2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Hyundai Elantra in Welland, Ontario

2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Hyundai Elantra in Welland, Ontario

An absolutely legendary nameplate, the Honda Civic has been a part of automotive and pop culture alike since its debut in 1972. Today, it stands as the gold standard when it comes to economical and compact sedans thanks to its reliability, performance capabilities, and smart design. Read on to learn how it stacks up against the Hyundai Elantra, another smart and popular sedan, with your source for all things Honda in Ontario: Welland Honda!


Honda Civic Design

The Honda Civic received a makeover for 2022, giving the compact sedan a more luxurious and refined look—while still retaining a sporty edge, courtesy of its wide, low profile look, standard LED lighting, and large air damper. Likewise, the interior was completely redesigned as well, with a wider windshield offering a better view of the road ahead. An intuitive cockpit offers a variety of perks, including heated front seats, making the well-equipped Civic Sedan feel luxurious beyond its class.

Specifications:2022 Honda Civic Sedan LX2022 Hyundai Elantra
Length 4640 mm4675 mm
Width 2076 mm1825 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm2720 mm
Cargo Volume428-litres402-litres

Hyundai Elantra Design

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra offers an exterior design that skews more toward sporty, if not slightly outdated, and offers less in the way of refinement—a look that is more inline with the racing-inspired Honda Civic Type R than an all-purpose sedan. While taste in design is subjective, the Elantra offers a few of the same amenities found in the Civic Sedan, namely heated front seats and LED lighting, so we’ll examine the dimensions to get a better idea of how these two vehicles stack up against each other. The 2022 Honda Civic is slightly shorter than the 2022 Elantra with a slightly shorter wheelbase, 35 mm and 20 mm respectively, though it ends up being substantially wider—leading toward a smoother, more aerodynamic ride than the Elantra. The 2022 Civic also offers 26-litres more cargo space, providing a bit more versatility when it comes to carrying cargo or organizing your trunk.

Performance & Capability

The 2022 Honda Civic and 2022 Hyundai Elantra both offer 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre engines as standard equipment, though the Civic’s DOHC i-VTEC® offering cranks out an additional 11 horsepower and 6 lb-ft of torque. While not a huge difference, every bit counts in these small, sleek, and lightweight sedans. The Civic is matched to Honda’s advanced CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) while the Elantra features Hyundai’s Smartstream IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission), which is essentially the same as a CVT only branded differently. The 2022 Civic Sedan takes the performance category when you factor in the available 1.5-litre turbocharged direct-injection 4-cylinder engine, which ups the ante to 180 horsepower in this smooth and speedy sedan.

Specifications: 2022 Honda Civic LX 2022 Hyundai Elantra
Engine2.0L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder 2.0L MPI Atkinson 4-cylinder
Torque (lb-ft)138132
TransmissionCVTSmartstream IVT


Being Honda’s flagship sedan, it’s not surprising to see the full suite of Honda Sensing® Technologies come standard on the 2022 Civic; from an all-new front camera to the Forward Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning System, and more. Hyundai offers their answer to Honda Sensing® Technologies courtesy of Hyundai SmartSense™, though most of the features are only available on the Elantra for an added cost. With that in mind, the 2022 Honda Civic offers more confidence standard, on every trim found on the lot.

Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra Verdict

Exterior styling aside, the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan edges out the Hyundai Elantra when it comes to having a smoother ride, more space, greater performance capabilities, and more standard safety features. When you factor that information with the available trim options—five for the Civic, and only three for the Elantra—it’s clear that the Civic offers a bit more versatility in terms of you finding the right ride for your needs. And while the base Elantra model comes in at just $18,099, well below the base Civic, it’s an incredibly barebones model with no advanced safety features. The base Civic, the LX starts at $24,465, but offers a more impressive drive alongside the indispensable Honda Sensing® Technologies.

Find yourself behind the wheel of the sporty, stylish, and—most importantly—safe 2022 Honda Civic Sedan courtesy of Welland Honda. From new and pre-owned vehicles, to service, parts, financing, and more, Welland Honda is your premier destination for all things automotive in Southern Ontario. You can reach out via the form below, or stop by our Welland dealership to get started today!

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