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2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra Review

New 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda
Civic

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New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*
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$20,000 to $27,850
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$19,300 to $24,150
Invoice* $18,591 to $25,859 $18,656 to $23,118
MPG - City 25 - 32 26 - 33
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 33 - 41
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** ****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic than the Hyundai Elantra. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic, drivers may find the Hyundai Elantra a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Honda Civic or the Hyundai Elantra, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Honda Civic will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Hyundai Elantra.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Hyundai Elantra. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Elantra.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Elantra.

Handling
The Honda Civic has a significantly larger turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Elantra.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Elantra. The Honda Civic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Hyundai Elantra.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Elantra.