Compact sedans keep getting better even as small crossovers keep eating away at the segment. Stalwarts of the class, the 2022 Honda Civic and 2021 Hyundai Elantra now come with more standard features and better style that transcends the budget nature of their past.
Which one is worth your money? By the numbers it’s pretty close, with the cars’ respective TCC Ratings separated by a tenth of a point. With the 2022 Civic hatchback debuting soon, and Hyundai discontinuing the Elantra hatch, this comparison is limited to the sedans. The Civic dons a more sedate, mature look and it acts like it wants to be driven, but the Elantra offers more bang for your buck when it comes to standard features and a warranty.