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2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Honda Civic


2021 Hyundai Elantra


Engine Options


Peak Horsepower

162 lb-ft

Peak Torque

132 lb-ft
15.1 Cubic Feet

Trunk Space

14.2 Cubic Feet

Heated Front and Outboard Rear Seats

Not Available

10-Speaker Premium Sound System

Not Available

It’s hard to compare the 2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra without understanding what makes the Civic such a class-defining compact sedan. To see exactly what we mean, simply read on to match up:

  • Power and Performance
  • Interior Features and Space
  • Safety Technology

Civic vs. Elantra: Power and Performance

You’ll only find one engine available with the 2021 Hyundai Elantra – a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder delivers up to just 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque across all trims. Those specs are outpaced by the Civic as standard and severely outclassed by its available engine.

Civic engines include:

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1.5L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder: Makes up to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

Civic vs. Elantra: Interior Features and Space

You’ll find features fitted as standard in the Honda Civic that aren’t available with any Elantra trim level, including Speed-Sensitive Volume Control and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. Look to available features and you’ll find several of the Honda’s most popular amenities are similarly absent from the Hyundai, including:

  • Heated Front and Outboard Rear Seats
  • 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat
  • 10-Speaker Premium Sound System

If you’re thinking the Elantra might make up for substandard equipment by offering more cargo space, you’d be wrong. You’ll find up to 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space in the Civic vs. just 14.2 in the Elantra.

Civic vs. Elantra: Safety Technology

Whether you’re looking at a 3-row crossover SUV like the Honda Pilot or a sporty compact sedan like the Honda Civic, the latest Honda models are defined by exceptional safety technology. Just a few highlights of the latest Honda Civic include:

  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

Look for those features with the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and you won’t find them available with any configuration.

You Can Experience the 2021 Honda Civic for Yourself by Visiting Cookeville Honda Today

Comparing the Civic against the Elantra shows just how far ahead of the pack it runs, but nothing lets you appreciate it more fully than taking a test drive. Whether you want to arrange yours or simply find out more, the team here at Cookeville Honda can help. Feel free to contact us today.

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