Hyundai Elantra vs. Honda Civic
Hyundai Elantra
Honda Civic
At a Glance: Elantra vs. Civic

Hyundai and Honda make some of the most stylish, efficient, and reliable cars out on the market, and leading the charge are the 2022 Hyundai Elantra and 2022 Honda Civic. If you can only drive one from day to day around the areas of Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre, though, our Maguire Hyundai team wants to help you pick the one best for you.

We’re giving you a closer side-by-side look below at the Hyundai Elantra vs. Honda Civic—so keep reading to learn more about these cars!



201hp | 180hp
Elantra vs Civic


8″ | 7″
Elantra vs Civic


43MPG | 40MPG
Elantra vs Civic
Which is the Right Sedan for You?
Hyundai Elantra

When looking for a new car, gas mileage is a big priority for most. You get great gas mileage with either car, but the 2022 Hyundai Elantra will make each gallon of gas stretch a little further.

Hyundai Elantra
Efficient & Powerful

With the 2022 Civic, you’ll get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 31 city/40 highway MPG. The Hyundai Elantra gets an EPA-estimated 33 city/43 highway MPG.1

Beyond its standard efficient powertrain, the Elantra also offers a sporty and exciting driving experience with its N Line trim level—its turbo engine produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. At most, the Honda Civic creates 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.

Hyundai Elantra

With slightly more space inside its cabin, the 2022 Elantra also provides more room for you and your passengers, with extra headroom found among both rows—and more legroom in the back row - compared to the Civic.

Hyundai Elantra
Modern Infotainment

Both the Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic come standard with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, which allow you to access your navigation app, messages, and music right on the interactive touchscreen displays. You may find the standard 8-inch touchscreen in the Elantra is more user-friendly than the smaller 7-inch screen in the Civic.

The Elantra also offers an available 10.25-inch high-resolution touchscreen. It’s seamlessly integrated into the instrument cluster, so everything you need to know will be right within eyeshot. At most, the Honda Civic is only available with a 9-inch touchscreen display.

Hyundai Elantra

With either car, you’ll have a variety of technology systems that help provide peace of mind as you drive. They each come with driver-assistive technologies designed to help you safely reach your destination.

Hyundai Elantra
More Confidence and Convenience

Though there are some similar safety features between the Elantra and Civic, there are some features that are only offered in the 2022 Elantra, including:

  • Driver Attention Warning: Whether you are on a long road trip or just get distracted while driving, this system will help you stay focused and know when it is time to take a break from behind the wheel.
  • Junction-Turning Detection: Available with Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist, this will alert you if there is a car turning into your path at an intersection, so you can quickly brake or steer out of the way to prevent a collision.
  • Safe Exit Warning: You just parked along a busy road and you’re ready to get out. Not so fast! If a vehicle is quickly approaching from the side, this system will automatically lock the doors to prevent you from stepping out into harm’s way.

Have a Better Idea of Which Car You Want?
The Honda Civic is a good car, thanks to its safety systems and decent gas mileage. With all it has to offer, though, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra is the ultimate sedan. It provides a superior MPG rating and more advanced technology.
Experience the ride inside the Elantra for yourself and see if it is the car that you’d like to travel in around the Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre areas. Contact us at Maguire Hyundai now to schedule a test drive!
All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Elantra for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

[1] 2022 ELANTRA SE: 33 City/43 Hwy/37 Combined MPG. 2022 ELANTRA SEL/Limited: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined MPG. 2022 ELANTRA N Line 6-speed M/T: 25 City/34 Hwy/28 Combined MPG. 2022 ELANTRA N Line 7-speed DCT: 28 City/36 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.