2023 Hyundai Sonata Vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla Comparison

Jim Ellis Hyundai Sonata


Get ready to see why the Sonata should be your next sedan as we compare the 2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla. Spoiler alert: the Sonata is much, much more spacious, significantly more powerful, generously equipped across safety, comfort, and technology features, and overall, a new definition of value for you to enjoy.

Read on and compare the Corolla vs. Sonata, and come on by Jim Ellis Hyundai to test drive the powerful new Hyundai Sonata.


2023 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

MPG – CITY: 23 – 28 MPG1
MPG – HWY: 33 – 38 MPG1
SEATING CAPACITY: 5 seats
CARGO SPACE: 16 Cubic Feet
ENGINE:
  • 180-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 290-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
TRANSMISSION: 8-Speed A/T, 8-speed Wet Dual-Clutch
DRIVETRAIN: Front Wheel Drive
HORSEPOWER: 180 – 290 hp
EXTERIOR LENGTH: 192.9 in
EXTERIOR WIDTH: 73.2 in
LEG ROOM:
  • Front – 46.1 in
  • Rear – 34.8 in
HEAD ROOM:
  • Front – 40.0 in
  • Rear – 37.4 – 38.4 in
2023 Toyota Corolla

MPG – CITY: 31 – 32 MPG2
MPG – HWY 40 – 41 MPG3
SEATING CAPACITY 5 seats
CARGO SPACE 13.1 Cubic Feet
ENGINE
  • 169-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
TRANSMISSION Continuously Variable, M/T
DRIVETRAIN Front Wheel Drive
HORSEPOWER 139 – 169 hp
EXTERIOR LENGTH 182.5 in
EXTERIOR WIDTH 70.1 in
LEG ROOM
  • Front 42.0 in
  • Rear 34.8 in
HEAD ROOM
  • Front 38.0 – 38.3 in
  • Rear 37.1 in


Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Corolla Performance Specs

Right away, we can see that Sonata vs. Corolla power is hardly a comparison.

Why? The pure-gasoline 2023 Toyota Corolla makes 169 from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Meanwhile, the pure-gasoline Hyundai Sonata lineup offers three engine choices, including a 180-horsepower 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder or one of two 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines making either 190 horsepower (naturally aspirated) or 290 horsepower (turbocharged).

Both of these sedans are FWD, but with the Corolla, you can only get a CVT transmission. The Sonata has either a robust eight-speed automatic transmission or a high-performance eight-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Pure-gas 2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla MPG ratings are a slight win for the Corolla. Specifically, the pure-gas Sonata delivers up to an EPA-estimated 28/38 MPG (city/highway)1 while the Corolla delivers up to an EPA-estimated 32/41 MPG (city/highway).2

However, the 192-horsepower Hyundai Sonata Hybrid delivers up to an EPA-estimated 52 MPG combined1 while the 138-horsepower Corolla Hybrid delivers up to an EPA-estimated 50 MPG combined.3

Hyundai Sonata Vs. Toyota Corolla Exterior

Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Sonata Cargo & Spaciousness

How about 2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla interior specs? The Sonata offers more.

For cargo, your new Sonata sedan has a 16 cubic foot trunk, while the Corolla sedan has a 13.1 cubic foot trunk. For passenger room, the Sonata has 104.4 cubic feet while the Corolla sedan has 88.6 cubic feet.

When you take your seat, that difference in 2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla interior room can really be felt.

As a taste, the 2023 Sonata has 46.1-inches of front and 34.8-inches of rear legroom, plus 40.0-inches of front and up to 38.4-inches of rear headroom. For comparison, even in its most spacious form, the Corolla sedan has 4.1-inches less front legroom and 1.7-inches less front headroom.

As you can see, the 2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla spaciousness comparison is a shutout that eclipses the Corolla.

Hyundai Sonata Vs. Toyota Corolla Interior

2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla Safety Features

We’ll compare the standard 2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla driver assistance features to demonstrate just how much value a new Hyundai Sonata sedan can provide. Starting things off with the base-trim Sonata SE, standard driver assistance features include:

  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian/Cyclist/Junction Turning Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • High Beam Assist
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Safe Exit Warning

Meanwhile, in the base-trim Corolla LE, the standard driver assist features include:

  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Proactive Driving Assist
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Road Sign Assist

Blind-spot and rear cross-traffic assistance is an option on the Corolla; the Sonata is the clear winner when you compare 2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla safety.

2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla Interior Features

2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla interior benefits continue to demonstrate the value of a Sonata. Here’s a taste of the Sonata SE sedan’s key standard features:

  • Six-way driver’s seat / six-way passenger’s seat
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Six-speaker sound-system
  • Rearview monitor with parking guidance

And for comparison, here’s how the Corolla LE sedan stacks up:

  • Six-way driver’s seat / Four-way passenger’s seat
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Six-speaker sound-system
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path

And as you upgrade, the Sonata can get a 10.25-inch infotainment display and a 12-speaker BoseĀ® sound system; the Corolla only has that 8-inch touchscreen and an optional nine-speaker JBL sound system.

Discover The Sonata At Jim Ellis Hyundai

Now that you’ve seen the 2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla comparison come by and see the new Sonata in person. From its spacious interior and powerful engine to available luxuries at an affordable price, this new Hyundai is ready for you; visit Jim Ellis Hyundai for a test drive.


1All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

2EPA-estimated 32 city/41 hwy/35 combined mpg rating for 2023 Corolla LE; EPA-estimated 31 city/40 hwy/34 combined mpg rating for 2023 Corolla SE and XSE. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

3EPA-estimated 53 city/46 hwy/50 combined mpg rating for 2023 Corolla Hybrid LE and Hybrid XLE; EPA-estimated 51 city/44 hwy/48 combined mpg rating for 2023 Corolla Hybrid LE AWD; EPA-estimated 50 city/43 hwy/47 combined mpg rating for 2023 Corolla Hybrid SE; EPA-estimated 47 city/41 hwy/44 combined mpg rating for 2023 Corolla Hybrid SE AWD. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

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