2018 Hyundai Elantra GT vs 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
Sometime around the early 2000s, crossovers and SUVs started booming. The station wagon was long gone by then, and the big hit for families, the minvan, quickly became an endangered species. By 2010 crossovers became the choice for families and just about anyone who wanted some cargo versatility. That also sparked a decline in hatchback models... but that decline hasn't lasted long. Drivers are quickly finding that hatchbacks really can provide that ideal blend of efficiency, cargo versatility and fun driving dynamics. Now, it appears that hatchback sedans and crossovers are finding a way to coexist. With hatchbacks becoming more popular than ever your choices are quickly becoming plentiful. To help you choose between them all, we're matching up the 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback, two models that are surely near the top of your must-test-drive list.
|2018 Hyundai Elantra GT||vs||2018 Honda Civic Hatchback|
|Starting at $19,350||MSRP||Starting at $19,900|
|Standard||Cargo Tie Downs||Not available|
|55.1 cu. ft.||Maximum Cargo Volume||46.2 cu. ft.|
|Up to 201 hp, 195 lb.-ft. of torque||Engine Specs||Up to 180 hp, 177 lb.-ft. of torque|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Powertrain Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|5 years/60,000 miles||Bumper to Bumper Warranty||3 years/36,000 miles|
|8-inch high-resolution touchscreen||Standard Infotainment Display||5-inch color LCD|
|Standard||Android Auto/Apple CarPlay||Available at $23,000 MSRP|
2018 Elantra GT vs Civic Hatchback Cargo Comparison
Though both of these vehicles have sedan variants with standard trunks, the main reason drivers like you opt for the hatchback model is for the superior cargo space and cargo hauling capability. This will likely be your most important factor when choosing which one to buy.
In this case, the Elantra GT comes out well ahead of the Civic Hatchback, with 55.1 cu. ft. of cargo space once the rear seats are folded down. On top of that, Hyundai realizes that you want your hatchback to be cargo capable, which is why cargo tie downs come standard. With the 2018 Civic Hatchback, however, they aren't even an available option. With the Elantra GT you get a standard cargo light there is also a cargo net available.
Differences between the 2018 Elantra GT and Civic Hatchback
Of course, cargo capability isn't the only thing you'll want to look at before signing on the dotted line. There are other factors to consider, such as getting the most for your money. The Hyundai Elantra GT has a lower MSRP than the Honda Civic Hatchback, it also comes standard with some significant features that the Civic does not come standard with. The Elantra GT comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with an 8-inch touchscreen. Some other examples of this include a 6-speaker sound system, rear seat armrest, an overhead console, seatback storage pockets and heated side door mirrors.
As you can see, there is a lot to love about the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, especially when compared to the 2018 Honda Civic. Don't just take our word for it. Schedule a test drive and you see. Get behind the wheel right here at Coastal Hyundai.