2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra


2020 Honda Civic

$19,300 MSRP

Base Price

$20,800 MSRP
40 highway, 34 combined


36 highway, 29 combined
6 speakers

Standard Stereo

4 speakers

Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty


Powertrain Warranty


When searching for an affordable and well-equipped sedan in The Shoals, you have no shortage of choices. For many drivers, the decision either comes down to a Hyundai Elantra vs a Honda Civic or the Civic vs. Elantra comparison is on their mind. So which sedan is more deserving of your hard-earned dollar? See how the Civic falls short of the Elantra as we compare these two top small cars. 

Hyundai Elantra vs. Honda Civic: Price and Fuel Economy

When shopping for a new vehicle in the Muscle Shoals area, value is surely on your mind. When you compare the Elantra vs. Civic, you will see that the Elantra comes out on top in savings, with a lower starting price than the Civic and superior fuel economy ratings. 

The Civic has a few more horsepower, but it’s not a difference many of our Florence or Decatur drivers will notice on day-to-day drives. What is noticeable is the fuel economy — the Elantra earns an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg while the Civic comes in at just 36 highway mpg. 

The Elantra was also awarded the 5 Year Lowest Cost to Own in its class from Kelley Blue Book, so you can feel confident in your new car’s value.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Honda Civic: Cabin Features

A comparison of the Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra will reveal a similar suite of infotainment features. You can find Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration in addition to Bluetooth® handsfree capabilities. However, you will also notice that the Elantra pulls ahead of the Civic thanks to the following amenities:

  • 6-way driver seat with seat height adjustment
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio
  • 5-inch display audio system with high-resolution touchscreen
  • 3.5-inch TFT monochromatic cluster display

Hyundai Elantra vs. Honda Civic: Peace of Mind

For many of our Northern Alabama drivers, safety is a prime concern. Even the Standard Elantra SE trim offers advanced safety features for complete confidence on Russellville roads:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)⁠
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)⁠
  • Rear View Monitor (RVM)
  • Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

Drivers behind the wheel of the Hyundai Elantra can have added peace of mind knowing that the Elantra offers significantly better warranty coverage than the Honda Civic. Compare coverage below:

Bumper to Bumper:

  • Hyundai Elantra: 60 months/60,000 miles
  • Honda Civic: 36 months/36,000 miles


  • Hyundai Elantra: 120 months/100,000 miles
  • Honda Civic: 60 months/60,000 miles

Roadside Assistance:

  • Hyundai Elantra: 60 months/unlimited miles
  • Honda Civic: 36 months/36,000 miles


  • Hyundai Elantra: 84 months/unlimited miles
  • Honda Civic: 60 months/unlimited miles

Discover the Elantra for Yourself at Greenway Hyundai of the Shoals

At Greenway Hyundai of the Shoals, we believe that the Hyundai Elantra is well-deserving of a place in your garage, and we hope you agree. We invite you to visit us in person to take the Elantra for a spin. Contact us today for more information or to set up a test drive.

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