2016 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Hyundai Elantra



The 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Hyundai Elantra might both be efficient and affordable small cars, but you’ll want to take a closer look at the details to get the best car for your money. Find out more about how these two small cars compare below and which will be the better option for your driving needs here in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL!

Performance and Efficiency

When it comes to performance and efficiency, it’s relatively easy to compare models. We’ve provided the numbers so you can see which model wins out.

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra comes standard with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that cranks out 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque. The Elantra earns an EPA estimated 28 mpg city/38 mpg highway/32 mpg combined with automatic transmission.

The 2016 Honda Civic comes standard with a 2.0L four-cylinder that makes more power at 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque and earns a better EPA estimate at 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined* with continuously variable transmission. The Civic can also be specified with a more powerful 1.5L turbocharged engine that generates 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. That 1.5L is also more efficient at an EPA estimated 31 mpg city/42 mpg highway/35 mpg combined with continuously variable transmission.

You can see that the Honda wins when it comes to both performance and efficiency, no matter which engine you choose.

Features and Options

If you’re looking for a way to compare these two vehicles, just look at the differences in their respective features lists. While the 2016 Honda Civic offers standard equipment including automatic climate control and headlights, a rearview camera, a telescopically adjustable steering wheel, and floor mats, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra is lacking all of those features. The Civic is also available with important safety features like automatic collision prevention braking, a forward collision warning system, a lane departure warning system, and adaptive cruise control – none of those are available in the Elantra.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Come check out the new Honda Civic today at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. We’re here to provide all the latest Honda models in the Elgin and Chicagoland area, so stop by soon to find out more about the all-new Civic!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.