2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Honda Civic

With the stakes getting higher and higher for car manufacturing companies, the market has never been as competitive as what we are seeing today in Springfield, PA. The internal and external features of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2017 Honda Civic, for example, must be studied to realize the difference between the two, and why users will prefer the Elantra to the Civic. Here is a brief comparison of the two.

Design & Style

Since 2017, Honda Civic has undergone dramatic redesign. The front exterior features an aggressive bumper; the siding has a deep-channel groove along and also features a sabretooth-shaped taillight. The LED head and running lights, fog lights and 17-inch wheels are also an additional cool feature. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra features smaller 16-inch alloy wheels. However, the larger hexagonal trim at the front end of the car, coupled with the athletic chisel-shaped molding at the rear end of the Elantra give it a sportier look. The angry, narrow-slit LED headlights and the daytime running lights are also a favorite for many customers.

For the interior, the 2017 Civic features a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple/Android auto compatibility, climate and cruise control, heated front seats, push-button start, leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering for the driver’s comfort. The 2018 Elantra however, comes with cool additions to the above features, with added heated rear seats options, an upgraded Infinity premium system for audio functionalities as well as an 8-inch touchscreen for your displays.

Technology & Safety

Airbags, emergency braking enhancements, collision and lane departure warnings are common features to look into when you are about to purchase a car. Both vehicles seem to score highly in this area, but a deeper comparison will show that the 2017 Honda Civic includes backup cameras, tire pressure monitors, forward collision and lane departure warnings, which are really ideal features for a hatchback or sedan.

However, if you are looking for safety in a car, you would not mind having, in addition to the above, a lane keep assist, cruise control and blind-spot monitoring, all of which feature in the 2018 Hyundai Elantra.


With somewhat a higher torque, the Honda Civic’s engine transmits 158-hp to its wheel, compared to the Elantra’s 147-hp. Both have a 2.0-liter engine under their hoods with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options. However the Elantra is better placed if you are looking to economize on fuel. In fact the Elantra’s Eco version achieves a 29/38 mpg, thanks to reduced engine capacity and seamless transmission.

The turning radius of the Honda Civic is also larger than that of the Hyundai Elantra. This means that if you are looking for a car that easily maneuvers tight spots, then Elantra is the way to go.

The Bottom Line

A few features make the 2018 Hyundai Elantra a favorite in comparison with the 2017 Honda Civic. Agreeably, the Civic pushes greater torque and also has come a long way in redesigning its exterior body features, but when it comes to fuel economy, tech features and general interior and exterior designs, the Elantra easily becomes a winner.

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If you live in and around Springfield, PA, and are interested in purchasing a car that adds efficiency to class and comfort, why not try a test drive at Springfield Hyundai? We will be glad to have you either visit us at our showroom or call us to book for the test drive.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

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.