2019 Hyundai Elantra vs Honda Civic

When drivers around Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Downey seek a compact car, they often look for lots of tech, plenty of amenities, and a reliable performance. Two popular options are the Elantra and Civic, but which one would satisfy your driving needs?

To help answer that question, our team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos created this 2019 Hyundai Elantra vs. Honda Civic car comparison. We’ll give you a breakdown of everything each car has to offer, so you can make an informed decision. Read about them below and contact us if you have any questions.

Cutting-Edge Technologies

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic have lots of available high-tech features to help make your drives more enjoyable. They both come standard with Bluetooth® technology to stream audio or make hands-free phone calls.

The Elantra also comes standard with a 6-speaker sound system to hear your music clearly. The Civic, meanwhile, comes standard with a 4-speaker sound system. Furthermore, the Elantra has an available 8-inch navigation system with a high-resolution touchscreen. The touchscreen in the highest trim level of the Civic is just 7 inches.

However, both cars offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. By plugging your compatible smartphone into the vehicle’s USB drive, your music playlists, text messages, podcasts, and more will appear on the display screen.

Interior Space & Amenities

The Hyundai Elantra and Civic offer plenty of room for five passengers with comparable interior dimensions. For example, the 2019 Elantra has 95.8 cubic feet of passenger volume across all its trim levels. But while the Civic starts out with 97.8 cubic feet in its base trim, it drops to 95 cubic feet for the rest of the lineup.

Each vehicle also offers a hatchback model with lots of cargo space for grocery bags, backpacks, sports equipment, and more. The Civic offers an impressive 46.2 cubic feet of cargo room when the rear seats are folded down. However, the Elantra will give you 55.1 cubic feet of cargo space after folding down the rear seats.

But both vehicles offer heated front and rear seats to stay cozy on chillier nights. They also each offer dual-zone automatic climate control. This allows the driver and front-seat passenger to select their preferred cabin temperature, so neither needs to stay too hot or too cold.

Performance Specs

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. For even more power, there’s the optional 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder that puts out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

But the most powerful engine in the 2019 Honda Civic is a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers just 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.

Plus, the engine in the Civic comes paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable Transmission. In the Elantra, you get a choice between three transmissions to tailor the car’s performance to your liking: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® and Active ECO System, and 7-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch with SHIFTRONIC®.

Hyundai Elantra vs Honda Civic: Verdict

While both compact cars are impressive, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra has more available features and a more powerful performance. But to help determine if it’s right for your drives around Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Downey, you’ll need to get behind the wheel.

If you want to experience the Elantra in person, then schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos today!