2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Honda Civic

What do you look for in a new car? It should definitely look good and be fun to drive, but what else is important? Two models that will make it difficult to decide which small sedan is the best are the 2016 Hyundai Elantra vs the 2016 Honda Civic -- both are well-established, affordable compacts with pleasing exterior style and distinctive, rewarding handling. Both perfectly balance more-features-for-less and impressive fuel efficiency ratings with the latest available safety features. We're taking an in-depth look at what distinguishes these two successful small sedans to help you decide which model more closely matches your needs and your wants.

The 2016 Honda Civic sedan is set to hit dealerships in late 2015, but we were able to get our hands on a few key details in advance of the Civic's official release date. The 2016 Civic is the car's 10th generation and represents an ambitious redesign that will prove to be more competitive than ever in the compact sedan segment. A complete redesign means basically everything on the new Civic will be new, including a new, more efficient available turbocharged engine. 2016 Civic also sports a new shape, with a more prominent front end that is more in-line with sedan trends for the 2016 model year, and plenty of tech upgrades that bring it up-to-speed with competitors.

Performance

The 2016 Honda Civic LX will feature a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and starts at an MSRP of $18,640. 2016 Hyundai Elantra, starting at $17,250, houses a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that puts out 145 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque via a 6-speed manual transmission with standard front-wheel drive.

 

Engine Options

Both the 2016 Civic and the 2016 Elantra will offer engine upgrades -- the Civic EX will feature a 1.5-liter turbocharged and intercooled DOHC four-cylinder that makes 174 horsepower, and the 2016 Elantra Sport houses a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder with 173 horsepower. The Honda Civic engine upgrade starts at $22,200 while the '16 Elantra Sport lists an MSRP at $20,250.

 

Technology

The 2016 Civic will offer Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, but these features aren't likely to be standard on the base LX model. Honda will also offer Honda Sensing driver-assistive tech on higher Civic trims. For less than $20K, Hyundai Elantra Value Edition offers some of the most requested tech and features upgrades with a savings of $1,000.

2016 Hyundai Elantra stain-resistant seats
2016 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition with sunroof
2016 Hyundai Elantra LED headlights
2016 Hyundai Elantra 17-inch alloy wheels

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The 2016 Hyundai Elantra, we think, provides performance, features and peace-of-mind at a bargain when compared to the new Civic. Standard on the 2016 Elantra Sport -- with a more powerful engine to match Honda's upgrade and a savings of $2,000 -- are a Gasoline Direct Injection fuel system, sport-tuned suspension and steering, 17-inch sport alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, projector headlights with LED accents, foglights, proximity key with push-button ignition, power heated front seats, aluminum pedals, and a 4.3-inch color touchscreen audio display with a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port.

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