Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra – CarsDirect

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Back in the no one compared a Honda to a Hyundai laughing. While the Korean was busy fending off questions dubious quality, its Japanese enjoyed an enviable reputation for reliability. In recent years, the Hyundai and its Elantra have their way into serious with the likes of Honda.

it’s now mentioned in the same as the Civic is a huge step for the but the question remains: Has it improved to supplant the Civic, or is it still a below Honda’s compact

What the Civic Gets

The redesigned 2012 Civic was received and Honda rushed a Civic to market for 2013. included a sportier outward and higher-end interior materials. the 2013 Civic comes well-equipped for a base economy with features like headlights, a 5-inch central screen, a rearview camera and more.

Under the hood, the Civic has received heaps of praise. its 140-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder isn’t overly powerful, but it has well-tested and proven reliable.

Additionally, it turns in up to 41 mpg in the HF model.

the Elantra Gets Right

The earns instant points a price that’s significantly than the Civic’s. And while it the Civic with sedan and variants, the Elantra adds a GT with 23 cubic feet of room. Hyundai’s compact serves up sporty styling slightly more distinguished its rival.

Under the hood, the Elantra its Japanese rival with a engine that produces 148 — though this to 145 in PZEV models. The Elantra 40 mpg on the highway, regardless of drivetrain, and its or 60,000-mile warranty bests the 3-year or 36,000-mile warranty.

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Is the Elantra There Yet?

the Elantra has come a long as has the entire Hyundai lineup. The are more powerful and efficient ever, the Elantra’s styling is to none in its class, and the base are plentiful. However, the Elantra has a little work to do before it the Civic.

It’s a close — likely closer it has ever been between two. The Elantra is sharp, powerful and well-equipped, but so is the Civic. The squeezes out a victory here of its long-running history as one of the most cars on the road.

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