Compare Hyundai Elantra to the Honda Civic

Comparing the Hyundai Elantra to the Compact Car Competition

Whether you're a single professional or you have a small family, a compact car is a great choice for your daily commute. Superb fuel economy, comfortable interior, and an easy-to-drive nature all make the Hyundai Elantra we have available at Taylor Hyundai of Findlay a standout compact car option.

The four-door, five-passenger Hyundai Elantra sedan is more than just another car. It's stylish, roomy, and engineered for quality and reliability. But, we know there may be other small sedans vying for your attention. To see some of the reasons why we think the Elantra is better than the competition, read on. We've pit our favorite compact model against the Honda Civic, to demonstrate for you all of the ways that prove our Hyundai model is the better choice for drivers in the Fostoria area.

The Hyundai Elantra vs. the Honda Civic

The Hyundai Elantra makes better use of its interior space than the Honda Civic. In fact, while both cars have similar overall measurements, the Civic was redesigned recently and features a dramatically sloping roofline. This design creates limited headroom, especially in the backseat, which means your backseat passengers will be more comfortable in your Hyundai Elantra than they would be in the Honda Civic.

The Hyundai Elantra also has a greater fuel range than the Honda Civic, thanks to its larger gas tank. The Elantra holds 14 gallons of gas, and averages 406 miles in the city per tank, and 532 miles on the highway per tank. Meanwhile, the Honda Civic holds just 12.4 gallons of gas, and averages 384 miles in the city and 496 miles on the highway per fill up.

Ready to shop for your perfect Hyundai Elantra? You'll have an easier time selecting the best one for you than you would with the Honda Civic. That's because, while both cars are customizable with multiple trim levels and a selection of engine options, the Elantra menu is easier to navigate. The Civic offers multiple styles, trims, and engines, but only select choices are available depending on the trim you're looking for. Selecting your Hyundai Elantra is a much more straightforward decision, because it doesn't have too many confusing options thrown in for you to have to decipher what actually goes with what.


By the Numbers Comparison

Both the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Elantra have different specs and capabilities depending on the trim level you choose. Here, we've compared several popular trim levels for both models, to give you a side-by-side glimpse into how these two cars stack up when compared by the numbers.


  • Hyundai Elantra Eco 32 mpg city / 40 mpg highway/ 35 mpg combine
  • Honda Civic LX 31 mpg city / 40 mpg highway/ 34 mpg combined


  • Hyundai Elantra Sport 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque
  • Honda Civic Sport 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque

Safety Ratings

  • Hyundai Elantra designated as a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • Honda Civic IIHS scores of "good" across the board, but not ranked as a Top Safety Pick


  • Hyundai Elantra entry-level averages around $18,000
  • Honda Civic entry level averages around $20,000


  • Hyundai Elantra covers you for 10 years or 100,000 miles
  • Honda Civic covers you for 5 years or 60,000 miles

Test Drive a New Hyundai Elantra in Findlay

With a huge collection of Hyundai Elantra models available near North Baltimore and Bluffton, OH, the best way for local drivers to judge the superiority of the Elantra, is to stop by and test one out for themselves.

Visit our showroom on U.S. Highway 224 East soon, and let us show you all the ways we think that make the Hyundai Elantra the winner in any competition.

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