Toyota Corolla Altis vs Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia


Toyota Corolla Altis, one of the hottest-selling executive sedans in the world, gets a mid-life cycle makeover and that has made the otherwise staid nameplate worth a second look. We won’t call it a looker, but the styling update has definitely made it look more striking than before. As always, it comes with the best-in-class rear seat comfort and few noteable creature comforts, but has Toyota managed to improve its driveability to make it a fantastic all-rounder? The only way to answer that is by pitching it against two of its key rivals – the Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia.

Unlike the other two sedans here, the Hyundai Elantra is a newer generation car that’s bigger and better than its predecessor in many ways. Gone are the days when you would buy a Hyundai only because it had a flourishing feature list – this one in particular, has evolved over the years and now boasts of better styling, comfortable cabin and noteworthy dynamics. But then, the moment you hear sedans and dynamics in one sentence, you can’t really ignore the Octavia. Yes, it’s gone a bit softer than the Skodas of the yesteryears, but that doesn’t make it an easy fish to catch. It can still give some hot hatches a good run for their money and doesn’t really disappoint when it comes to comfort, too.

So then, which of the three sedans with their unique characteristics deserves your money? The next five slides would help you answer that. Read on