New Hyundai 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Honda Civic – Metro Detroit MI for Sale in Southfield, MI

2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Honda Civic – Metro Detroit MI

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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Honda Civic - Metro Detroit MI

Vehicle Overview

If you are in the market for a compact sedan, then you are probably considering both the Elantra and the Civic. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra has recently arrived at Glassman Hyundai with some notable changes, including more standard driver assistance technologies, an improved automatic transmission and the addition of a dual-zone automatic climate control system as standard equipment. While the Civic did receive some upgrades this model year, these were limited to the Si trim level and the hatchback models. With that in mind, let us explore how the new Elantra stacks up against the new Civic and the rest of the field in our 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Honda Civic comparison.

Metro Detroit MI - 2020 Hyundai Elantra's Overview

Exterior – 2020 Hyundai Elantra

While each has its unique style, both the Elantra and Civic share a lot in common fundamentally. Both are built on a 106.3-inch wheelbase. The Civic measures 182.7 inches long, but the Elantra is close to that at 181.9 inches. The width is the same at 70.9 inches. Height and ground clearance are similar as well. The base Elantra features 15-inch wheels. The base Civic features 16-inch wheels, but you have options up to 18 inches in both cases.

Metro Detroit MI - 2020 Hyundai Elantra's Exterior

Interior – 2020 Hyundai Elantra near Metro Detroit MI

Those exterior similarities are felt inside as well. The Civic has a bit more trunk space at 15.1 versus 14.4 cubic feet. It also has a bit more passenger volume at 97.8 versus 95.8 cubic feet. But in terms of headroom, legroom, shoulder room and hip room, the differences are never great. In fact, the Elantra offers the same front legroom and a full inch more headroom, which can make a difference for larger drivers.

Metro Detroit MI - 2020 Hyundai Elantra's Interior

Mechanical – Elantra specs near Metro Detroit

Both the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and 2020 Honda Civic are front-wheel drive sedans with no options for other drivetrains, such as all-wheel drive. Both automakers have also opted for a continuously variable automatic transmission, but the Elantra CVT is particularly notable in that it has been improved and refined for this model year. The Civic is notable in that you can opt for a six-speed manual transmission with either the LX or Sport. Hyundai eliminated its similar option for this model year. Each automaker offers several engine options, all of which are four-cylinders. Hyundai offers a 2.0L, a turbo 1.4L and a turbo 1.6L. Honda offers a 2.0L, a turbo 1.5L and a more powerful version of the 1.5L.

Metro Detroit MI - 2020 Hyundai Elantra's Mechanical

Technology – Hyundai Elantra specs near Metro Detroit MI

The Elantra and the Civic both fare well in the tech component of our 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Honda Civic comparison. The Elantra SE features an infotainment system with a 5-inch high-resolution touchscreen and a rearview camera. Stepping up to the SEL gets you a 7-inch screen and Android and Apple smartphone integration, and the upper trims add an 8-inch screen and integrated navigation. The Civic offers a similar arrangement with its base and up-level trim. In both cases, a driver assistance package is standard and includes forward collision mitigation and other tech.

Contact Us Today – 2020 Hyundai Elantra dealer

Glassman Hyundai is a leading Hyundai dealership and a proud servant Detroit Southfield Troy Michigan drivers can depend on for the latest on the Elantra and other Hyundai vehicles. Consider visiting our location at your earliest convenience for a test-drive. You can also call us for more information as well as shop our inventory online. Through our website, you also have access to live chat and email support for quotes, the latest specials, financing and leasing preapproval, trade-in appraisals and much more.


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