2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Hyundai Elantra dark exterior

2016 Hyundai Elantra

Drivers from Warner Robins, Macon, and Milledgeville looking for their next daily driver should consider both the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. These compact sedans are affordable, efficient, comfortable, and convenient, but as you will learn, the Civic is the better buy overall. Explore a head-to-head comparison before planning a trip to Butler Honda in Milledgeville.


The 2016 Honda Civic offers better ratings for both power and fuel efficiency. The standard engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder that puts out 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque while getting up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway. Also available is a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder that boosts power to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque while actually improving fuel economy to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.*

For the Hyundai Elantra, a 1.8L four-cylinder engine comes standard and puts out just 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque while maxing out at an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. An optional 2.0L four-cylinder returns 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque, and EPA fuel estimated measure only 24 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.


Authoritative ratings agencies have determine that the 2016 Honda Civic is the safer of these two cars.

  • Honda Civic: The NHTSA gave this model a perfect five-star rating* for front crash protection, and the IIHS gave it the highest rating of “Good” in the small-overlap frontal-offset crash test.
  • Hyundai Elantra: This car received only four stars for front crash protection from the NHTSA and was rated as “Acceptable” in the small-overlap frontal-offset crash test from the IIHS.

Standard Features

The 2016 Honda Civic comes loaded with exciting standard features while still remaining affordable for the majority of drivers. The base trim comes with 16-inch wheels, automatic headlights, and LED daytime running head and taillights. You’ll also get a driver’s side mirror that gives you an expanded view of the road, automatic climate control that makes it easy to achieve your ideal temperature, and a five-inch display screen that you can use to control a stereo that has Pandora compatibility.

The base trim only comes with 15-inch wheels, standard exterior lights, a side mirror without any driver assist features, a simple air conditioning system, a 4.3-inch display screen, and a stereo that does not feature internet radio.

The 2016 Honda Civic is Waiting for You at Butler Honda

There are a lot of reasons to consider the 2016 Honda Civic over the competition. When you’re ready, come take a tour and test drive at Butler Honda, located at 2631 N Columbia Street in Milledgeville, GA. To reach us from Macon or Warner Robins, take GA-49 into town, and look for our dealership right across from Andalusia Farm, home of Flannery O’Connor. If you need more info, please contact us.

*Based on 2016 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

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).