2022 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
|2022 Honda Civic Sedan EX CVT||VS||2022 Toyota Corolla SE CVT|
|$26,365*||MSRP including destination charge*||$26,650|
|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
|2022 Honda Civic Sedan EX CVT||VS||2022 Hyundai Elantra Limited|
|$26,365*||MSRP including destination charge*||$26,745|
|33 / 42 / 36 **||MPG (city/hwy/combined)**||31 / 41 / 35|
|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|
|15.1 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||14.4 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, it’s the Civic Sedan that begins with a slight price advantage. 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
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 the 2022 North American Car of the Year*** and received the 2022 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 $1,015.00 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 2022 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: 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards – https://northamericancaroftheyear.org/2022-north-american-car-truck-and-suv-of-the-year-award-winners/
****Source: Edmunds 2022 Top Rated Awards – https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/honda-civic-edmunds-top-rated-sedan-2022.html