2015 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2015 Honda Civic

West Michigan Drivers, Are You Shopping for a 2015 Hyundai Elantra?

Hyundai has transformed from a struggling automaker to one of the stronger contenders in the small car market thanks to vehicles like the 2015 Hyundai Elantra, but is it the right compact car for West Michigan drivers? Tempting features like the new Hyundai Blue Link telematics system make higher trim levels appealing, but if you want a small car that’s well-equipped from the start, the Elantra SE may not be for you. Its six-speaker stereo system, power accessories, and air conditioning were solid standard features a few years ago, but driver expect Bluetooth and other gadgets these days. It does have a 37 highway and 27 city mpg fuel economy, but that only bests some other small cars.

One of the small cars that manages to be more fuel efficient than the Elantra SE is the 2015 Honda Civic—models with a CVT equipped earn an EPA-estimated 39 highway and 30 city mpg,* making them some of the most efficient cars on the road. The 2015 Civic also just earned a 2015 Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Small Car Best Buy Award*, and its standard features would have no trouble competing with the high-end Elantra models. Even the basic 2015 Civic LX models come with Honda’s exclusive i-MID infotainment system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a rearview camera, Pandora radio, SMS texting, and more. We think it’s clear that Honda is succeeding at redefining the idea of “standard features” among drivers, but automakers like Hyundai are still catching up.

Take a look at a side-by-side comparison between the Elantra SE and the Civic LX below, then stop by a West Michigan Honda Dealer and let us help you pick our your next Civic.


*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle