2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Honda Civic
2020 Hyundai Elantra 2020 Honda Civic
Starting MSRP *
  $19,300 $20,650
MPG (City/Highway) **
  31/41 30/38
Drivetrain Warranty
  10 yr./100,000 mi. 5 yr./60,000 mi.

2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Honda Civic

Serving Fresno, CA

Is it time for you to make your next car purchase? The Hyundai Elantra has more than three decades of history on the road, and the 2020 model year is a sixth-generation version that is fresh off of a beautiful facelift. The Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic are both compact cars, so you understandably need to know how the Civic ranks against the Elantra in essential areas.


A review of the Elantra and the Civic begins on the exterior. Both of these compact cars have a flowing, forward-trending profile. The Elantra has triangle-shaped LED headlights that jut slightly into the geometric grille. This grille's shape is set off by front-end molding, and this molding fades back slightly toward the triangular foglamps. Upper and lower personality lines run straight across the side doors. The Elantra may also have remote entry, heated side mirrors, a power moonroof, and other equipment. The Honda Civic, on the other hand, has a thick bar running through the grille, and this bar connects the headlights. The sides are accented by an angled personality line that curves over the front and rear fenders.


The Elantra for 2020 is engineered to be fun to drive, and this experience begins when you get behind the wheel. The gear shifter knob is placed in an angled console with a few functional buttons, and this highlights the cabin's cockpit-like feel. The center stack flares outward slightly as it rolls up. Some of the equipment in the Elantra includes a dual-zone auto climate control system, a flat-bottom steering wheel with multiple controls, a navigation system, a sound system, smart device integration, and more. The Civic's interior, on the other hand, has a layered theme with flowing lines that move inwardly. Throughout the dashboard and the rest of the vehicle, some or all of the Civic trims may come with a push-button ignition, climate control, power windows, heated front seats, and more.


Across the 2020 Elantra's trim line, you can take advantage of the three possible engines. One of these is a turbo 1.4-liter, I-4 engine that gives you 128 horsepower in the Eco trim. Another powertrain is a 2.0-liter, I-4 engine that provides you with 147 horsepower. The top powertrain for the 2020 Elantra is a 1.6-liter turbo engine that produces 201 horsepower. The 2020 Honda Civic, on the other hand, is offered with two available powertrains. The I-4 engine generates 158 horsepower and is available with an auto or manual transmission. A turbocharged alternative is available in top Civic trim levels and gives you 174 horsepower.

Lithia Hyundai of Fresno has a great selection of cars in stock, and we are your convenient source for a closer look at all of the 2020 trims. When you drop by soon, you can test drive the three available powertrains to finalize your model research and comparison.

* MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost. Accessory item shown may vary according to model and illustration.
** EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.