Comparo – 2014 Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia vs VW Jetta vs Chevy Cruze

Posted on: May 27, 2014 - 3:26pm IST

The just-launched Toyota Corolla takes on the Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia, VW Jetta and Chevrolet Cruze in the executive mid-size sedan segment. Note that this story does not compare features.

2014 Toyota Corolla Diesel vs Rivals:

2014 Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia vs VW Jetta vs Chevy Cruze

The diesel Corolla with its small 1.4-liter engine makes the least amount of power and torque in this segment, while the Cruze continues to hold on to its title of the most powerful diesel sedan in this segment. While the rivals are available with a choice of a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox, the Corolla comes only with a manual transmission.

With prices starting at INR 13.07 lakhs, the Toyota is the least expensive to buy. However, when we compare the top-end variants, the Elantra seems to offer more value for money as it comes with an automatic transmission for the INR 16.02 lakhs asking price.

2014 Toyota Corolla Petrol vs Rivals:

2014 Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia vs VW Jetta

While the Corolla and Elantra come with naturally aspirated 1.8-liter engines, the Jetta and Octavia get turbocharged 1.4-liter units (the Octavia is also available with a 1.8-liter TSI, it doesn’t figure in our comparison as it is priced at INR 18.25 lakhs).

The Corolla is available with a manual and CVT, the Elantra with manual and automatic, while the Octavia and Jetta come with manual gearboxes only. Pricing wise, the base Corolla manages to undercut its rivals by a substantial margin.

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5 thoughts on “Comparo – 2014 Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia vs VW Jetta vs Chevy Cruze

  1. Apurv says:

    thanx!! for useful reviews bout corolla…i wasnt able to decide between elantra n corolla…but reading various reviews i have dropped my plans to buy corolla…really looking for elantra only…but read somewhere dat dey r planning to launch facelifted version of elantra may be by this year…any clue on this??

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  2. Tijo says:

    Why Octavia 1.8 TSi isn’t in the comparison?
    Have you done the comparison based on the Segment or based on the Price of the cars?

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    1. Hi Tijo, the 1.8L Octavia is priced at over 18 lakhs and is more in the E Segment. Hence we have left out that variant, as stated in the article.

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  3. alex says:

    corolla is a utter rubbish joke on Indians with minimal safety features and low grade interiors, It doesnt even have rear ac vents and sky high prices for this dumb car

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    1. AutoCat says:

      Almost bought this rubbish of a car reading global reviews till I actually sat inside the VL top end automatic in India – totally second Alex’s thoughts – the most inferior quality aesthetically nightmarish interiors one could ever imagine ( Indica uses better stuff) and bomb of a price tag – The Japanese seem to be taking Indians to be fools… about time the Koreas gave them a total shove off this Market – that might wake them up to mend their ways – way to go Hyundai for respecting Indian sensibilities and putting your best foot forward – the 2014 Carolla in India totally Sucks beware unsuspecting buyers !

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