2019 Hyundai Elantra vs Honda Civic

Back to back view comparing the 2019 Hyundai Elantra to the 2019 Honda Civic 

Considering a new compact car? It's likely you are debating between the 2019 Elantra or the 2019 Civic. To gain a fair comparison, it's vital that we break down the Elantra and Civic into several categories. We want to look at the price differences, available features, safety ratings and engine options between the two. At Phil Long Hyundai of Motor City, we've done the work for you and have a complete outline comparing the Honda Civic to the Hyundai Elantra.

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Exterior Comparison

The first consideration in the Elantra-Civic compact car comparison is the exterior color options.


2019 Hyundai Elantra

2019 Honda Civic

Color Options

Quartz White Pearl, Machine Gray, Symphony Silver, Lakeside Blue, Phantom Black, and Scarlet Red

Crystal Black, Rallye Red, Cosmic Blue, Modern Steel, Aegean Blue, Lunar Silver, Molten Lava, and Platinum White


Performance Comparison

Our next step is to evaluate the performance between the 2019 Hyundai Elantra and 2019 Honda Civic. Let's take a look at the fuel economy, engine options and horsepower of the Hyundai Elantra compared to the Honda Civic.


2019 Hyundai Elantra

2019 Honda Civic

Fuel Economy

28/37 mpg with the base engine; 32/40 mpg with Elantra Eco model

30/38 mpg with the base engine; 32/42 mpg with turbo engine

Engine Options

Inline 4-cylinder or turbocharged 4-cylinder

2.0-liter four-cylinder, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder or turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder


Up to 201 hp

Up to 306 hp


Interior Comparison


Another consideration between the 2019 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2019 Honda Civic is to consider how much interior space there is and what amenities you can expect. 


2019 Hyundai Elantra

2019 Honda Civic

Passenger Room


5, except the Type R, only holds 4

Cargo Space

14.4 cubic feet/55 with seats down

15.1 cubic feet/46.2 with seats down

Standard Features

Infotainment system with a 5-inch screen, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth plus a USB port

Bluetooth, five-inch display, a USB port, and four-speakers


Safety Considerations

The final aspect when looking at the 2019 Hyundai Elantra or the 2019 Honda Civic is to examine safety measures. You want to consider the safety ratings plus standard safety technology.


2019 Hyundai Elantra

2019 Honda Civic

NHTSA Rating

4/5 star rating

5/5 star rating

IIHS Rating

Highest ratings with Top Safety Pick+

Good in all crash tests except for a Poor rating for headlights

Standard Safety Features

Standard features include a rearview camera. Available active safety features include forward collision warning, driver drowsiness monitoring, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeps assist and rear cross traffic alert.

Standard features include the Honda Sensing package of driver assistance features. This includes automatic high beams, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation, plus automatic emergency braking.


Elantra vs. Civic: Who is the Winner?

Considering the 2019 Hyundai Elantra starts at more than $2,000 less than a 2019 Honda Civic, it's clear to see who the winner is. Not only is the Elantra a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS where the Civic is not, but it offers everything a family would want in a low-cost, compact car. We recommend that you do the research yourself regarding the Elantra vs. Civic. Stop by Phil Long Hyundai of Motor City in Colorado Springs to test drive the Elantra for yourself and see why our 2019 Hyundai models are so popular.

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