Any driver shopping for a new compact car is likely to have the Honda Civic on their list of considerations. Honda's Civic remains the gold standard among compact sedans and has been for decades, so it's no wonder that the 2021 Honda Civic is a top-selling small car. But what may surprise some is how well-appointed, versatile and fun to drive these Honda automobiles are.
For the 2021 model year, the Honda Civic faces stiff competition, including the newly redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra. The Elantra may be all-new, but Honda has continually refined and enhanced the Civic over its storied generations. This tenth-generation Civic continues to impress, but let's see how it stacks up against the new Hyundai Elantra.
The team at DCH Honda of Nanuet welcomes car shoppers from nearby White Plains, New York, and far beyond to consider the 2021 Honda Civic lineup when searching for their next vehicle. We firmly believe the Civic can go toe-to-toe with any other compact car, including the new Hyundai Elantra.
Now, let's review some of the key differences between the 2021 Honda Civic and 2021 Hyundai Elantra so that you can narrow down your options for a new compact car and make a highly informed purchase or lease decision!
When shopping the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and 2021 Honda Civic lineups, drivers will discover that both of these compact cars offer stellar standard features, including such desirable amenities as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. They both start with 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engines, too, although most trims of the new Civic feature an upgraded, turbocharged powertrain.
There's only one of these new cars for sale that offers a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines, Honda LaneWatch™, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock® and a capless fuel filler, and that's the 2021 Honda Civic lineup. These safety, security and convenience features are sure to be missed for drivers who don't choose the Honda.
With Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, your new Civic can automatically lock when you walk away with the key fob. The innovative Honda LaneWatch™ system projects live video of the passenger-side blind spot on the touchscreen display, which provides far more than an alert that a vehicle may be unseen: you'll actually see the car in your blind spot on the screen!
Every new Civic now comes with a comprehensive driver-assistance suite, called Honda Sensing, where Adaptive Cruise Control is standard. Hyundai still makes drivers pay extra for some similar safety and driver-assist technologies on the 2021 Elantra.
The 2021 Civic Touring lineup offers plush and premium features, including:
As mentioned, both the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and 2021 Honda Civic come powered by 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines in base trim. Most editions of the 2021 Elantra rely on its standard 147-hp engine, while the Civic starts with a 158-hp 2.0-liter unit. Still, even in base trim, the Civic is the more powerful of these two compact cars.
Motorists who select a Civic edition like the EX, EX-L or Touring are treated to enhanced performance via Honda's turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. This compact powerhouse delivers 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque while also improving fuel efficiency over the standard 2.0-liter engine.
The Honda Civic not only presents more power across most of its lineup, but it also provides a more fun and engaging drive than the Hyundai Elantra. When you get into a new Civic, you can enjoy fun and fuel efficiency. That's more than you can say about Hyundai's compact sedan.
Versatility matters to modern drivers, even those who opt for budget-friendly and fuel-efficient compact cars like the Civic and Elantra. The Hyundai model only comes in a sedan body style and boasts a trunk volume of 14.2 cubic feet.
Honda's compact car lineup includes the Civic Sedan and Civic Hatchback, both of which provide greater cargo capacity than the Elantra sedan. With 15.1 cubic feet in its trunk and split-folding rear seats, the Civic Sedan offers a highly flexible interior. Then, there's the Civic Hatchback and its exceptional 46.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume.
For more choice and more versatility, go with Honda and one of the 2021 Civic models!
If you like how the 2021 Honda Civic compares to other compact cars like the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, then isn't it time for a closer look and a test drive?
No matter which of the array of 2021 Honda Civics for sale that you're leaning toward, you can find it here at our Nanuet, NY, Honda dealership. DCH Honda of Nanuet stocks the complete lineup of new Honda automobiles, including the Civic Sedan, Civic Hatchback and high-performance Civic Type R.
When you're ready to get started on your upgrade to a new Honda, don't wait to pre-qualify for financing, explore current lease deals and secure your preferred car at a driver-friendly price. The friendly sales and finance staff at DCH Honda of Nanuet are here to assist in your search and acquisition!
Remember that once you drive off in a new Civic or another Honda automobile, you can count on our Nanuet, NY, auto dealership for routine maintenance and genuine Honda and OEM parts down the road. Reach out to our sales, finance, parts or service staff for all of your Honda automotive needs around New City, NY.