2017 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2017 Honda Civic

Shopping for a sensible hatchback might seem like a herculean task these days, due to the proliferation of many of them from different manufacturers. However, it’s easy to spot the very best by simply looking at the details, and the 2017 Honda Civic and the 2017 Hyundai Veloster come across as some of the best when this is done. Car enthusiasts might initially have a hard time figuring out which one to get, but having a closer look at the statistics and features will show that the Hyundai is head and shoulders above the Honda Civic. These are some of the features that make the Hyundai outstanding.

Design & Style

There has never been a hatchback Honda Civic, and the new 2017 version did not disappoint when it debuted. In terms of design, however, the Honda has features that sharply divide the opinions of most car enthusiasts. The exterior has a design that makes it look garish, and some have described it as childish. This is on account of the overdone design elements, such as the aggressive and unconventional front end. The fact that it only seats 4 is also a disadvantage for the Honda, despite the fact that it tries to make up for this with amenities such as dual zone climate control and a sunroof as standard.

The Hyundai Veloster has a more grown-up exterior, and is preferable by many. The interior also outclasses the Honda’s. It has more space and can seat 5 instead of 4, and it also features amenities such as air conditioning, a moonroof, power windows and power door locks as well.

Technology & Safety

The Honda Civic is surprisingly light on technology, only offering items such as air conditioning and power windows in a world where most car buyers consider this the bare minimum. The same story can be said of the safety of the Honda, which is provided by basic technologies such as ABS, driver and passenger airbags.

The Hyundai Veloster has more to offer in terms of technology and safety when compared to the Honda. Some of the extra tech elements include traction control and cruise control in addition to the basic safety features such as ABS. You will definitely feel much safer in the Hyundai compared to the Honda.


The base Honda Civic hatchback ships with a 2.0-liter engine producing 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. The Hyundai, on the other hand, ships with a 1.6-liter engine producing 132 horsepower and 120 lb-ft of torque. Despite the power differential of around 30 horsepower, the Hyundai is lighter than the Honda. This makes it faster, easier to control, more economical and more fun to drive compared to the Honda.

The Bottom Line

Whether you just need a vehicle to take you from point A to point B or are a true petrol-head, the Hyundai Veloster is the better investment. It covers more of what any type of driver might need 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.