Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Honda Civic
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2020 Hyundai Elantra
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,636 $25,450
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,970 $23,650
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,229 $22,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,876 $28,950
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,136 $28,150
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,452 $19,850
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,719 $27,700
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,590 $25,400
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ECO DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO DCT 33 41 $20,684 $21,450
Elantra Limited IVT 30 40 $21,919 $23,000
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 30 40 $21,919 $23,000
Elantra SE IVT 30 40 $18,511 $19,150
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 30 40 $18,511 $19,150
Elantra SEL IVT 30 40 $19,220 $19,900
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,220 $19,900
Elantra Sport DCT 26 33 $22,974 $24,000
Elantra Value Edition IVT 30 40 $20,070 $20,800
Elantra Value Edition IVT SULEV 30 40 $20,070 $20,800
Elantra GT Automatic 25 32 $19,825 $20,650
Elantra GT N Line Automatic 25 32 $23,538 $24,600
Elantra GT N Line Manual 23 30 $22,504 $23,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,525
$20,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,250
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped value.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 33 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 95.8
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 181.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 17.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 2857
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 156 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 128 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 33
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 41
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 5.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.81
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.12
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.96
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.88
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 4.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2020 Honda Civic
  • 2020 Civic is in showrooms
  • Up to $750 off (2019)
  • Lease: From $189 for 36 mo. (2019)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2020 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2020 Elantra available
  • Rebates: Up to $1,250 stackable cash
  • Finance: 0.0% APR for 72 months
  • Lease: From $149 for 36 months (SE)
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