Why Buy The Hyundai ELANTRA vs The Civic

Introducing the Hyundai ELANTRA, 2021 North American Car of the Year™. If you're in the market for a new 4-door sedan, the choice is the new ELANTRA. Compared with the Honda Civic, the ELANTRA offers a better warranty, more reliability (initially and after 3 years), more passenger space and safety features that the Civic just doesn't have. See the comparison chart below for specifics on why so many drivers are choosing the 2021 ELANTRA.

Hyundai Elantra vs Honda Civic 
 Compare 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA SE 2020 Honda Civic LX
 Base MSRP $19,650 $20,650
 Hyundai Digital Key Available Not Available
 Hands-free smart trunk release Available Not Available
 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation Available Not Available
 Safe Exit Warning (SEW) Available Not Available
 Wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Standard Not Available
 Dynamic Voice Recognition Available Not Available
 Idle Stop & Go (ISG) Standard Not Available
 Color Display Audio w/ Rearview Camera Standard - 8 inch Standard - 5 inch
 Alloy Wheels Standard - 15 inch Not Available
 Driver Attention Warning (DAW) Standard Not Available
 New Vehicle Limited Warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles 3 years / 36,000 miles
 Powertrain Limited Warranty 10 years / 100,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles
 Roadside Assistance 5 years / unlimited miles 3 years / 36,000 miles
 Complimentary Maintenance 3 years / 36,000 miles Not Available
 Fuel Economy City/Highway/Comb. (EPA-est. mpg*) 33/43/37 30/38/33
* Fuel economy estimated by EPA for comparison only. Your mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

More Details On Why Drivers Are Choosing The Hyundai ELANTRA

Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance

The new ELANTRA comes with 3 years or 36,000 miles of Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance, whichever comes first. Compare that with no complimentary maintenance for the Civic.


How does a 5 years / 60,000 mile warranty sound to you? That's exactly what you get when you buy the new Hyundai ELANTRA. That's two years and a lot more miles than what you get with the Civic.

According to J.D. Power and Associates, Hyundai ranks 10th in initial quality, and 8th in reliability after three years. The Civic comes in at 19th and 16th, respectively.

 Hyundai's Owner Assurance

Our umbrella of services that make driving better. Includes Job Loss Protection, America's Best Warranty, Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance, Blue Link®, Roadside Assistance and Car Care Express.

Passenger Space
The amount of passenger space the ELANTRA offers is greater as well. From 1.3 inches more of front headroom, .2 inches more of back headroom, .6 inches more rear legroom and more, it all adds up to 99.4 cubic feet of passenger volume (compared to only 97.8 for the Civic).

How about a list of safety features that the ELENTRA has that the Civic lacks? Here you go:

  • Back Seat Reminder
  • Backup Collision Prevention Brakes
  • Cross-Path Warning System
  • Driver Alert Monitor

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