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In the battle of the best sedan, there are plenty of contenders, but two that have made their way to the top are the 2020 Honda Civic and the 2020 Hyundai Elantra. With bold and sporty designs, comfortable cabins, and performances that are hard to beat, these two models have proved themselves to be front-runners. So, which one is better for your driving needs?

Drivers in San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, Texas, can find out by reading this Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison. Created by the team at Northside Honda, we put these two popular sedans to the test, so you can make an educated decision for yourself.


2020 Honda Civic Engine Specs

2020 Civic vs 2020 Elantra: Performance

Sedans are known for their lively drives boasting a sporty performance and seamless control. Luckily enough, this is true for both of these models, but which has the power you’re looking for?

The new Civic and Elantra both offer multiple engines in their trim lineup. Standardly, they’re paired with similar 2.0L 4-cylinder engines. However, the amount of power varies in each model. When you pick the Hyundai Elantra, you’ll have 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, while the Civic generates 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. With this power under the hood, you’ll be able to accelerate faster and have more strength to maneuver through city traffic.

If you’re looking for even more oomph behind the wheel, you’ll find it in the Honda Civic. With its available 1.5L turbocharged engine, you can rev up 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. With one of the upgraded powertrains in the Elantra, the 1.4L turbocharged, the horsepower actually decreases. This engine only produces 128 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque.


2020 Honda Civic Safety Sensing

2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Hyundai Elantra: Safety

While solid performance is crucial in a sedan, nothing tops the importance of safety. Due to this, both the 2020 Civic and Elantra offer a suite of intuitive driver-assistive technologies, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.

In the Civic, you’ll have Honda Sensing® as well as other driving aids to rely on. Best of all, these features come standard on every trim level. They include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ & Forward Collision Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System & Lane Departure Warning
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

The Hyundai Elantra also offers comparable driving aids, such as standard Lane Keeping Assist and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. However, systems like advanced cruise control and automatic high beams aren’t found until the higher trim levels. Plus, with the Elantra, you’ll miss out on road departure and collision braking mitigation altogether.


Honda Civic vs Hyundai Elantra: Choose the Sedan for You

Both the Civic and Elantra will make your San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, TX, commutes more enjoyable. However, if you’re looking for a more spirited performance and a large suite of driver-assistive technologies, you’ll love the 2020 Honda Civic.

To see for yourself in person, schedule a test drive at Northside Honda today. We’ll be thrilled to get you in the driver’s seat to discover the other amazing features this sedan offers.


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