2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Honda Civic

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is one of the most talked-about vehicles from the Pacific Rim today. This is mainly due to its design, which promises excellent performance and comfort as well as reliability. Over time, Hyundai has been spending more and more in research and development, and the Hyundai Elantra is one of the results of this effort. Compared to the 2016 Honda Civic, the Hyundai Elantra has a lot more to offer and would be the car to choose. Some of the reasons for this include:

Design & Style

The Honda Civic’s design primarily focuses on an angular theme, with sharply angled lights and grille. Though the vehicle looks appealing, it certainly does not beat the Hyundai Elantra, which has more presence when compared to the Honda. The Hyundai seems beefier and has a larger grille, giving it a sportier stance compared to the Honda. Overall, the Hyundai Elantra is more pleasing to the eye compared to the Honda.

The same story is replicated in the interior, with the Honda having an interior which is not exactly bad per se, but which feels boring and routine. In essence, there is very little that is special about it. The Hyundai’s interior is made of premium material and has been arranged in an intuitive manner. The result is that both passenger and driver end up feeling more comfortable, and the environment within the car feels more premium.

Technology & Safety

Being modern vehicles, the Honda and the Hyundai have some tech features that are truly amazing, including dashboard touch screens which double up as the audio system and the satellite navigation unit, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, and security features such as multiple airbags, antilock braking systems and cruise control.

However, the Hyundai seems to have much more to offer as standard. Some of the features you will miss in the Honda include keyless trunk opening, simple and intuitive integration with your other devices such as your Android phone and voice controls, a larger navigation screen and HID headlights which swivel when turning the steering wheel. The Hyundai Elantra also has extra safety features such as knee airbags for the driver as well. Pedestrian detection is also offered as an extra on the Hyundai.


The Honda Civic has a 2-liter inline-4 engine which produces 174 bhp and 2138 lb ft of torque. The Hyundai, on the other hand, has a 2-liter base engine which produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb ft of torque. Despite the power difference of about 30 horsepower in favor of the Honda, the Hyundai is still the better car to have since it is lighter, which makes up for the power shortfall. In addition to that, the more advanced stability control and suspension means that it’s sharper to drive as well. However, if you want a lot more power, you can choose from the four other engine types that can be shipped with the Hyundai Elantra, such as the sport version which produces 200 horsepower and 195 lb ft of torque.

The Bottom Line

The Hyundai Elantra is a better car than the Honda Civic in many ways, and would be the preferred choice for any driver. Not only will you have more fun driving it, but you will also find it to be more reliable and have more useful features as well.

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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
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