Compare 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Honda Civic

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Honda Civic
2021 Hyundai Elantra 2021 Honda Civic
MPG (City/Highway) *
  33/43 30/38
Drivetrain Warranty
  10 yr./100,000 mi. 5 yr./60,000 mi.
Infotainment Display
  8.0-in. touchscreen 5.0-in. display
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  Standard Available on other styles

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Honda Civic

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The Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic are compact sedans vying for drivers’ attention for more than three decades. For 2021, the Elantra has been honored with the title of North American Car of the Year. The Elantra’s base price is below that of the Civic, but does the Elantra deliver actual value for the price? A thorough review of the 2021 Elantra to the 2021 Civic shows off many of the more significant differences between these models.


This year’s Elantra displays bold athleticism with pinwheel-style wheels, a stunning curve down the hood, and an innovative grille design. These elements are combined with crescent-like LED headlights and crisp side accents that trend inward dramatically. However, the 2021 Honda Civic exterior is relatively traditional, with an expected profile and a standard design for the dual accent lines on the sides. The Civic’s grille and headlights are integrated flatly, and their designs are comparable to those of many other Honda models on the market today.


The 2021 Elantra’s interior is notably sporty with a three-prong steering wheel, metallic accents, and trim-specific sport pedals. Depending on your preferred trim, your new Elantra may have push-button ignition, smart device app connectivity, a digital screen in the driver’s panel, a central display screen, USB ports, auto climate control, and other equipment. Inside the 2021 Honda Civic, you will find stretched air vents mounted on top of the central display screen. These features are combined with rotary knobs for the climate system’s controls, a traditional stick for the gear selector, and a few other features.


A comparison of the 2021 Elantra to the 2021 Civic would not be comprehensive without reviewing their under-the-hood equipment. Both models have two powertrains as well as power steering, anti-lock brakes, and other expected features. The top engine for the Elantra is a 1.6-liter I-4 design that generates 201 horsepower. This is compared to the Civic’s top engine, a turbo four-cylinder machine that produces 176 horsepower.

Test driving the 2021 Elantra during your visit to our Suburban Hyundai showroom is the next natural step in your research process. Call the Suburban Hyundai sales department to make arrangements for your visit.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.