Hyundai Elantra vs. Honda Civic: How do they Compare?


Shopping for a new sedan can be difficult. With endless options and possibilities, making a choice can seem daunting. We compared two popular sedan makes and models to give you a clearer car-buying experience! Check out our breakdown of the Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic below and let us know which one you prefer! 

The Value of a Sedan


The first thing most Gautier drivers look at when selecting an item is the price. It's normal! The Honda Civic has a base model called the LX and this model comes in at the low price of $18,840. This seems like a steal until you look at the price of the Hyundai Elantra! The Elantra SE, the base model, has a starting MSRP for its manual transmission at only $16,950!

Folks can also save money by siding with select trims of the Hyundai Elantra. The Eco trim level of the Hyundai has an EPA-estimated 32 city mpg and 40 highway mpg. Gulfport drivers may be happy to know that select Civic models also have a decent fuel-efficiency. Select trims levels such as the Civic EX-T can reach 32 city mpg and 42 highway mpg. While the two vehicles are able to have similar fuel-efficiencies, the Elantra sports a slightly larger fuel tank to allow you to fuel up more for less trip to the pump.

The Sedan with Options


It's always nice to have options in your life. The same is true for choosing a trim level with your Civic or Elantra. The Honda Civic has a total of five different trim levels. Each offers its own unique standard and available features. The different trim levels available with the Honda Civic are:

  • Civic LX
  • Civic EX
  • Civic EX-T
  • Civic EX-L
  • Civic Touring

If you are a Mobile, AL driver looking for a wider set of choices then you should side with the Elantra. The Elantra has a total of six different trim levels. This is one more than the Honda Civic. The trim levels available with the Elantra are:

  • Elantra SE
  • Elantra SEL
  • Elantra Value Edition
  • Elantra Eco
  • Elantra Sport
  • Elantra Limited

Which is a More Comfortable Sedan?


When you sit behind the wheel of a sedan, you want to be sure it is comfortable. You want a vehicle that has ample leg room, headspace and seats you can relax in. Both the Elantra and the Civic seat the same amount of people, five, but one is more comfortable.


Folks from Biloxi to Ocean Springs will agree that the Elantra has more interior comfort than the Civic. Now, both offers a quiet cabin and heated rear seats but the Elantra has something that the Civic doesn't have. The Elantra offers a power driver's seat while the Civic only offers power-adjustable front seats.


The Elantra pulls ahead of the Civic in roominess as well. The interior cabin of the Elantra feels more spacious due to its open and airy design. The seats are more comfortable and supportive, which can make long car rides all the much more enjoyable. 

Judge for Yourself!


There are a number of factors that go into choosing a vehicle. If you value options, comfort and a decent price then the Hyundai Elantra may be the vehicle for you. Other folks may want other features with their vehicle. To truly know which vehicle is the one for you, visit Jason Pilger Hyundai and test drive the Elantra. You can get behind the wheel and see if it truly is the vehicle for you!

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