What Should You Buy? The Honda Civic or the New Hyundai ElantraAug 5th, 2016
“It’s not as simple as flipping a coin”
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra definitely looks like a winner, when you find out that it offers spacious interior room, superb acceleration, and cutting edge tech. It is definitely putting some pressure on the Honda Civic, and is going to be rivaling it in the compact cars sector. This is great news for drivers though, since they are literally spoilt for choice while Hyundai and Honda battle it out.
However, Honda may have the edge when it comes to the trim level selection offered. The limited trim offered by Hyundai is priced at $22,350 and offers luxury amenities like LED headlamps, bigger wheels, and leather heated seats. If you want even more amenities, you will have to fork out another $1,900 to get the Ultimate Package for the limited trim.
The one thing that Hyundai needs to do if it wants to seriously challenge Honda is not to force drivers into buying different trims, just so they can access superior safety features and amenities. The majority of features offered by Hyundai aren’t as slick as the ones offered by Honda, which is where it scores heavily over other competitors. It is hard keeping up with Honda, which keeps on offering better and better services and features than its rivals.
The Hyundai Elantra offers blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, Active Lane Keep Assist, emergency brake assist, smart cruise control, and forward collision warning, which are great but not as great as the ones Honda offers. A prime example can be made for the dynamic cruise control mode offered in the Elantra, which is excellent for highways, but incompetent when you’re driving in city traffic.
The new Hyundai Elantra looks like an absolute ripper of a car, but at the overall price you may end up paying for it, a shade under $28,000 with all the luxury and safety features, the Honda Civic is by far the better option for you. Come check out the new Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic at Formula Honda today.