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2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV Review

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2021 Honda
Civic

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

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MSRP*
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$21,250 to $28,300
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$23,550 to $28,100
Invoice* $20,268 to $26,393 $22,622 to $26,990
MPG - City 29 - 32 49
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 N/A
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 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.

Drivetrain
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.

Handling
The Honda Civic has a significantly larger turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra HEV, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic has a much more powerful engine than the Hyundai Elantra HEV. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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. The Honda Civic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than 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.