2018 Honda Civic vs Hyundai Elantra

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Are you ready to cruise down the streets of Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Galloway in a sleek and efficient compact sedan? If you’re looking for a leaner ride, the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra may appear to be excellent options, but what’s below the surface? Our team at Boardwalk Honda is here to help you dig deeper into the specs and features of these two cars. Read our 2018 Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra car comparison and discover which vehicle will meet your needs best!

Interior Space

2018 Honda Civic

In compact cars like the 2018 Civic and 2018 Elantra, each inch of space needs to be maximized. Both cars rise to the challenge, offering just over 42 inches of legroom for the driver and front passenger. Tall drivers should feel right at home in either vehicle. In the rear, the Civic’s 37.4 inches of legroom slips past the Elantra’s 35.7 inches. That could be the difference between a backseat that accommodates full-grown adults and one reserved for kids.

A little farther back-in the trunk-you’ll find comparable cargo capacity, with the Civic getting 15.1 cubic feet of volume and the Elantra getting 14.4 cubic feet. Either will fit your groceries, golf bags, luggage, and more.

Performance Specs

Both sedans run on 2.0L I-4 engines. The Civic’s delivers 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque, while the Elantra’s puts out 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft. The two outputs are similar, but you’ll get a bit more of a boost with the base Civic.

When equipped with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Civic will see an EPA-estimated 31 city and 40 highway MPG-truly incredible fuel economy numbers.1 The Elantra is also efficient, but its 29 city and 38 highway MPG (when equipped with automatic transmission) can’t quite match the Civic’s.

Advanced Technology Features

Honda Civic Interior

These days, even on the base trims of small cars like the 2018 Civic and 2018 Elantra, you’ll often find top-notch technology features made standard. That’s certainly the case with these cars’ keyless entry feature, which makes your morning routine run more smoothly. Fumbling with your keys and wasting valuable time will be a thing of the past!

However, you’ll find that certain standard features on the base Civic aren’t even available on the base Elantra. They include automatic climate control and a rearview camera. They’ll make your ride safer and more comfortable, as you can maintain a precise cabin temperature and see what’s going on behind you.

2018 Honda Civic vs Hyundai Elantra: The Winner

The compact car segment is highly competitive, and the Civic and Elantra are both worthy entries in that portion of the market. Readers of our 2018 Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison may find they like the Civic’s performance, roomy backseat, and advanced technology.

If you live near Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, or Galloway, schedule a test drive of the 2018 Civic at Boardwalk Honda. If you schedule in advance, our team will make sure a Civic is waiting, ready to go when you arrive!

1 Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.