Toyota Corolla Altis CVT vs Hyundai Elantra Automatic vs Skoda Octavia DSG: Real World Performance Comparison
Toyota Corolla Altis CVT vs Hyundai Elantra Automatic vs Skoda Octavia DSG: Real World Performance Comparison

The quickest sedan to do the 0-100kmph stint is also the slowest from 100kmph to standstill!

Corolla Altis vs Octavia vs Elantra

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Sedans priced between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 25 lakh may not be very popular in India. However, they offer a great mix of comfort, performance and road presence. In their petrol-automatic avatars, these cars are aimed at buyers who’d like to give their chauffeurs a break and would love to get behind the wheel themselves. The Skoda OctaviaToyota Corolla Altis and the Hyundai Elantra are three such offerings that go head to head in terms of pricing and features. Naturally, we had to put them to the test to find out how they fare against each other in the real world.

  COROLLA ALTIS CVT

ELANTRA AUTOMATIC

OCTAVIA AUTOMATIC

Engine

1.8-litre petrol

2.0-litre petrol

1.8-litre petrol

Power

140PS @ 6400rpm

152PS @ 6200rpm

180PS @ 5100-6200rpm

Torque

173Nm @ 4000rpm

192NM @ 4000rpm

250Nm @ 1250-5000rpm

Transmission

7-speed CVT

6-speed AT

7-speed DSG

Fuel Economy City (tested)

11.91kmpl

9.59kmpl

9.04kmpl

Fuel Economy Highway (tested)

18.04kmpl

15.26kmpl

15.11kmpl

Acceleration and Roll-on Tests: The Octavia takes the lead

Skoda Octavia

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CAR

0-100KMPH

KICKDOWN (20-80KMPH)

Toyota Corolla Altis

11.46s

6.78s

Hyundai Elantra

10.91s

6.57s

Skoda Octavia

8.26s

5.0s

The Skoda Octavia is the most powerful sedan among the three. The high power and torque figures translate into exceptional on-road performance, with the Skoda spriniting from 0-100kmph in just 8.26s. The Elantra, on the other hand, is 2.65s slower than the Czech offering. The Corolla is the slowest of the lot as it took 11.46s to hit the 100kmph mark. The Skoda is the quickest in kickdown figures too thanks to a powerful 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol motor and a fast double-clutch gearbox. 

All that performance does come at a price though. The Skoda Octavia is the least fuel efficient of the three cars with a mileage of 9.04kmpl (city). The Corolla Altis’ reliable motor and CVT, on the other hand, help it return an impressive 11.91kmpl within the city.   

Braking: The Elantra is the clear winner here 

Hyundai Elantra

CAR

100-0KMPH

80-0KMPH

Toyota Corolla Altis

3.15s/44.08m

2.50s/28.01m

Hyundai Elantra

3.14s/41.12m

2.53s/25.89

Skoda Octavia

3.37s/47.17m

2.96s/30.20

 All three sedans in this test get disc brakes on all four corners along with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) as standard. So, it’s quite natural to expect all three cars to perform equally. However, our tests did spring a couple of surprises, with the biggest one being the fact that the quickest car of the three was, in fact, the slowest to come to a complete halt. It even needed more space than the other two for a complete stop too.

Where the Skoda took 3.37s and 47.17 metres to come to a dead halt from 100kmph, the Elantra did the same in 3.14s and 41.12 metres. The Corolla Altis came second in the test with figures of 3.15s and 44.08 metres.

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Corolla Altis vs Elantra vs Octavia

TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS (EX-SHOWROOM DELHI)

HYUNDAI ELANTRA (EX-SHOWROOM DELHI)

SKODA OCTAVIA (EX-SHOWROOM PAN-INDIA)

G CVT (Rs 17.88 lakh)

SX Automatic (Rs 16.13 lakh)

Style AT (Rs 19.63 lakh)

VL (Rs 20.01 lakh)

SX(O) Automatic (Rs 18.20 lakh)

L&K AT (Rs 22.38 lakh)

 

Source:CarDekho.com