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2018 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

Front exterior view of a white 2018 Honda Civic Sedan on the left "vs" side exterior view of a blue 2018 Hyundai Elantra

Shopping for a new car is both exciting and intimidating for all of the same reasons. All of the new features, technology, and all the options available can be overwhelming, but they are also what makes you want a new vehicle. Finding the right vehicle for you can be harder than ever before because of the immense amount of information afforded to you. You know what you want but the clutter confuses you and before you know it you are ready to give up. All you want is a clear comparison of the two similar vehicles that you are interested in without having to navigate the manufacturer's webpage for hours on end. We here at Davenport Honda sympathize with your oversaturated search and in an attempt to simplify it we offer you a comprehensive comparison of two of the best compact and sporty sedans on the market, the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra.

2018 Honda Civic Sedan LX


2018 Hyundai Elantra

2.0L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L In-Line 4-Cylinder
158 HP/ 138 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 147 HP/ 132 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
28 MPG City/ 40 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 26 MPG City/ 36 MPG HWY

Compare the 2018 Civic & the 2018 Elantra

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan LX outperforms the 2018 Hyundai Elantra in all major drivetrain categories. Of course, both the 2018 Civic and the 2018 Elantra offer an upgrade to their standard drivetrains. The 2018 Honda Civic makes a 1.5L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder engine available which cranks out 174 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra offers a 1.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder that produces 128 HP/ 156 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 1.6L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder that provides the Elantra with 201 HP/ 195 lb-ft of torque. So, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra needs two engine upgrades to compete with the power of the 2018 Civic’s standard engine. The 2018 Honda Civic’s engine upgrade also outperforms the Elantra’s in terms of fuel efficiency too, with the Civic’s 1.5L Turbo averaging EPA estimates of 31 MPG City/ 42 MPG HWY with its standard manual transmission. While the 1.4L Turbo engine of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra only delivers EPA estimates of 32 MPG City/ 40 MPG HWY. The 2018 Honda Civic Sedan has a more powerful and efficient drivetrain than the 2018 Elantra, giving it the edge at the finish line. Come and take the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan for a test drive at Davenport Honda in Rocky Mount, NC today.

*Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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