2019 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra

Which is it, the Honda Civic or Hyundai Elantra? Both are premier compact sedans worthy of Bloomfield roads, but one will inevitably do a better job of enhancing your commute. In this 2019 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra comparison from the experts at Tamaroff Honda, we’ll look at Civic and Elantra technology, safety, and more side-by-side to determine which is best for you. Once you’re convinced, stop by our lot to see our new Honda Civic inventory for sale!

2019 Civic or Elantra: Performance

The Civic 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine produces up to 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque in the base trim. However, the standard power found in the Elantra base model is 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. When you’re looking for more power at your fingertips, take to the Troy streets in the new Civic.

2019 Civic or Elantra: Technology

The advanced tech in the Civic includes a 5-inch color LCD screen, dual-zone automatic climate controls, heated front and rear seats, keyless entry, and HomeLink®. The Elantra does have the Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology available—something the Civic does not—but it only comes with the most expensive trim, the Hyundai Elantra Limited. Sadly, it’s not available on the Elantra GT or Elantra Sport.

2019 Civic or Elantra: Safety

The 2019 Honda Civic is a great choice thanks to its robust suite of safety technologies. Specifically, the Civic makes great use of the cutting-edge Honda Sensing® safety suite. While the 2020 Elantra comes with some features similar to Honda Sensing®, it is definitely missing some key components that will give Farmington Hills drivers extra confidence on Michigan roads.

2019 Honda Civic Standard Safety Features


  • Honda Sensing®
    • Collision Mitigation Braking System
    • Road Departure Mitigation System
    • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
    • Lane Keep Assist System
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
2020 Hyundai Elantra Standard Safety Features


  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Brake Assist