2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Honda Civic

The Hyundai Elantra offers a ton of fantastic features for Terrell, TX drivers, but you might wonder why you should be considering it over the Honda Civic. At Randall Noe, we know a thing or two about what makes Hyundai models special, so we thought we'd highlight some of the key differences between the Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic to help you figure out which is the right sedan for you.


The Civic's most powerful engine can generate 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet, which may seem like a decent amount, but not when you compare it to the Elantra N Line. Its engine can produce 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, giving you responsive acceleration and sharp handling. While the Honda Civic can feel good to drive, there's no beating the performance-oriented nature of the N Line.

Honda is well-known and respected for building cars with excellent gas mileage, and the Civic doesn't disappoint, driving 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway on its standard trim. However, Honda's not the only one that produces efficient sedans, and the Hyundai Elantra actually offers a more efficient drivetrain, allowing it to drive 33 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway-a whole five mpg higher than the Civic.

The Elantra also has a hybrid option, something the Honda Civic lacks. Its efficiency allows it to drive all the way up to a combined 54 mpg on the Elantra Hybrid Blue, nearly 20 mpg higher than the already efficient gas model.

Interior Space and Seating

The Elantra is more spacious than the Civic in almost every way. A few inches here and a few inches there are all it takes to make the Elantra much more comfortable for anyone who wants to spread out in the car. In the end, the Elantra has 99.4 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the Honda Civic's 97.8.

Both the Civic and the Elantra have standard cloth seating, and their leather-trim is on similarly priced trims. However, the Elantra N Line has a special N Line leather and cloth combination trim for its sport seats, offering you some extra comfort for your joyride out of Terrell, TX.

Interior Features

Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard across all Hyundai Elantra trims, and you can get wireless phone charging as early as the Elantra SEL. The Civic only has wired Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ and not on the base trim, and it has no wireless charging, even on the pricey Touring trim.

The Civic has either a five-inch LCD screen or a seven-inch touchscreen for its infotainment system, which are both smaller than the Elantra's standard eight-inch touchscreen. You can even upgrade to a 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation on the Elantra Limited, and, while navigation is available on the Honda Civic, it's only on the more expensive Touring trim.

The Elantra has a variety of driver-assist technologies standard. Of note are the Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. The Civic relies on its outdated camera system to show you any dangers in your blind spots, but these systems allow the Elantra to warn you and protect you even if you don't notice the other cars yourself.

Find a Terrific Sedan for Your Next Adventure at Randall Noe Hyundai

The Hyundai Elantra offers a lot of advantages over the Civic, especially if you're looking for an affordable, but comfortable, sedan. You can come schedule a test drive with us to get a feel for this terrific car. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!