2017 Hyundai Elantra GT vs. 2017 Honda Civic

The Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic are fuel efficient sedans with high safety standards, as well as excellent perfection. The compact cars are in high demand due to their fuel efficiency and practicality. When comparing the Hyundai Elantra to the Honda Civic, you will find that the Hyundai Elantra has more to offer compared to its counterpart. Not only is it better made and has higher build quality, but it also has more options and features, as well as a redesign that will be liked by many.

Design & Style

The Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic have both received major styling boosts for the 2017 versions. The Honda’s styling is certainly above average, particularly compared to other vehicles in the same class. However, it has a chunky exterior that may not resonate well with some customers. The Hyundai Elantra, on the other hand, has a more subdued look compared to the previous versions. This, together with other styling tweaks to the exterior, has made it an excellent vehicle, and one that certainly is more visually appealing compared to the Honda.

In the interior, both vehicles can seat five passengers, and both have ample leg and head room even for taller than average people. However, the Hyundai Elantra manages to pull off a more refined interior design. It looks more luxurious for its price, and also has a quiet ride. The Elantra also has a roomier design, making it feel even more comfortable than usual. It features power seats for the driver, a feature missing in the Honda.

Technology & Safety

While both the Hyundai and the Honda Civic have an impressive array of technological and safety features as would be expected from a modern car, it is the Hyundai that trumps the Honda Civic. Features such as cruise control, satellite navigation and antilock braking system as well as seatbelt pre-tensioners are present for both vehicles.

However, the Hyundai has a couple of standard add-ons that make give it more value. Some of these include an advanced stability system, driver knee airbags, a driver side blind spot mirror and blind spot monitors. The Elantra is also outfitted with forward collision warning systems, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

When looked at in totality, you would be getting more value for money. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has the above gamut of safety features, as well as other technological advancements including a telescoping steering wheel, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat and a high-end audio system with 6 speakers. The touch screen audio system can be paired with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or via USB,


Performance is an obviously important element to consider when choosing between the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Elantra GT. The Honda ships with a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that churns 174 horsepower and 162 pound feet of torque. This is mated to a continuously variable transmission. The Hyundai Elantra GT, on the other hand, has a 1.6 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine producing 201 horsepower and 195 pound feet of torque, both of which are more than the Honda produces. This makes it a better performing vehicle, when you also consider that it has a 6 speed manual transmission or 7 speed DCT

The Bottom Line

These two cars might appear similarly matched, but the Hyundai Elantra GT has more to offer compared to its counterpart. By buying it, you will be getting more in terms of design and tech, at a lower price point compared to the Honda.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.