2024 Honda Civic Sedan vs. Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla

Honda Accord vs Civic Comparison at Germain Honda of Dublin

When it comes to compact sedans, one of the most legendary and recognizable nameplates in the segment is the Honda Civic. Now in its 11th generation, the Civic Sedan is now smarter, more stylish, and more sophisticated than ever before. To demonstrate how the Civic Sedan continues to set the benchmark for its class, we’ve assembled this in-depth model comparison. You’ll learn exactly how the Honda Civic Sedan measures up to its top competitors including the Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra, and Toyota Corolla. Once you discover all of the advantages and benefits that come from choosing the Civic Sedan over the competition, our team at Germain Honda of Dublin is standing by to help you choose the model that’s perfectly suited to your lifestyle.

Honda Civic Sedan vs Hyundai Elantra

Honda Civic Sedan Hyundai Elantra
2024 Honda Civic Sedan EX Specifications 2024 Hyundai Elantra Limited
$28,045 MSRP including destination charge* $28,030
33 / 42 / 36 ** MPG (city/hwy/combined)** 31 / 40 / 34
180 HP / 177 TQ Horsepower / Torque 147 HP / 132 TQ
Standard Traffic Sign Recognition Not Available
Standard Capless Fuel System Not Available
57.0 / 56.0 inches Front / Rear Shoulder Room 56.5 / 55.6 inches
54.3 / 48.9 inches Front / Rear Hip Room 53.4 / 50.5 inches
14.8 cubic fee Cargo Volume 14.2 cubic feet

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First up against the Civic is the Hyundai Elantra. And while the nearly identical price might suggest that Hyundai is serious about competing, a closer look shows that the Elantra isn’t so close to the Civic after all. For starters, the Civic offers more power, a good deal more. And not only that, but better fuel economy as well. Honda’s commitment to advanced technology means that you get features like Traffic Sign Recognition and a capless fuel system standard, but these aren’t available for the Elantra.

Inside, you’ll find a more spacious interior in the Civic, and you’ll be able to fit more in the trunk as well. Both desirable qualities in a compact car.


Honda Civic Sedan vs Nissan Sentra

Honda Civic Sedan #2 2023 Nissan Sentra SR
2024 Honda Civic Sedan EX VS 2024 Nissan Sentra SR
$28,045 MSRP including destination charge* $24,835
180 HP / 177 LB-FT ✓ Horsepower / Torque 149 HP / 146 LB-FT
33 / 42 / 36 ** ✓ MPG (city/hwy/combined)* 30 / 38 / 33
8-Speaker ✓ Audio System 6-Speaker
Standard ✓ Traffic Sign Recognition Not Available
Standard ✓ Lane Keeping Assist System Not Available
Standard ✓ Traffic Jam Assist Not Available
Standard ✓ LED Brake Lights Not Available
Standard ✓ Power Moonroof Not Available
Standard ✓ Capless Fueling System Not Available
37.1 / 37.4 inches ✓ Rear Headroom/Legroom 36.7 / 34.9 inches
14.8 cubic inches ✓ Trunk Cargo Volume 14.3 cubic inches

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Our next comparison pits the Nissan Sentra against the Civic. The Nissan starts off strong with a bit of a price advantage, but a weaker showing when it comes to fuel economy undoes much of that price advantage. In fact, the more advanced Civic manages to produce more power while still getting better fuel economy, always a winning combination. Making the fuel economy numbers even more impressive is the fact that the Civic has more space, both for passengers and cargo.

Standard equipment is where you really see the difference between these two cars. The Civic comes with a lot more as standard, including quite a bit of safety equipment. In all the comparison demonstrates the difference between a good value and something that is simply cheap.


Honda Civic Sedan vs Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic Sedan #3 Toyota Corolla
2024 Honda Civic Sedan EX VS 2024 Toyota Corolla XSE
$28,045 MSRP including destination charge* $28,095
180 HP / 177 LB-FT ✓ Horsepower / Torque 169 HP / 151 LB-FT
33 / 42 / 36 ✓ MPG (city/hwy/combined)** 31/40/34
8 ✓ Number of Speakers 6
Standard ✓ Capless Fuel System Not Available
Standard ✓ Dual-Zone Front Air Conditioning Not Available
42.3 inches ✓ Front Legroom 42 inches
37.4 inches ✓ Rear Legroom 34.8 inches
14.8 cubic feet ✓ Trunk Cargo Volume 13.1 cubic feet
3 Years / 36,000 Miles ✓ Roadside Assistance Coverage 2 Years / Unlimited Miles

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The Toyota Corolla has been around a lot longer than the Civic’s other rivals, and its nearly identical price suggests that this should be a pretty close contest. But things start to look a bit different right away when you see that the Corolla not only can’t match the Civic’s power but also isn’t able to deliver the same kind of fuel economy as the Civic. You get a better stereo in the Civic, and even though both have premium name-brand options, the Civic’s premium stereo has 12 speakers to the Corolla’s 9.

Enjoy a more comfortable experience in the Civic, thanks to more legroom and a dual-zone climate control system. You’ll be able to take more with you on your trip too, thanks to noticeably more trunk space in the Civic. And last but certainly not least, the Civic comes with that extra piece of mind that you get from an additional year of roadside assistance coverage.


Honda Civic Sedan Comparison

Winner – Honda Civic Sedan

The Civic is a fantastically good value, and taking a look at it up against its competitors just reinforces this. No matter which way you look at it, the Honda Civic Sedan provides a rewarding experience behind the wheel. Hyundai, Nissan, and Toyota each are unable to contend with the proven Honda Civic Sedan.


*MSRP includes $1,095.00 destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.

**31 city/40 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX. 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport. 33 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX. 31 city/38 highway/34 combined mpg rating for Touring. Based on 2023 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.