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2016 Honda Civic Vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra in Fort Collins CO

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If you are in the market for a sleek, sporty, yet highly fuel-efficient compact car, then the all- Honda Civic is a must-see! Honda's ever-popular compact sedan has been completely redesigned for 2016, setting a whole new standard for the compact car class. With a fuel-sipping yet potent 2.0-liter engine, spacious five-passenger interior, and cargo capacity that rivals mid-size sedans, the new Civic is the entire package. Markley Honda, serving the communities near Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, and Berthoud , invites local drivers to visit our Fort Collins, CO showroom to test drive and experience the all- Civic. We have an extensive selection of Honda Civics for you to explore; you can even shop our current inventory right here on our website. Shop our selection online now, then plan a visit to Markley Honda when you are ready to get behind the wheel.

Here on the Markley Honda website, not only can you shop our current inventory of new Honda vehicles like the 2016 Civic, but you can also compare Honda cars with the competition. Let's see how the all- Honda Civic sedan compares to one of its rivals, the Hyundai Elantra compact.

Passenger Volume and Cargo Capacity

Even with its much more inspiring and sporty exterior design, the all-new Honda Civic still manages to offer more space for passengers and cargo alike than its rival from Hyundai. Overall passenger volume in the Civic sedan is over two cubic feet more than in the Elantra. The back seats are especially roomier in the Civic, as the Honda provides more second-row leg room and shoulder room than what you will get in the Hyundai. The Civic provides more space behind the rear seats, too; the slanting roofline design of the Civic helps to provide a taller trunk space than in the Elantra, along with more maximum cargo capacity.

Standard Fuel Economy

As both the 2016 Honda Civic and the Hyundai Elantra are of similar size and compete for the same types of drivers, you would expect them to offer similar fuel economy, right? Well, that is not quite the case, as the all-new Civic's 2.0-liter engine, when paired with an efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT), helps the Honda sedan achieve a remarkable 31 city and 41 highway mpg rating. Even with a smaller engine, at 1.8-liters, the Hyundai Elantra can only manage 28 city and 38 highway mpg when paired with an automatic transmission. Overall, the all-new Civic tops the Elantra in fuel economy by a whopping three mpg! It is clear that Hyundai can't complete with Honda when it comes to building highly fuel-efficient vehicles that are still a blast to drive.

Standard Horsepower

Not only does the 2016 Honda Civic provide better fuel economy than the Hyundai Elantra, but it is also more powerful. The potent 2.0-liter engine lurking beneath the hood of the all-new Civic produces 158 horses and 138 lb-ft of torque. The Elantra's 1.8-liter is down 15 hp when compared with the Civic. If the difference in standard horsepower isn't enough to tip the scales in favor of the Civic in your eyes, keep in mind that the Civic is also lighter than the Elantra. That's right, even with a larger, more powerful engine, and more passenger and cargo room, the Civic weighs in about 70 pounds lighter. You will surely feel a difference in power and performance between these two rival compacts! To experience the thrill of the all-new Civic's powertrain, not to mention its fuel-sipping tendencies, visit Markley Honda for a test drive.

Standard Features

Honda's redesigned Civic compact sedan is packed with the latest tech, safety, and convenience features, many of which come as standard equipment on the base Civic model. For instance, the base Civic is outfitted with such standard amenities as a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Automatic Climate Control, cruise control, power windows with auto-up/down driver's and front passenger's windows, USB audio interface, and seating for five passengers. Additional features that come as standard on every 2016 Honda Civic include:

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Eco Assist™ System
  • Dual Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
  • SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Automatic Climate Control System
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • 5-inch Color LCD Screen
  • Average Fuel Economy Indicators

Style and Design

The stunning, all-new design of the 2016 Honda Civic really turns heads! Its sculpted lines, slanted roofline, and wraparound taillight design help the Civic stand out from the croud of less inspiring compact cars. Of course, its cabin has also received a complete redesign, too, and includes the very latest technologies that Honda has to offer. Hyundai's 2016 Elantra is an ageing design; in fact, it is the final year before the Elantra is redesigned for 2017. While the Elantra has been refreshed slightly over the past few years, its style and technology are not exactly cutting-edge like the Civic's. The 2016 Civic is offered in both a sedan and coupe body style, each of which gives off a very sporty character that the Elantra just can't match. If you want to drive the most stylish compact car on the block, or in the city for that matter, choose the all-new, redesigned 2016 Honda Civic!

Safety

If you want a compact car that is big on safety, then you should take a serious look at the all-new Civic. The 2016 Honda Civic has earned five-star ratings across the board from federal safety tests. The IIHS crash-tested the all-new Civic sedan and has given it top "Good" ratings in each category of testing -- and the top "Superior" rating in the front collision avoidance category! The Civic even earned the agency's highly coveted Top Safety Pick+ award, too. Hyundai's Elantra is also a safe vehicle, maybe just not to the level of the all-new Civic, though.

If you are near Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, and Berthoud , and are ready to explore the all- Honda Civic further, visit Markley Honda in Fort Collins, CO.

*27 city/40 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT model. 31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L, and Touring CVT models. 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.

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