Which car should I select? Is this your question, then let us answer it through two newest cars’ comparisons; Hyundai Elantra 2017 vs Honda Civic 2017. According to ratings, Honda beats Hyundai especially because of safety and great fuel economy. However, both have such features but Civic covered up with style.
Civic is coming with the best-looking model. It has rakish fastback shape which hides its size by widening and lowering its proportions. The flared wheels, fast roofline, wedge-shaped tail and bracket-shaped taillights add flair. The cabin design is more restrained. While Elantra has refined design also boomerang LED running lights at the front. Moreover, it has distinct plainer side. The interior is straightforward, with horizontal lines and a large central touchscreen angled toward the driver. Further, it has knobs and buttons for basic functions.
Both of them are offering same fuel economy. While Civic is having 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, with a 6-speed manual gearbox, but only on the base LX. All the rest come with a more efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT) that’s rated by the EPA at 31 mpg city, 41 highway, 35 combined. The light-shifting manual is lower, at 32 mpg combined.
Elantras use a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder rated at 147 hp. It’s EPA-rated at 29/38/33 mpg in base form, which is less than Elantra Limited. Most will have the optional 6-speed automatic transmission, though the base model comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. If we look at new Elantra Eco sports, it has a 128-hp turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-4 paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, for an estimated EPA rating of 35 mpg combined.
Although Elantra 2017 is supposed to be average performer but it still gives class of driving experience. The shifts however set to maximize fuel economy but still it accelerates evenly.
All in all, both the machines have exciting features to stand toe-to-toe with each other.