All-new Hyundai Elantra Vs. 10th gen Honda Civic

Coming in a similar price segment, Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic are naturally pitted against one another.

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Pakistani automobile users for years didn’t have much of choice when it came to buying sedans; Toyota Corolla, Honda City and Honda Civic were the only leading local sedans available in the local automobile market. But we have some good news! Hyundai Motor Company which only recently entered the Pakistani auto market looks towards making its presence known in the market with the launch of Hyundai Elantra expected later this month.

The car is a compact sedan that is intended to go up against the likes of the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla Altis. Let’s see how well it fares against Civic!

Transmission6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode


Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)


Fuel Tank Capacity53 Liters


47 Liters
Drive TypeFront-wheel drive


Front-wheel drive


SuspensionMcPherson strutRear Suspension (Front)

Coupled torsion beam axle (Rear)

MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer (Front)

Multi-Link (Rear)

0-96 km/h


7.7 second8.2 second
Top speed195 km/h220 km/h
Mileage14.9 km/l12-13 km/l
Stability ControlYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
BrakesVentilated Disc (Front)

Disc (Rear)

Type Hand Parking

4 Wheel Disc ABS

Electric Parking Brake


Hill Start AssistYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Tyre Pressure Monitoring




Impact and Speed Sensing Auto Door locks


Burglar Alarm


Parking Sensors with Backup Camera




Engine Type

While the all-new Hyundai Elantra comes packed with a 2.0L L4 DOHC 16 Valves Petrol Engine capable of producing a Horsepower of 147 hp @ 6200 rpm and Torque of 157 Nm, Honda Civic has a 1798cc engine able to produce 138 Horsepower and a torque of 169 Nm.

Elantra has a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. Meanwhile, Civic comes with CVT.

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The 2020 model of Hyundai Elantra, set to be launched in Pakistan, offers a wide range of modifications and upgrades, Six-speed automatic transmission in the Elantra SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and much more. All Elantras now are equipped with modern automated emergency brakes, lane-keeping assistant and automatic climate control. 


2020 Hyundai Elantra boasts an exquisite design; it features a wedge-shaped headlight with a clean front grille and front bumper giving it a stylish and luxurious appearance. The 2020 Elantra sedan portrays an interesting blend of a family car and a sports vehicle with its curvy design. All in all, the car looks quite handsome and sleek.

The 2020 model offers a wide range of modifications and upgrades. Like all latest luxurious vehicles, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra comes with Daytime Running Lamps. The headlamps are Dynamic LED Quad Projectors. The front grille is also quite different from other sedans already present in the Pakistani market; it’s quite big, enhancing the overall look of the car.

On the side, the car features side-mirrors with integrated turn signals. However, the most noticeable aesthetic element is the chrome door-handles that give the car a regal look. Integrated into the door handles are pocket lights that not only give the car a high-end feel but also come in handy in the dark.

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On the tail end, you’ll observe some really cool features like checkmark shaped reflectors and a radio antenna made out of a glass. Hyundai Elantra 2020 has a state-of-the-art tail light design.

While on the other hand Civic comes packed with features like Daylight running lamps, Tail lights, LED headlights and fog lamps. Both sedans have Auto On/Off timer in the headlights. Elantra and Civic both come packed with with 16-inch Alloy Wheels, however, Elantra has Alloy spare tyre, while Civic offers Steel Spare tyre.


If we look at the interior of the 2020 model of Hyundai Elantra, it gives a comfortable, roomy look. The car features a smart inhouse infotainment system that includes multiple features such as Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, video playing mode, etc. The car also has rear air vents for dual-zone air conditioning.

Civic has Driver Seat with Manual Adjustment, while Elantra offers 8-Way Powered Seat, along with 2-Way Lumbar Support. Furthermore, both cars offer sunroof in them. Elantra has an extra features of Wireless Charger, and Smart Trunk which makes the phone charging and opening the trunk very easy and convenient, respectively.

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The new Elantra has a unique silver trim which gives the vehicle a classy look. The colour theme is pretty decent; a combination of cream and black leather is used.

Other features include:

  • Hyundai Bluelink Connectivity
  • Ventilated front Seat
  • Keyless entry and go (Push start)
  • Wireless phone charging
  • 10-way adjustable power seats
  • Infinity Premium 8 Speaker Sound System
  • Electric Sunroof

Hyundai and Honda both have offered fabric seats, Electronic Power Steering, Push Start Button, and Smart Key Entry.