The 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. the 2017 Honda Civic

2016 Hyundai Elantra 

With so many options to choose from for a mid-size sedan, its difficult to pin down exactly what's right for you. However, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and the 2017 Honda Civic are two vehicles in this segment that are worth considering thanks to their performance, interior capacity, and warranty. However, we placed these vehicles side-by-side for a comprehensive review and found that the Elantra came out on top in many key areas. See what you can expect in both vehicles before heading to Elgin Hyundai for a test drive.


A compact vehicle shouldn't be synonymous with a slow, weak engine. The 2017 Elantra proves to be the faster contender thanks to its 1.4L four-cylinder turbo engine. It goes from 0-60 mph in just 7.8 seconds, while the comparable Civic's 1.4L engine takes the vehicle 8.3 seconds to reach the same mph. When it comes to fuel usage, the 2017 Elantra lasts longer between fill ups because of its 14 gallon tank. The Civic, on the other hand, has a 12.4 gallon tank capacity.

For premium handling and execution, you can turn to the Elantra for its rear gas-charged shocks that make tackling bumpy roads a breeze. You cannot find rear gas-charged shocks in the Civic. The Elantra also offers better cornering force with .84 G's rather than .82 G's in the Civic (based on a test administered by Car and Driver). The Elantra's chassis also makes for an incredibly quiet, peaceful cabin.

Cargo and Cabin Capacity

These vehicles may be compact, but that shouldn't mean that space is overlooked. Inside of the Elantra, you will find an extra 4.6 inches of hip room in the back of the cabin as well as slightly more shoulder room. The Elantra also has a convenient s60/40 split-folding rear seatback for ultimate cabin flexibility. The Civic's rear folding seat is one inflexible piece, so there is no room to have any rear seat passengers in this scenario. The Civic also doesn't compare to the Elantra when it comes to the optional handsfree trunk that can be opened when you have too much cargo.


A warranty will give you peace-of-mind from your purchase, and it is important to consider which one will give you the better end of a deal. The Hyundai Elantra backs all of its vehicles with a rock-solid warranty. The Elantra's basic warranty includes 24-hour roadside assistance and it extends over two years and 24,000 miles longer than the Civic's basic warranty. The Elantra's powertrain warranty also lasts five years and 40,000 miles longer than the Civic's, and the Elantra's corrosion warranty is two years longer than the Civic's.

Meet the Champion 2017 Hyundai Elantra at Elgin Hyundai

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is available now at Elgin Hyundai. From its warranty, performance, fuel capacity, powertrain, and space, the Elantra is a winner over the 2017 Honda Civic. Visit our dealership today for a test drive, and be sure to contact us online if you have any questions.


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