2009 Toyota Yaris   19 Yarises, 8.8 months of data per Yaris, average 61100 miles

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 35 Elantras, 10.1 months of data per Elantra, average 73600 miles24
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Yaris 40 Yarises, 10.4 months of data per Yaris, average 71200 miles23
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Hyundai Elantra 25 Elantras, 9.0 months of data per Elantra, average 81000 miles

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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Yaris 45 Yarises, 9.0 months of data per Yaris, average 96900 miles38
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Hyundai Elantra   13 Elantras, 9.2 months of data per Elantra, average 97200 miles

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 25 Elantras, 9.7 months of data per Elantra, average 113800 miles64
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Hyundai Elantra   10 Elantras, 8.5 months of data per Elantra, average 104100 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra   17 Elantras, 7.9 months of data per Elantra, average 109000 miles

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2002 Hyundai Elantra   15 Elantras, 7.7 months of data per Elantra, average 148200 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
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 Yaris

Toyota Yaris Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its a Toyota, simple as that. They are built to last.
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I am a stickler on maintenance and was very disappointed on the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice! I was not given any reason why this would happened but so far since the last repair it seems all is fine. I change my own oil and was able to notice the problem way before it was serious as I notice an oozing of manual transmission oil around this drive shaft. I have not been able to find this is a common problem though.
2009 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have not had a single problem with the car in the first seven months of ownership. Put gas in, change the oil and it just goes.
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Have owned this car for almost three years. NO need to go to the shop at all (oil changes and other routine maintenance has been done at home).
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had 3 Toyotas now and all have been trouble free for over 150,000km.
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Know others who own Toyotas and all are very happy.
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Other than a few minor warranty problems the car is solid.
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It has a good reputation. I have known many Toyotas to have well over 250,000 miles on them without so much as minor maintenance and a few small repairs.
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Many years history of solid red dots on Consumer Reports Reliability Survey.
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
This car uses the tried and true 1NZ-FE engine and 2nd generation of the C50 transmission, both of which can take a licking and keep on ticking. It enjoys the typical and legendary Toyota legacy of reliability.
Toyota Yaris Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
As stated only problem was the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice.