When we compare the 2020 Honda Civic's and the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Honda Civic's and the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Honda Civic is a better car than the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA Pricing
A used 2020 Honda Civic ranges from $19,391 to $26,991 while a used 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA is priced between $14,993 to $21,994.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value and the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA loses 41.1 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Honda Civic retains 10.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 9.0 out of 10 while the Hyundai ELANTRA's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Hyundai ELANTRA being ranked 12 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Honda Civic is ranked 5 and the Hyundai ELANTRA is ranked 17.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda Civic is 8.8 out of 10. For the Hyundai ELANTRA the reliability rating is 7.8 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Hyundai ELANTRA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 446 miles. The ELANTRA is rated to deliver an average of 35 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 574 miles. This gives the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Honda Civic. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2020 Honda Civic has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2020 Honda Civic has higher safety ratings than the 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.64 out of 5 Stars.