|2017 Honda Civic Sedan||2017 Hyundai Elantra|
|6.6 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||7.0 l/100km|
|158 HP||Horsepower||147 HP|
|15.1 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||14.4 cu. ft.|
|112.9 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||110.2 cu. ft.|
In the automotive market, 4-door sedans might just be the most popular type of vehicle there is. But within that overarching class, there are all kinds of different sizes and segments to choose from. While midsize might just be the most popular, there are plenty of fantastic compact sedans out there as well. For instance, the Civic Sedan, the very first of the tenth-generation Civic models to be introduced last year. We thought we’d see how our favorite compact sedan measures up to one of its biggest competitors, by comparing the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra.
Advantages of the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan
The easiest way to compare these two compact sedans is by analyzing four of the most important specifications in just about any vehicle: economy, power, trunk space and room in the cabin. We’ll start right at the top by analyzing the two cars’ combined fuel efficiencies. The Honda Civic Sedan achieves 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres driven, which is 0.4 l/100km less than the Hyundai Elantra. While that’s not a massive advantage, you will save a bit of money at the gas station.
As for power, the Civic Sedan once again has just a slight advantage, as it offers only 11 extra horsepower. A boost in horsepower, even one that small, will make the driving experience a little more enjoyable each time you slide behind the wheel. In the last two aspects, the Civic Sedan continues to take the cake, but the Elantra puts up a good fight, keeping each row very close.
In the trunk, the Civic Sedan provides an extra 0.7 cubic feet to fill with luggage or groceries or whatever you might need to bring along with you on the road. Then in the cabin, you and your passengers will have an extra 2.7 cu. ft. to stretch out and get comfortable in. If all of this adds up to a compact sedan you think you’d like to drop into, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk.