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2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Honda Civic

Both the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and 2018 Honda Civic are highly ranked by consumers and experts, from Cars.com to KBB.com. Of course, when the rankings and ratings are this close, it makes it difficult for car buyers like you to determine which vehicle is best. We can help with that. To save you time doing the research, we've done it for you to compare the 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs the 2018 Honda Civic below. Read on to find out which car best meets your needs.

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2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Honda Civic
5 stars Cars.com Consumer Rating 5 stars
Starting at $16,950 MSRP Starting at $18,840
Up to 201 hp, 195 lb.-ft. of torque Engine Specs Up to 174 hp, 167 lb.-ft. of torque
6-speed manual or 6-speed auto Transmissions 6-speed manual or 2-speed CVT
Standard CD and MP3 Capability Not available
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper to Bumper Limited Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
Standard 60/40-split Folding Rear Seats Available

Value Comparison Between the Elantra and Civic

One major difference that probably jumps out at you is the starting MSRP. The Elantra starts at a far lower MSRP than the Civic, despite the fact that they both come standard with a manual transmission rather than an automatic or CVT.

Because of this, you would expect Honda to make up for it with plenty of standard features that aren't standard on the Elantra. Instead, we find the opposite to be true, as the 2018 Elantra comes with key standard features you won't get with the Civic's entry level model, like a CD player, driver knee protection airbags, a trip computer and a 6-speaker sound system (rather than only 4 speakers). Moreover, the Civic may have just slightly more space in the trunk, but it lacks the standard 60/40-split folding rear seats that the Elantra comes standard with, meaning that the Elantra can fit more cargo at a cheaper price point.

2018 Elantra vs Civic Warranties

We could go on about vehicle performance and talk about the Elantra's Sport model that delivers far superior horsepower and torque than anything the Civic Sedan can offer, or talk about the Civic's CVT transmission providing a far duller driving experience than a traditional automatic. But, at the end of the day, all of that takes a back seat to having peace of mind and knowing your vehicle is well taken care of. Hyundai does that for you with America's Best Warranty, featuring a powertrain warranty that lasts for an incredible 10 years or 100,000 miles, as well as a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper to bumper warranty.

There is so much more we could share with you, but in this comparison of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs the 2018 Honda Civic, it seems clear that Hyundai's compact sedan offering has an edge in many key areas. To experience it for yourself, contact us at Coastal Hyundai.

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