Why the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Outshines the Civic

For years, we’ve compared the Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic, two of the most popular models among buyers near Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim. In 2017, these vehicles are still going head-to-head to win favor with small car lovers. Thanks to their stylish designs, affordable price points, and ample technology features, the two are neck and neck.

But thanks to recent updates and changes, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has really pulled ahead of the Honda Civic. And now we’ve got 3 ways the 2017 Hyundai Elantra outshines the Honda Civic. Check them out now, then schedule a test drive at your local Hyundai dealership.

The Hyundai Elantra Offers Competitive Standard Features

2017 Hyundai Elentra BlueWhen you’re shopping for a new car, you want to get the best bang for your buck. You’ll get exactly that with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. It has a ton of standard features that aren’t available until the upper trim levels of the 2017 Honda Civic.

In fact, you’ll miss out on several features if you choose the Civic over the Elantra, such as these:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection: This feature isn’t available completely in the 2017 Honda Civic. The vehicle’s technology doesn’t have Pedestrian Detection, which can let you know if there’s a person or smaller moving object in your driving path.
  • Hands-Free Smart Trunk: This feature isn’t offered for the 2017 Honda Civic. Instead of simply walking up to your vehicle’s trunk, you’ll have to find your keys, put down some groceries, and open it by hand.

The Hyundai Elantra is Priced for Competition

Another major point of contrast between the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and the 2017 Honda Civic is in their pricing. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has a base MSRP of $17,150, according to the HyundaiUSA website. The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan starts at $19,150, according to the Honda Automotive website. The vehicles are both, for many, quite reasonably priced. But what’s up with the $2,000 difference between the Civic over the Elantra?

When you look at the standard features, the 2017 Honda Civic doesn’t seem to be worth $2,000 more than the Elantra. And when you consider style and design, there doesn’t seem to be a great reason for it. In fact, in addition to the features above that aren’t included in the base price are a trip computer, variable speed intermittent wipers, all-season tires, and a CD player. And that brings us to our final point.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Offers Top-of-the-Line Technology

2017 Hyundai Elantra TechnologyIf you’re looking at a fun and spunky little car, you probably want the best in terms of entertainment technology. That’s what you’ll get with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. The base trim level features all the advanced features you could want and some that you’re not quite ready to let go of yet.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra’s standard list includes a CD player, satellite radio, and a 6-speaker audio system with MP3 capability. The Elantra is also available with an 8-inch navigation system with high-resolution touchscreen if you want to go all out. On the other hand, the 2017 Honda Civic’s top-of-the-line infotainment system is a 7-inch display system that doesn’t have a CD player.

Check Out the 2017 Hyundai Elantra at Your Local Dealership Today

Experience everything the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has to offer at a Hyundai dealership near you. It’s available in the online inventory at the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore in the Cerritos Auto Square. Check it out then schedule a test drive to get a closer look.

 

SOURCES:

https://www.hyundaiusa.com/elantra/index.aspx?year=2017&model=elantra&trim=ltd&extcolor=electric-blue&intcolor=black

http://automobiles.honda.com/civic

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