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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Hyundai Elantra Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $22,550 to $29,150
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2022 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $20,200 to $25,950
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Invoice* $20,696 to $26,393 $19,269 to $24,590
MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 25 - 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG 34 - 43 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 184.0 in 184.1 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 71.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*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). The Honda Civic 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. 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.

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Elantra.

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.

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