Who has the Right Sedan to Meet the Needs of Tennessee? Twin City Hyundai is Here to Investigate!

The right sedan can be an excellent and affordable means of transportation, but not all are entirely alike. When shopping for sedans, often times you might have to choose between a safe SUV, an affordable one, or a convenient and entertaining one. Here at Twin City Hyundai, we are here to tell you that those attributes do not have to be mutually-exclusive with the 2018 Hyundai Elantra! This spacious and convenient sedan is a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and features just the right blend of practicality and fun for a lot less! However, we know you might not be completely convinced by just a few short words, so for the smart shoppers like you, we conducted some research and compared this sedan side-by-side against some other well-known competitors of this sedan class, so you can decide for yourself which is more important for your needs and your future! Let us explore some of the best features of the Hyundai Elantra and how it stacks up against some of its worthy competitors: the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Nissan Sentra!

Our Hyundai dealership in Alcoa, Tennessee is proudly serving Sevierville and we are ready to help find you your next convenient sedan!

Hyundai Elantra vs Toyota Corolla

We begin our comparisons with the Toyota Corolla, one of the most well-known sedans of the Toyota brand. While Toyota models are known for their efficiency and style, this particular model falls short of the Hyundai Elantra in a few important ways.

  • When it comes to pricing, you will find that the Hyundai Elantra begins at a much more comfortable starting price of $16,950, making negotiation a lot simpler. The Toyota Corolla begins at $18,600, which is over $1,500 more than the Hyundai Elantra.
  • For your safety and convenience, the Hyundai Elantra comes available with a number of convenience features in all trim levels, so you never have to feel like you are missing out on anything important, no matter which you choose! Such features include remote keyless entry with a panic button, an available auto-dimming rearview mirror, available compass, and an available HomeLink Universal Garage Door Opener. These features are all unavailable on the base trim levels of the Toyota Corolla.

Hyundai Elantra vs Honda Civic

  • The Hyundai Elantra has a few additional entertainment features, in all of its trim levels, over the Honda Civic, such as a CD Player, CD/MP3 player, and an iPod jack for your smartphone or mobile device. These features are unavailable from the base trim level of the Honda Civic and must be upgraded with a higher trim level.
  • The starting price of the Hyundai Elantra is almost $2,000 cheaper than the Honda Civic and the warranties of the Elantra extend a lot further as well, giving you protection of the powertrain components for 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The Powertrain Warranty of the Honda Civic covers this sedan for five years or 60,000 miles.

Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Sentra

  • In terms of interior space, both the Nissan Sentra and the Hyundai Elantra are pretty evenly matched with their passenger volume. However, the Elantra has a lot more room to offer your passengers in the back seat with 37.3 inches of head room, 55.3 of shoulder room, and up to 52 inches of hip room. The Nissan Sentra falls short, with about 36.7 inches of rear head room, 43.9 inches of shoulder room, and 50.1 inches of hip room.
  • As is the case with many other Hyundai models, the engine of the Elantra sedan gives you a fantastic blend of fuel efficiency and speed. The I4 engine of the Elantra generates about 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque as it drives from Knoxville to Maryville and features a fuel capacity of 14 gallons. The I4 engine of the Nissan Sentra generates 130 horsepower, 128 pound-feet of torque, and its fuel capacity is about 13.2 gallons.

Your Next Sedan is Right Here in Alcoa!

While all of these sedans are worthy challengers to the Hyundai Elantra, they fall short in a lot of important ways, especially when it comes to efficiency, speed, space, and convenience. The Hyundai Elantra allows you to have everything you need in your next car for a lot less, and it is right here for you at Twin City Hyundai, so schedule a test drive and come see us here in Alcoa, TN today! We're located less than an hour outside of Pigeon Forge at 3024 Alcoa Highway in Alcoa, TN. See you soon!


Twin City Hyundai

3024 Alcoa Highway
Directions Alcoa, TN 37701

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