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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Hyundai Elantra HEV Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

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

MSRP*: $24,100 to $28,600
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Invoice* $20,696 to $26,393 $22,814 to $27,134
MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 49 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG 52 - 56 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)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 139 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 HEV, due to the Honda Civic's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Hyundai Elantra HEV will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra HEV you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 HEV. 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 HEV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is a little narrower than the Hyundai Elantra HEV, 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 HEV.

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Elantra HEV, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Elantra HEV.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Elantra HEV.

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 HEV.

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