We sometimes get requests to compare the 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs the 2020 Honda Civic. Admittedly, they share many similarities, but also many differences. Here is our comparison of the 2020 Elantra vs the 2020 Civic.
Want to do your own comparison? You can put the 2020 Hyundai Elantra to the test yourself right here in Orangeville at Orangeville Hyundai. Visit us anytime that is convenient and slip behind the wheel for a fun test drive and discover the difference for yourself. During your visit, be sure to speak with a team member to learn about our most current financing deals designed to help you save even more on the 2020 Elantra.
To start, let's talk about the 2020 Hyundai Elantra. Stylish, fuel-efficient, and jam-packed with features, this small sedan has much to offer at a great price. It is also incredibly safe and was named a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
The Honda Civic is popular amongst Canadians, there is no doubt. Available in a multitude of models, the Civic is a smart little sedan, but when comparing comparable equipment lists, you'll pay a lot more for the Civic.
Here is a comparison of the 2020 Elantra vs Honda Civic
Pricing- The base model of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra starts at $17,149. This one comes very well-equipped right from the start, topping out at $27,599 for the fully loaded model. The cheapest Civic sedan starts at $20,160 and tops out at over $30,000. These prices are from the manufacturer's website, not individual dealerships.
First Glance- The 2020 has received a subtle facelift, boosting its already-sharp styling to a new level. Its sporty vibe is enhanced by striking LED lighting and a set of sharp-looking 17" alloy wheels, helping it to stand out in a crowd. The Civic has always been relatively stylish, but you won't get its special design elements like LED lighting and better wheels until you jump up to higher-end trims.
Capability- Sure to impress, the 2020 Elantra offers impressive capability. You won't get stuck in the slow lane with its 2.0L engine that delivers 147-hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. The Civic comes standard with a slightly more powerful engine with 158-hp and 138 lb-ft of torque, but you'll pay more for the slight difference.
Fuel Economy- Sipping as little as 7.8/5.6/6.8 L/100km (city/highway/combined), the Elantra will save you a bundle at the pump. The Civic models with the comparable engine consume 9.3/6.5/8.0 L/100 km and even its most fuel-efficient model uses up more than the Elantra, 7.8/6.2/7.1 L/100 km.
Interior- Hyundai is well known for loading its vehicles up with a long list of comforts and conveniences, and items typically only found on the higher-end models of its rivals. The 2020 Elantra's fully furnished cabin is packed with far more than just the essentials, but also the things you really want. Its recently redesigned interior is now more ergonomic, with everything positioned perfectly. The Civic has a great deal of choice available in its list of features, but most require the purchase of higher-trim models, so these items will cost you more to get your hands on them.
Safety- Obviously, safety is important to all automakers these days. All trims of the Civic sedan now come with a suite of advanced safety systems including Auto High Beam, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, and more. Most of the Elantra's trims come with these, either standard or optional, but their greatest safety feature is a passive one. The Elantra's superstructure is constructed of High-Strength Steel and is designed to prevent crash energy from reaching the passenger compartment.
Warranty- Both Hyundai and Honda offer generous warranties that outlast their rivals. Honda backs their vehicles for 4 years/ 80,000 km, which is 1/3 longer than the 3-year/ 60,000 industry average. Hyundai tops them all, covering their vehicles for an outstanding 5 years/100,000 km.
Cost of Ownership- The cost of ownership of a vehicle involves much more than your monthly payments and interest. Sure, the Elantra's purchase price is lower than that of the Civic. However, the Elantra also offers you better savings at the pump, inexpensive repairs, servicing and insurance, and a longer warranty. You'll also get more bang for your buck when you choose the Elantra, due to the long list of standard features included with the price. You'll save more at the start and continue to save for as long as you own it.
Ready to put the 2020 Hyundai Elantra to the test yourself? Visit Orangeville Hyundai, located in Orangeville at your convenience, and get behind the wheel for a test drive. We think you'll be just as impressed. We've got every trim of the Elantra in stock, making it easy for you to find the perfect 2020 Elantra to fit into your lifestyle.