2022 Honda Civic vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Three reasons to consider the Civic
The 2022 Honda Civic has been completely redesigned this year, bringing with it a host of improvements including more technology, a retro-inspired cockpit that packs all of the features you could ever need, and improved efficiency. The best-selling car in Canada for the last 23 years, the Civic now has even more attributes to stay on top in the hearts of consumers.
Facing some tough competition like the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, the 2022 Honda Civic manages to surpass its Korean competitor in terms of interior space, performance, and fuel economy in its base model. Let’s take a closer look.
The 2022 Honda Civic has the advantage over the Elantra in terms of performance. The Civic is powered out of the gate by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that delivers 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque while the Elantra offers just 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.
The new Civic can also get a more powerful engine that delivers 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, vastly outperforming the 2021 Hyundai Elantra.
The Honda Civic has always been more spacious than the Hyundai Elantra and this is true with the new generation as well. There is more cargo space, more shoulder room at both rows, and more head room up front. The Civic’s cargo area can hold 419 litres while the Elantra holds just 402 litres.
Both the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Elantra are spacious, but the Civic has the advantage in the base model with an average fuel consumption rating of 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 6.0 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway. That’s vastly better than the Elantra’s base fuel consumption rating of 9.1 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway.
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