Compare 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs Honda Civic | Watertown, CT

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs Honda Civic

Serving Watertown, CT, Waterbury, and Bristol

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Honda Civic are very close competitors in the mid-sized sedan category. both vehicles have been constantly bettered since their original debut models. Even though there are drivers that will prefer either car, our detailed analysis, and key characteristics comparison of these sedans will show you that the Hyundai Elantra is in most cases the better choice of a sedan with the best set of combined features and qualities.


2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Honda Civic

Starting MSRP*



Powertrain Warranty

10 year / 100,000 miles

5 year / 60,000 miles

Standard Engine




6 Speed Manual

6 Speed Manual

Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

26 city / 36 hwy mpg**

28 city / 40 hwy mpg**


One of the greatest hints of how great and reliable a vehicle is going to be it is by featuring a long overall warranty. If a vehicle features a longer warranty than the other vehicles that compete in the same category, this indicates that the automaker built the car to last throughout the period the warranty covers, so that they do not have to fix the car for free for long periods. The Hyundai Elantra features a 5-year basic warranty, a 10-year powertrain warranty, and a 5-year roadside assistance warranty with unlimited mileage. Not many automakers offer unlimited mileage in the period of their warranties, so this is a huge plus if you hit the roads often. The Honda Civic falls short here with only 5 year, 60,000 mile powertrain and 3 year, 36,000 basic warranty. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra was simply built to last.

Tire Width

In our day and age, consumers and automakers take safety seriously. Cars have come a long way from times when seatbelts, airbags, and other safety features were unheard of in cars. The greater the tire width a car features, the better adherence and traction it will have to the road, helping alleviate the burden of driving through some of the bad weather road conditions a driver may encounter. The Hyundai Elantra tires are 10 centimeters wider than the Honda Civic’s tires, which gives drivers a nice boost of confidence in knowing that maneuvering the vehicle will be painless.

2018 Hyundai Elantra Interior

Fuel Economy and Value

While the 2018 Elantra falls a little short of the Honda Civic's fuel efficiency levels, the difference is more than made up when considering the base values each vehicle. The 2018 Elantra comes in with 26 city, 36 highway** miles per gallon, it also features a very budget friendly price tag at $13,450*. In contrast, the 2018 Civic achieves an impressive 28 city, 40 highway** miles per gallon but its base counterpart costs drastically more at $18,840*.

Test Drive Today!

We invite you to drop by our Hyundai Dealership and go for a spin in the Hyundai Elantra for a confirmatory test drive that will prove to you why it is the most complete overall mid-sized sedan for you to own. The Hyundai Elantra features many more advantages aside from its great and unmatched warranty, fantastic driving control due to its wider tires, and great fuel economy. If you just can’t stop thinking of becoming the next satisfied owner of a Hyundai Elantra, then right here is where you will find it!


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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