2017 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra

2017 Honda Civic Black

Honda Civic

2017 Hyundai Elantra Black

Hyundai Elantra

Small family sedans are among the most popular vehicles in America, and the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra are both well-respected models. Whether you’re making grocery runs in Frankfort or Orland Park, IL or taking a trip up to Lake Michigan, either vehicle might meet your needs. However, you might be wondering which offers more power, efficiency, and interior comfort, and when it comes to those areas, the winner is clear.

Exciting Performance

When you’re getting up to speed on Interstate 90, you’ll want a sedan with a powerful engine. Let’s take a look at each model’s performance numbers in the base trim:

  • The 2017 Honda Civic LX uses an efficient four-cylinder engine to deliver 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2017 Hyundai Elantra SE puts out 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque from a four-cylinder engine.

Despite that increased power, the Civic also features better fuel economy. With a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, it nets an EPA estimated 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway.* An identically equipped Elantra can only manage 26 mpg city/36 mpg highway.

Interior Capacity

Despite both being classified as small sedans, the 2017 Honda Civic has a more spacious interior than the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. With more front head room, hip room, leg room, and shoulder room, you and your passengers can be assured a comfortable ride. Passengers will also enjoy more rear leg room to stretch out on long road trips, plus the more spacious trunk for any gear you plan to take along!

Drive the Winner of This Comparison Today

At Community Honda of Orland Park we’re happy to unveil the winner: the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan! Our highly trained sales staff here at 8340 W. 159th St. is excited to show off the five distinctive trim levels of this well-equipped family vehicle, from the LX to the luxurious Touring Edition. Ask about the Honda Sensing Package, which includes active safety features that can help prevent an accident. When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the Civic, consider taking a 24 Hour Test Drive to truly experience the car in its element.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.