2021 Honda Civic vs Hyundai Elantra: The Clear Winner

May 12th, 2021 by

Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra

When we compare two powerhouse cars like the new 2021 Honda Civic vs the Hyundai Elantra, it feels like a battle of the best, the World Series of new compact cars. But as we take a deeper dive into the differences between the two, we start to see an uneven comparison that resembles more of a 2006 World Series than a true test of top-level competitors. In case you forgot, that’s the year the St. Louis Cardinals walked into the World Series as clear favorites and did not disappoint, beating the Tigers 4-1 to take home the first championship trophy in over 20 years. On the surface these two new cars have sleek new exterior and interior designs with incredible gas mileage, but as we take a closer look at the features, the Civic reveals itself as the true Cardinal it is.

If you’re looking for a trendy and exciting new fuel-efficient compact car to drive around the St. Louis streets, the new Honda Civic for sale at Serra Honda O’Fallon should be at the top of your list! So, let’s take a look at the two and see the many reasons we think the new 2021 Honda Civic blows the Hyundai Elantra out of the water.

2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Performance

First stop in this comparison is under the hood. With a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 158 horsepower and 138 lbs/ft of torque, the new Honda Civic is surprisingly peppy. When you get behind the wheel of this small, but mighty car, you’ll see why drivers throughout the St. Louis area love driving this machine. By comparison, the Elantra only gets 147 horsepower and 132 lbs/ft of torque, leaving you with a feeling of wanting more out of your car. On top of that, the new Civic comes with an available 6 speed manual transmission, for those of you who like to take the reins on the road.

Performance Winner: Honda Civic

2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Safety Features

Among many other things, Honda has built its reputation on trust. There’s a reason why the Civic continues to be one of the most popular cars for new drivers. Trust. Stocked full of excellent safety features, the new Honda Civic is a trustworthy vehicle you and your family can feel safe in. With standard Honda Sensing®, a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, and a Lane Keeping Assist System, the newest version of the Civic is safer than ever. That’s why the IIHS awarded the 2021 Honda Civic 4-Door Hatchback and the 2021 Honda Civic 4-Door Sedan with the Top Safety Pick rating among small cars.

While the Elantra does come standard with several impressive features, like their own version of accident prevention technology, the Civic stands in a class of its own. And it’s been that way for awhile. One way the new Civic has separated itself from the competition is by offering a Smart Cruise Control that changes depending on the flow of traffic.

Safety Winner: Honda Civic

2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Technology

It’s the 21st century and your car should act like it. That’s why the engineers at Honda have spent so much time and effort focusing on innovative technology and seamless connectivity. With Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, it couldn’t be easier to connect to the car with any smartphone. On top of that, the center console feels more luxurious than ever and sends your music through the most advanced speaker system the Civic has ever had. And if that’s not enough, you can easily upgrade to a Bose Premium Sound System and have the best stereo on the block! The technicians at Hyundai also realized the importance of connectivity with similar features within their infotainment center, but fall short in their sound system upgrade potentials.

Technology Winner: Honda Civic

And the Winner Is… the New 2021 Honda Civic

Well, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but the new 2021 Honda Civic is superior to the Hyundai Elantra in nearly every aspect of comparison. That’s why we carry such a large selection of Civics at Serra Honda O’Fallon. We know what an incredible compact car it is and we know once you take it out for a spin, you’ll see all the reasons why the Honda Civic is the 2006 Cardinals. Better than the competition is every way. So, whether you’re looking for a 4-door sedan, a hatchback, or a coupe, come down to our local Honda dealership near St. Louis and let our team help you decide which Honda Civic is right for you!

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