Head to head exterior comparison between the 2019 Hyundai Elantra and the 2019 Honda Civic

For those that are thinking about purchasing a new compact car, it’s time to compare the differences between the 2019 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2019 Honda Civic. We want you to receive a fair comparison between the Elantra and Civic models. That's why we've done the research and provided a complete breakdown between the two cars. This comparison includes available features, price differences, interiors, exteriors, safety ratings and performance specs. At Phil Long Hyundai of Chapel Hills, we believe this type of information helps you make the right buying decision. We will start with a basic price comparison. The 2019 Elantra price started at $16,100 for the base trim ranging up to $23,700 for the top Sport trim. The 2019 Civic price started at $19,550 for the base trim with prices ranging up to $27,400 for the top Touring trim. Let's dig further into the Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison to see which model works best for you.

2019 Hyundai Elantra

2019 Hyundai Elantra rear exterior view driving down mountain highway

2019 Hyundai Elantra Exterior Colors

There are 6 color options for your 2019 Hyundai Elantra. You can choose from Symphony Silver, Machine Gray, Quartz White Pearl, Phantom Black, Lakeside Blue or Scarlet Red.

2019 Hyundai Elantra Interior

The five-passenger 2019 Elantra offers a spacious, comfortable cabin. It also provides 14.4 cubic feet of trunk space which increases to 55 with the seats down. Standard features include a five-inch screen, six-speaker sound system, infotainment system, Bluetooth and a USB port.

2019 Elantra Performance Specs

The Elantra comes with your choice of two engine options. There's an inline four-cylinder and a turbocharged four-cylinder as well. The base engine provides 28/37 mpg, but you can attain 32/40 mpg with Elantra Eco model.

2019 Hyundai Elantra Safety Ratings

2019 Hyundai Elantra interior front cabin from driver door entrance

The NHTSA awarded the Elantra with a 4/5 star rating while IIHS made it a Top Safety Pick+. Standard features include a rearview camera, but there are tons of available active safety features. These include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Honda Civic rear exterior view driving down city streets

2019 Honda Civic Exterior Colors

You have 8 color options with the Honda Civic. These include Crystal Black, Aegean Blue, Rallye Red, Cosmic Blue, Modern Steel, Lunar Silver, Platinum White or Molten Lava.

2019 Honda Civic Interior

The 2019 Honda Civic provides room for five unless you choose the Type R, which only has space for four. It features 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space that increases to 46.2 with the seats down. Standard features include a USB port, Bluetooth, five-inch display, and four-speaker sound system.

2019 Civic Performance Specs

There are three engine options, including a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The base engine offers 30/38 mpg, but you can achieve 32/42 mpg with the turbo engine.

2019 Honda Civic Safety Ratings

2019 Honda Civic interior view as you enter the driver seat

While the Honda Civic did achieve a 5/5 star rating from the NHTSA, it didn't fare as well with the IIHS as the Elantra did. It achieved Good ratings in everything but the headlights, where it has a Poor rating. Standard safety features include the Honda Sensing package, which includes automatic high beams, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

Hyundai Elantra vs Honda Civic: Which One Wins?

If you are looking for a budget-friendly compact car, you will love that the 2019 Hyundai Elantra starts at more than $2,000 less than a Civic. Not only that, but the Elantra is a Top Safety Pick, which means you are better protected. We encourage you to stop by Phil Long Hyundai Chapel Hills to test out our 2019 Hyundai models to see what makes this Elantra so special. We have some fantastic Elantra lease deals to offer you.

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