2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Honda Civic

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It's hard to keep the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and the 2017 Honda Civic off your radar when you're looking for a compact sedan. Both vehicles rest incontestably at the front of the segment, putting drivers in command of richly upholstered cabins and a sharp yet efficient drive. Deciding between two front-runners is never easy, so we've put together this quick comparison.

Power and Performance

Driving a compact sedan used to be dull and uninspiring, but recent models have taken advantage of their reduced weight to fit available turbocharged engines for a drive that feels as engaging as a coupe or sport sedan. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is one such model; opting for the Sport puts a 1.6L turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine beneath your hood, so hitting the gas will put up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque at your disposal.

The 2017 Honda Civic is also noted for its responsive driving dynamics, but you'll find it positively sluggish after zipping across Glenview in the Elantra; even the Civic's available 1.5L turbo makes just 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.

Onboard Technology

The Elantra is one of the few compact models in the industry that is just as ready to push automotive technology forward as the larger flagship vehicles, so it can deliver plenty of top-notch features that you won't find in the 2017 Honda Civic, including:

  • Class-Exclusive Integrated Memory System: Store the specified settings of two drivers for seating and mirrors.
  • Segment-Exclusive Hands-Free Smart Trunk: Opens automatically when the Proximity Key is sensed behind the vehicle within three feet for approximately three seconds or longer.
  • 8-inch Touchscreen: Whether you need satellite navigation to take you from Northbrook to Highland Park in a flash or want to choose a track for your eight-speaker Infinity sound system, the 8-inch touchscreen makes things simple.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is a Class-Leading Compact Sedan

Last year's extensive Civic refresh placed it near the top of the segment, but the 2017 Elantra still manages to pull ahead by equipping a few more superior technologies and adding a little more vibrancy to its ride. To experience that ride for yourself, just pay a visit to the showroom here at Loren Hyundai today - you'll find us in Glenview, just a short drive from the center of Highland Park.


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