Are you a commuter in the Marlton, Mt. Laurel, or Cherry Hill, NJ, area? Then a sedan like the Honda Civic or Hyundai Elantra may be a great choice for you. Not only do these cars feature innovative engines that effortlessly balance power and efficiency, they also come equipped with plenty of high-tech features.

Keep reading to find out how the 2020 Civic and Elantra compare. Then, contact Burns Honda to test drive your favorite.

2020 Honda Civic vs Hyundai Elantra Engine Specs

If you want a sedan with a highly drivable engine, then look no farther than the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra. Both come standard with a 2.0L I-4 engine that generates enough power to add a bit of a thrill to your daily commutes. You can check out their specs in the table below:


2020 Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra


2.0L I-4

2.0L I-4


158 horsepower

147 horsepower


138 lb-ft

132 lb-ft

As you can see, the Civic delivers 158 horsepower, which is just a smidge more than the Elantra. Still, both cars harness their engine power well through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This kind of transmission is known for optimizing your shift schedules to improve efficiency.

A CVT works by doing away with the set shift points of a traditional automatic to allow for nearly infinite shifts between the upper and lower limits.

Now, if you're a manual fan, then you may be happier with the Honda Civic, which offers an available 6-speed manual transmission for its Sport trim level. The Hyundai Elantra, however, doesn't have a manual option.

Driver-Assistive & Smart Safety Features

With more cars on the road than ever before, staying safe is a major consideration for modern car shoppers. So, it's great to know that both the Civic and Elantra come standard with several smart safety features designed to improve the driver's awareness of their surroundings.

These include features like:

  • Forward-collision mitigation and automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assistance

The Honda and Hyundai also both come with automatic high-beam headlights. These can toggle your headlights on and off for you when they sense oncoming cars or traffic lights. That way, you can focus on navigating low-visibility conditions instead of adjusting your high beams. The Civic makes this feature standard, while it's only available on the Elantra with a trim-level upgrade.

The Honda Civic also has standard Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow. ACC automatically adjusts your cruise control speed to go with the flow if you approach slower-moving traffic on the highway. It also helps you out in traffic jams by taking control of the gas and brakes during those stop-and-go moments.

The Elantra doesn't offer a similar feature, so Hyundai drivers may find highway driving a bit more fatiguing than those in the Honda.

2020 Honda Civic or Hyundai Elantra: Which Will You Drive?

After comparing the 2020 Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra, it became clear that the Honda has a lot to offer drivers around Cherry Hill, NJ. However, only you can know which is the right sedan for your drives through Marlton and Mt. Laurel.

If you like the Civic, contact Burns Honda and schedule your test drive today!

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