New 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. New 2017 Honda Civic | Wilmington NC

Hyundai Elantra vs. Honda Civic Sedan in Wilmington NC

The 2017 Honda Civic is More Expensive and Offers a Shorter Warranty than a 2017 Hyundai Elantra

When stacked against the competition, we see several features that put the 2017 Hyundai Elantra ahead of the 2017 Honda Civic in convenience and service. First, the Elantra's hands-free smart trunk makes shopping and loading easy. The smart trunk will open when the smart key is within 40 inches of the vehicle, for at least 3 seconds. Second, based on the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index®, Hyundai was named #1 in customer loyalty for 7 years in a row. Honda wasn't. Finally, the Civic's warranty is paltry compared to the Hyundai (which is double the length of powertrain coverage, and doubled in miles of bumper to bumper coverage). For lasting attention to detail, and a brand that backs up their commitment to the consumer, Hyundai is better.

Both cars boast a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick + Award for safety, and impressive powertrain redesigns. The Elantra's heated back seats, roomy interior, 60/40 split-folding rear seatback, and door, console, and covered bin storage gives the driver and passengers plenty of comfort and space to stretch out and enjoy the ride. The Elantra's available Integrated Memory System is unique, and remembers the height and mirror configurations for up to two drivers. Even with a newly designed interior with height adjustments, the Honda offers fewer features at a higher price tag.

Honda Civic's Features Fall Short of Hyundai's Interior Technology

Safety and technology go hand-in-hand on the Hyundai. Though both models offer Android Auto™, the Elantra boasts bigger, smarter, better appointments at every turn. Elantra owners can enjoy better night vision with HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light technology, as well as an 8-inch touch screen for better response over the Civic's 7-inch screen.

Other available standout features on the Elantra include: 18-inch alloy wheels for a sleeker style and a tighter grip on the road, as well as a driver's knee airbag for greater protection in the event of a collision. No matter which trim you choose, each model is packed with features that take you where you want to go.

The only way to truly see what makes a 2017 Hyundai Elantra stand out from the crowd is to test one for yourself. At Parkway Hyundai of Wilmington, NC, you'll find the Elantra, as well as a host of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles to compare.

Located at 5920 Market St., Wilmington, NC, Parkway of Wilmington proudly serves eastern North Carolina and the surrounding areas. Our customer experiences speak for themselves. Call us today at (888) 696-3170.

2017 Hyundai Elantra 2017 Honda Civic Sedan
Range of MSRP*
$17,150 - $22,350* $18,740 - $21,500*
Trims SE, Value Edition, Eco, Sport, Limited LX, EX, EX-T

Power & Efficiency

City MPG 29 MPG** 28 MPG**
Highway MPG 38 MPG** 40 MPG**
Engine Type 2.0L Nu 4-Cylinder In-Line 2.0L 4-Cylinder
EPA Combined 33.5 MPG** 32 MPG**


Transmission 6 Speed Manual (M6CF3-1) 6-Speed Manual, Available Continuously Variable
Drivetrain FWD FWD


  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty
  • 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty
  • 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance plan
  • 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty
  • 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty

NHSTA Crash Test Rating

Rating N/A 5-Star

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. See "Trims" options for MSRP of model shown. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. **All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

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