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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra Review

New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $25,400
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$19,300 to $24,150
Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $18,656 to $23,118
MPG - City 26 26 - 33
MPG - Hwy 36 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
The Honda Civic Si offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic Si, 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). The Honda Civic Si is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Elantra. 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 Si will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Hyundai Elantra.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Si transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Elantra.

Handling
The Honda Civic Si 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 Si has a much more powerful engine than the Hyundai Elantra. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic Si and the Hyundai Elantra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic Si as you will in the Hyundai Elantra.

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