it is more conventional compact car not so compact. Through all plates generally considered small cars – Civic, Corolla, Elantra -. Most of them are now eligible as mid-size four-door
Two of the most recent entries not only boost their interior they set new standards for driving and tranquility. The question is, who should you buy? – The new Honda Civic or the new Hyundai Elantra
the Honda Civic is a mainstay among small sedans. Redesigned for 2016, it has a new body stiff, new efficient engines and a lot of security technologies. There coupe and hatchback body styles, but the sedan compares best with the Elantra.
The new Civic 2016 is simply the best looking model in a decade or more. The form of rakish fastback effectively hides its size by extending and lowering its proportions. The flared wheel, fast roof line, the wedge-shaped tail and rear lights shaped console add flair, although the design of the cabin is more sober. It is also better organized, with horizontal lines and a single display screen replacing the double tiered design of its predecessor.
The 2016 Elantra exchanged glances Saracens last year to a more refined design with a large grille and deep boomerang LED front lamps, although its simplest sides lack the distinction of the old car . The interior is simple, with horizontal lines and a large central touch screen tilted towards the driver. Commendably, it has buttons and buttons for basic functions.
Civic vs. Elantra: performance
civic Base models have linear acceleration and handling unexciting, while the turbo models get more power and driving exceptionally smooth. At 158 horsepower, 2.0 liter 4-cylinder is standard, with a manual gearbox 6 speed, but only on the base LX. Everything else will come with a variable transmission more efficient (CVT) which is EPA-rated at 31 mpg city, 41 highway, 35 combined. The slight shift manual is lower, at 31 mpg combined.
The 2.0 with CVT offers nearly the same fuel economy as well as much more lively performance of the 174-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4; its great attraction is a much improved ride and tauter handling. Turbo versions have better tires and suspension settings that provide a consistent wonderful, composed ride quality, but the ride is still good even in the basic models with 16-inch wheels smaller.
Standard Elantras use a 2.0-liter rated at 147 hp 4-cylinder. It is EPA-rated at 29 miles per gallon city, 38 highway, 33 combined in base form, a bit less in the Elantra Limited. Most have automatic transmission optional 6-speed, though the base model comes with a box of 6-speed manual transmission. A new Elantra Eco sports a 128-hp turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, an estimated EPA rating of 35 mpg combined.
The 2017 Elantra is only an average performer, but it offers one of the compounds of the class driving experience. It also speeds, although his movements are set to maximize fuel economy, not speed. Sporty roadholding is not a priority; instead, the new chassis offers a remarkably flexible tower -. and a sporty driving mode provides sharper responses
Civic against Elantra: comfort and usefulness
The Civic expansive cabin has room for 6-feet in the back, and many clever storage solutions. The front seats are starting very low to the ground, but they are adjustable in height. At the rear, it provides enough head and leg room for 6-foot to sit behind 6-feet, one inch of knee room to spare. Storage is ample, and also thought, from a console of the flexible storage system for a large, 15 cubic foot trunk.
The Elantra was too generous interior space for the segment, with a lot of head, leg and shoulder space. The front seats are firmer and stronger than before, although the rear seats are less grippy and sit higher. room of the head and knees are still good for adult riders, even with the optional sunroof. Smaller items can be stored in the doors, console, and a covered tray in front of the shifter.
Civic vs. Elantra: security and characteristics
All Civics come standard with Bluetooth and a wide angle rearview camera; all but the LX have the intelligent side camera that shows the blind spot in the central display area. Honda Sensing system that includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automatic braking is optional. The 2016 Civic has earned a place on the IIHS Top Safety Pick-+ honor roll, but it has not yet been rated by the NHTSA.
Hyundai predicts a Top Safety Pick award for 2016 Elantra + IIHS and five-star overall rating from the NHTSA. A rearview camera is available, but a bundle of advanced security technology is only available on the Limited priciest. This includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency braking; adaptive cruise control; lane departure warning and control of the active channel; and detection of blind spots with Cross Traffic Alert.
Towards £20,000, even the base Civic LX takes climate control; an electronic parking brake; a USB port; and a sound system 160 watts. The Civic EX adds a 7.0-inch touch screen; carplay Apple and Android Auto; more audio choices; front seats and rear heated; 17-inch wheels; and leather. The top of Civic Touring range starts around $ 27.500 and won the Honda Sensing security suite; electric front passenger seat; heated exterior rear seats; navigation; LED headlights; and a system of 450-watt premium audio.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra SE starts about £ 18,000. It has cruise control; air conditioner; 15-inch wheels; an adjustable driver’s seat six senses; and an audio system with six speakers. Options include automatic transmission; heated and ventilated seats before; memory seats; split / fold rear seat; automatic control of the temperature; Bluetooth and USB ports; Android Auto; a navigation system; Premium Sound; Hyundai Blue Link telematics package of; and more.
The bottom line? The new Honda Civic is an excellent midsize car best known as a fully equipped Touring model – where he approaches provide space for family sedans at a higher price, with excellent ride and handling. The Elantra does well in the lining near base, although we would like it optioned with the active safety package. The Civic won in style, performance and safety, yet.