The 2017 Hyundai Elantra GLS vs. the 2017 Honda Civic EX
Welcome to the small sedan segment where the world’s biggest auto manufacturers have been battling for many decades now. This market absolutely is one of the most heated ones out there and 2017 continues this trend. Honda has seen a lot of success in Canada with their new Civic, and Hyundai has definitely been paying attention. What this healthy competition means is that today we have some of the most efficient and safest small sedans ever manufactured, and we’re certainly spoiled for choice. If you’ve been deliberating between the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GLS and the 2017 Honda Civic, then this comparison should give you a better idea of which sedan is best for you…
2017 Hyundai Elantra GLS
2017 Honda Civic EX
|Fuel Economy – Combined||7.4 L/100km||7.0 L/100km|
|IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick+ Award||Yes||2017 Top Safety Pick only (not +)|
|Warranty – Basic Months||60 (100,000 kms)||36 (60,000 kms)|
|Passenger Volume||2713||2690 L|
|Entertainment||SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite||AM/FM stereo|
There definitely are reasons to consider the Hyundai Elantra GLS over the Civic. That lower MSRP certainly is nice, saving you almost three grand. Fuel economy certainly is an important statistic today, and the Elantra is just barely beaten by the Civic here. But when you consider other areas of value, the Elantra truly shines.
The absolute best award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a badge of honour for the Elantra, and this year, the Civic didn’t quite qualify. Your Elantra will also come with a superior warranty over the Civic, offering the same powertrain warranty but a much better warranty on every other major component. Passenger volume is also greater, offering more room and comfort for the family, and they’ll also enjoy greater entertainment with full satellite radio.
The Elantra also comes with these additional features:
- An especially quiet interior thanks to the SUPERSTRUCTURE™
- Power Sunroof
- Hands-Free Smart Trunk
- LED Daytime Running Lights for enhanced visibility
- HID Headlights
- LED Tail Lights
- A functional, sporty design
- A 3 Stage Door Checker
- A welcome light to illuminate your entrance
Which is best for you is up to you. But taking a look at some of the most important specs for small sedans certainly does give us a good idea of what we’re looking at.