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2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra Review

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2021 Honda
Civic

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*
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$21,250 to $28,300
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$19,650 to $25,450
Invoice* $20,268 to $26,393 $19,075 to $24,446
MPG - City 29 - 32 25 - 33
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 34 - 43
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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Honda Civic than in the Hyundai Elantra, due to the Honda Civic's smaller rear head- and legroom. 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Hyundai Elantra, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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. The Honda Civic and the Hyundai Elantra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is a little narrower than the Hyundai Elantra, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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.

Performance
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Hyundai Elantra, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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.