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2020 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2.0L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder


2.0-liter inline-4
158 hp


147 hp
138 lb-ft


132 lb-ft

Collision Mitigation Braking System™


Adaptive Cruise Control


The 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Hyundai Elantra are popular choices for Denver drivers who are in the market for a sporty and well-equipped compact car. However, when comparing the Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra performance specs and standard safety features, the Honda model comes out ahead. Learn more in this Civic vs. Elantra comparison from Planet Honda.

Civic or Elantra: Performance

The entry-level 2020 Civic LX is powered by a 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine, and while the 2020 Elantra base model comes with the same size engine, it can’t quite match the Honda’s output:

  • Honda Civic Engine – Base
    • 158 hp
    • 138 lb-ft of torque
  • Honda Elantra Engine – Base
    • 147 hp
    • 132 lb-ft of torque

Civic or Elantra: Fuel Economy

Getting the best gas mileage possible is important to many Lakewood-area drivers, and by upgrading to the Honda Civic Sedan EX or EX-L models equipped with a standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), you’ll enjoy an EPA-estimated 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway*. The most efficient 2020 Elantra trim can only get up to 41 mpg on the highway.

Civic or Elantra: Safety Features

When it comes to advanced safety technology, Arvada drivers will be happy to know that all of the Honda Civic Sedan trim levels come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assist systems. As you can see below, the Hyundai Elantra doesn’t include the wide array of safety features that come with the Civic.

  • 2020 Honda Civic
    • 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
    • Automatic High-Beam Headlights
    • LED Daytime Running Lights
    • Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Vehicle Stability Management
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Anti-Lock Braking System
    • Brake Assist

Test Drive the Honda Civic Sedan Today at Planet Honda

The best way to find out whether the Honda Civic is the right compact sedan for you is to schedule a test drive at our dealership in Golden. Learn more about the Civic interior features, and if you are still considering your options, check out our Civic vs. Honda Accord comparison. Make sure to taken a look at our new vehicle specials and current offers and incentives, and if you have any questions about the Civic features or maintenance schedule, please contact us online or give us a call at (303) 215-4200 (#2).

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*Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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