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Honda Civic 2019 vs Hyundai Elantra: In Pics

Modified On Mar 07, 2019 02:40 PM By Saransh for Honda Civic

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The legend is back after six years. So, how does it look against one of best equipped car of its segment? We find out

Update: The Honda Civic prices start at Rs 17.7 lakh to Rs 22.3 lakh across India. The petrol CVT is available in V, VX and ZX variants and the diesel manual is available only in the VX and ZX variants. Full details are here.

Honda is all set to reintroduce the Civic nameplate in India with launch of the tenth-gen sedan on 7 March 2019. It makes a comeback six years after the eighth-gen Civic was discontinued in 2013. For the six years the Honda sedan was away from the market, the competition in the segment has grown fiercer with introduction latest models of cars like the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla Altis. So, let’s compare the latest Civic to one of the best looking cars of the segment, the Elantra, in pics.

Exterior:

Front:

2019 Honda Civic

Hyundai Elantra

Width: 1799mm

Width: 1800mm

Both the mid-size sedans carry their respective family look on the front. Where the Civic gets the bull horn grille, the Elantra sports the cascading family grille. In our opinion, the CIvic has an edge over the Elantra here.

Side:

Length: 4656mm

Length: 4570mm

Wheelbase: 2700mm

Wheelbase: 2700mm

Both the sedans feature a coupe-like silhouette but Civic’s heavily raked rear windshield and extra length makes it more imposing than the Elantra. Both the sedans have an identical wheelbase.

Rear:

Height: 1433mm

Height: 1465mm

Where the Hyundai Elantra looks elegant and more like a family sedan, the Civic’s rear end has ‘sporty’ written all over it. The heavily raked rear windshield and those boomerang tail lamps make the Civic look like an everyday sports car.

Boot Space:

Boot Space: 430 litres

Boot Space: 420 litres

Wheels:

The Civic will be available with two tyre size: While the lower variants will get 215/55R16, the higher variants will get  215/50/R17

All variants of the Elantra are equipped with 205/60R16 tyres.

Interior:

Dashboard:

Both cars get leatherette upholstery. The Civic’s cabin is done in dual-tone beige black colour scheme while the Elantra gets an all-back theme. The all-black colour combination usually makes the cabin look sporty while the beige-black theme makes it look spacious.

Infotainment:

Where the CIvic comes with a 7-inch touchscreen unit which protrudes from the dashboard, the 8-inch unit on the Elantra sits flush in the dashboard. Both the infotainment systems support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

AC:

Both the mid-size sedans come with dual-zone AC which allow the driver and co-passenger to set different temperature settings. They also come with rear AC vents.

Powered Driver seat:

Where the Honda Civic is available with 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, the Elantra is available with 10-way electrically adjustable driver seat.

Instrument Cluster:

The Civic comes with an all digital instrument cluster. However, instead of the large single screen on majority of cars, it is divided into three sections.

The Elantra comes with the usual analog instrument cluster with an MID in the centre.  

Rear Seats:

Since both are mid-size sedans they should have a comfortable rear seat. However, where the Elantra comes with adjustable headrests for all three passengers, the CIvic gets only two.

Sunroof:

Both sedans are equipped with an electric sunroof.

Parking Brake

The Civic comes with electronic parking brake.

The Elantra gets the conventional lever-type parking brake.

Unique Features

Honda Civic comes with Honda Lane Watch. In this, a camera installed in the left mirror displays an image of that blind spot on a 7-inch screen inside the vehicle.

The Elantra gets ventilated front seats, a feature which is not available on other cars in this class.

Also Read: 2019 Honda Civic Vs Skoda Octavia Vs Hyundai Elantra Vs Toyota Corolla Altis: Spec Comparison

Safety:

Both the cars get six airbags for safety. However, where Civic gets them as standard, the Elantra gets them in the top-spec variant only. In other variants, the Elantra comes with dual front airbags.

Diesel Engine

Honda Civic diesel is powered by a 1.6-litre engine that makes 120PS of power and 300Nm of torque. It is available with a 6-speed MT only.

The diesel Elantra also gets a 1.6-litre diesel unit it makes 128PS and 260Nm. It can be had with both 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT.

Petrol Engine:

The Civic is powered by a 1.8-litre petrol engine that makes 141PS and 170Nm. It is mated to a 7-step CVT with paddle shifters.

The Elantra comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine that makes 152PS/192Nm. It can be had with both a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT.

Also Read: Honda Civic 2019 In Pics: Design, Interior, Features, And More

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