2024 Honda Civic Sedan vs Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra

2024 Honda Civic Sedan vs. Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra

Compact sedans have remained a staple across the automotive landscape for numerous reasons. Drivers prefer these vehicles for the sharp styling, exceptional value, impressive efficiency, and advanced tech features. If you’re having trouble choosing the right model in this segment, Germain Honda of Ann Arbor wants to help. We’ve taken the time to compare the Honda Civic Sedan head-to-head against two of its most formidable rivals – the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra. Let’s take a closer look at how these three models compare.

Honda Civic Sedan vs Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic Sedan Toyota Corolla
2024 Honda Civic Sedan EX CVT VS 2024 Toyota Corolla SE CVT
$28,045* MSRP including destination charge* $25,435
180 HP / 177 TQQ Horsepower / Torque 169 HP / 151 TQ
33 / 42 / 36** MPG (city/hwy/combined)** 31 / 40 / 34
Standard Blind Spot Warning System Requires Higher Trim Level
Standard Power Sunroof Requires Higher Trim Level
Standard Dual-Zone Air Conditioning Single Zone Only
Standard, Keyfob Remote Start Requires Higher Trim Level
Driver & Passenger Heated Front Seats Requires Higher Trim Level
14.8 cubic feet Cargo Volume 13.1 cubic feet

The first challenger to go up against the Honda Civic Sedan is the Toyota Corolla. Although the Corolla SE begins this matchup with a slight price advantage, a closer look at the details reveals some significant advantages for the Civic EX.

Choosing the Civic EX means that you’ll enjoy both greater horsepower and torque as compared to the Corolla SE. In addition to superior performance, the Civic outperforms the Corolla across all three fuel economy categories. You’ll have a more invigorating drive AND spend less money at the pump when you choose Honda instead of Toyota.

Dual-zone air conditioning and a remote start system help ensure that you’ll always ride in complete comfort regardless of the temperature outside of the vehicle. A standard power sunroof helps you fill the cabin with fresh air and natural sunlight. All three of these great features will require you to step up to a more costly trim level of the Toyota Corolla.

Interior comfort and versatility are two other reasons to choose the Civic Sedan. Both the driver and front passenger can enjoy the heated front seats on chilly mornings. A standard blind-spot monitoring system provides an extra layer of confidence and peace of mind when making a lane change. Lastly, the Civic EX offers 2 additional cubic feet of cargo capacity to easily accommodate that extra suitcase you considered leaving behind.

Honda Civic Sedan vs Hyundai Elantra

Honda Civic Sedan Hyundai Elantra
2024 Honda Civic Sedan EX CVT VS 2024 Hyundai Elantra Limited
$28,045 MSRP including destination charge* $28,030
33 / 42 / 36 ** MPG (city/hwy/combined)** 31 / 40 / 34
180 HP / 177 TQ Horsepower / Torque 147 HP / 132 TQ
Standard Traffic Sign Recognition Not Available
Standard Capless Fuel System Not Available
57.0 / 56.0 inches Front / Rear Shoulder Room 56.5 / 55.6 inches
14.8 cubic feet Cargo Volume 14.2 cubic feet
54.3 / 48.9 inches Front / Rear Hip Room 53.4 / 50.5 inches

Next up to face off against the Honda Civic Sedan is the Hyundai Elantra. This time, the pricing is nearly identical, but you’ll notice right away that you get more with the Civic, and this initial value only continues to grow as we go down the lengthy list of advantages of the Civic Sedan.

In terms of fuel economy, the obvious choice is the Civic EX which offers significantly better fuel economy across all three categories. Not only will you make fewer trips to the gas station, you’ll also have access to more power underneath the hood. 33 extra horsepower and 45 additional lb-ft of torque will certainly add a dose of excitement to your daily commute.

Other standard features of the Civic EX that you won’t find on the Elantra Limited include Traffic Sign Recognition and a capless fuel system. Both features are not available on any trim level of the Hyundai Elantra. Superior shoulder and hip room in both the front and second rows of seats round out the list of reasons why the Honda Civic EX is the better choice.

Honda Civic Sedan Awards

Car & Driver 10Best

Edmunds Top Rated Awards 2023 Best Car Honda Civic

Honda Civic Sedan

Winner – Honda Civic Sedan

The results have been tallied and the clear winner of this in-depth comparison is the Honda Civic Sedan. Toyota and Hyundai are simply no match for the tremendous value, performance, efficiency, and interior versatility offered by the Civic Sedan. Still not convinced? The Civic Sedan was named one of Car & Driver’s 2023 10Best***, the ninth time it has received the award, and received the 2023 Top Rated Award from Edmunds****. Germain Honda of Ann Arbor invites you to come experience the Civic Sedan for yourself and browse our extensive selection of inventory to find the one that matches your personality.


*MSRP includes $1,095.00 destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.

**31 city/40 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX. 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport. 33 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX. 31 city/38 highway/34 combined mpg rating for Touring. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

***Source: 2023 Car & Driver 10Best https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a42187877/10best-cars-2023/

****Source: Edmunds 2023 Top Rated Awards – https://www.edmunds.com/top-rated/car/