Elantra 1.6 Vs Corolla Altis 1.6 SE Vs Yaris ATIV X CVT 1.5 Vs Alsvin 1.5L DCT

Elantra 1.6 Vs Corolla Altis 1.6 SE Vs Yaris ATIV X CVT 1.5 Vs Alsvin 1.5L DCT

Hyundai has launched Elantra 1.6 in Pakistan at a price of Rs.4,299,000. Many people are curious to know whether it would be worth paying this much for this car. For this purpose, we are here with its comparison with other sedans. 

In this blog, we will cover Elantra’s comparison with its main competitors like Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 Special Edition. In addition, we will compare this new sedan with other cheaper sedans like Yaris (top variant) and Alsvin (top variant). This will further help you appreciate whether it is a value for money car or not. 

Price comparison

Here is the price comparison of the variants we are comparing here.

1.6L Hyundai Elantra price in Pakistan1.6L AT Toyota Corolla Altis Special Edition (SE) Price in Pakistan1.5L Yaris ATIV X CVT Price in Pakistan1.5L Changan Alsvin DCT Lumiere price in Pakistan

*These are ex-factory prices and actual prices will be higher after including taxes, duties, and other charges.

As can be seen, the price of Elantra 1.6 and Corolla Altis 1.6 SE is almost identical. However, there is a significant difference between the prices of Elantra, Yaris, and Alsvin. Let us see if this price difference is justified.

Body and specifications

SpecificationsHyundai Elantra 1.6L GLToyota Corolla AT 1.6 SEToyota Yaris 1.5L ATIV X CVTChangan Alsvin 1.5L DCT Lumiere
Length (mm)4620 4620 4425 4390 
Width (mm)1800 1775 1730 1725 
Height (mm)1450147514751468
Wheelbase (mm)2700270025502535
Luggage Compartment Capacity (L)407470476
Minimum Turning Radius (m)
Ground Clearance (mm)151175 175151
Wheel and tyre16” Alloy Wheel 215/55R1616″ Aluminum Alloy Wheels 205 /55R1615″ Aluminum Alloy Wheels 185/60R1515″ Aluminum Alloy Wheels 185/55 R15

As Elantra and Corolla are C segment cars, they have more width, length, and wheelbase than other two cars. However, Elantra’s height is the shortest and that might be a concern for many. Corolla Altis 1.6 and Yaris beat Elantra and Alsvin in ground clearance.

Engine and Performance

Elantra vs Corolla vs Yaris vs Alvin, where the engine and performance stands? To get the answer, let us see the following table.

SpecificationsHyundai Elantra 1.6L GLToyota Corolla AT 1.6SEToyota Yaris 1.5L ATIV X CVTChangan Alsvin 1.5L DCT Lumiere
Displacement (cc)1591159814961480
Max Power 94 kW or 126 hp @6300 rpm90 kW or 120 hp @6000 rpm79 kW or 105.9 hp @6000 rpm105 hp
Max Torque 155 N.m @4850 rpm154N.m @5200 rpm140 N.m @4200 rpm145 N.m
Fuel SystemMPiSequential Multi-port Fuel Injection (SFI)Sequential Multi-port Fuel Injection (SFI)MPFI 
Transmission6-Speed A/T4 Speed Automatic(Super ECT)7 Speed Continuous Variable Transmission5 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Fuel Tank Capacity50L55L42L40L

This table shows that the Elantra 1.6 has the best power output. Corolla 1.6 SE has a bit larger engine size but the power output is less than the Elantra.

Fuel economy comparison

Hyundai Elantra 1.6L GL fuel efficiencyToyota Corolla AT 1.6SE fuel efficiencyToyota Yaris 1.5L ATIV X CVT fuel efficiencyChangan Alsvin 1.5L Lumiere fuel efficiency
12-16 km/l11-14 km/l14-16 km/l12-15 km/l

*It is important to note that these values are not official but based on various user reviews. The actual fuel consumption of these cars may vary depending upon various factors such as driving style, conditions, etc.

This table shows that despite being a 1.6L engine car, the Elantra gives good mileage. However, it is the Toyota Yaris that gives the best mileage in this comparison.

Battle of comfort features

Want to know where Elantra, Corolla, Yaris, and Alsvin stand in terms of comfort levels?

Comfort FeaturesHyundai Elantra 1.6L GLToyota Corolla AT 1.6SEToyota Yaris 1.5L ATIV X CVTChangan Alsvin 1.5L DCT Lumiere
Climate ControlX
Instrument ClusterSupervision w/ 4.2″ TFT LCD4.2″ color TFT LCD4.2″ color TFT LCD2 TFTs (Left and right of an Analogue speedometer)
Parking BrakeHand brakeHand brakeHand brake
Display screen8-inch9-inch6.8-inch7-inch
Infotainment SystemBluetooth, USB, AUX, MyHyundai ApplicationNAV Ready, BT, MP3, CD Option, USB, Mirror Link, Radio and AUX ConnectivityAdvanced Bluetooth, 2 phones handsfree ready, 5 phones seamless music streaming, MP3, DVD/VCD Playable, USB, 2 way wired Mirror Link, Radio and AUX ConnectivityBluetooth, USB, AUX
Rear AC VentilationXXX
Steering Wheel adjustmentTilt & telescopicTilt & telescopicTilt
Seats MaterialHi-fabricFabricPremium Fabric with Stitch DesignFaux leather 
Height Adjustable SeatDriver onlyDriver only
Rearview cameraX
Cruise ControlXXX

As expected, Elantra stands out. However, Alsvin is not too far behind with a sunroof, rear camera, cruise control, and Faux leather seats.

Are they all equally safe?

Let us see the safety features of Elantra vs Alsvin vs Corolla vs Yaris.

Safety FeaturesHyundai Elantra 1.6L GLToyota Corolla AT 1.6SEToyota Yaris 1.5L ATIV X CVTChangan Alsvin 1.5L DCT Lumiere
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Air Bags2222
Hill Start Assist SystemXXX
Vehicle Stability ControlXXX

Surprisingly, Yaris came out the winner in this comparison. It is disappointing as Elantra and Corolla are pricier and have almost the same safety features as Alsvin. However, Toyota Yaris has an edge due to hill start assist and vehicle stability control features.

Final verdict

Elantra surely is a powerful C segment sedan. But it has less ground clearance as compared to Yaris and Corolla. And though it has more comfort features than the rest, some of these features are available in Alsvin as well. And no, it is not the safest of them all – Yaris is.  

In this comparison, there is no one who is a clear winner. However, it is clear that the new Elantra 1.6 would have been a better option if it was launched at a lower price (Rs.3.7M-4M). At the price of Rs.4.3M, new Elantra seems overpriced as compared to the other sedans.

What are your thoughts on the price-to-features ratio of the new Elantra 1.6? Tell us in the comment section. 

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4 responses to “Elantra 1.6 Vs Corolla Altis 1.6 SE Vs Yaris ATIV X CVT 1.5 Vs Alsvin 1.5L DCT”

  1. At same price tag definatly altis is better choice

    If elantra wants to create market they need to reduce price

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