Compare the Hyundai Elantra


Efficiency, Sophistication & Affordability
Compare the 2018 Hyundai Elantra to the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda3 in Concord


An efficient small car is perfect for all kinds of drivers. Running more affordable than larger sedans and crossovers, offering the kind of sensible gas mileage for daily commuting and long road trips alike, and making up for a lack of power with a quiet driving experience and loads of technology are all things you can expect out of the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra, which compares favorably to other small sedans like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Mazda3. See more of what makes the new 2018 Elantra so great by looking through the comparisons below.

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2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Honda Civic Comparison in Concord, NC


If you Google "small sedan," the Honda Civic is going to be at, or at least near, the top of the list, simply based on its popularity and long-standing status as an efficient commuter. But when you really look through at pricing, safety, warranty coverage and other qualities, the Elantra stands on top. Choosing a small car means that affordability is most likely an important factor, and as you'll see below, the Elantra takes your dollar much further than what the Civic offers. Read through, then visit us today to find out more.

  • As you could probably guess, the price of the Elantra starts off far lower than the Civic, giving you more opportunity to add features and options or to even choose a better equipped trim level, all while being friendlier to your budget.
  • Furthermore, the Elantra comes with an unmatched set of warranty plans, giving you better coverage for more miles or more months than the warranties available with the new Civic. That will give you more confidence as you get around with your new Elantra, and you'll pay less in service and maintenance costs at the outset, as well as being covered in the unlikely event of some kind of mechanical failure.
  • Even with a better value price-wise, the Elantra can be equipped with more advanced features than what's offered in the Civic. The Elantra can be equipped with blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, a hands-free smart trunk and more features not found with the Civic.

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla Comparison in Concord, NC


If the new Civic is a popular choice for a small sedan, the 2018 Toyota Corolla isn't far behind, but you'll soon see why the 2018 Elantra is making ground on both these iconic small cars. When thinking about the Corolla, there's plenty to like, but there's a lot that's lacking, especially compared to the more affordable Elantra. Just because a car like the Corolla has the popularity and name recognition doesn't automatically make it the best choice. See below for a few ways the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra proves to be the smarter choice than a popular option like the Corolla.



  • With the more affordable Elantra earning both better fuel economy and producing slightly more horsepower than the Corolla, the choice in terms of pure drivability and cost effectiveness for your next commuter is clear. While understanding that performance in a fuel-efficient small car probably isn't a key quality, you'll enjoy having a little extra pep with your Elantra than what's offered in vehicles like the Corolla.
  • Smartphone integration is key in the modern world, and most updated small cars like these will include this as an option. However, the Corolla is only available with the Apple CarPlay integration, while the Elantra is available with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so if you have an Android phone you want to link up with your car, a Hyundai is the way to go.
  • Finally, with a small car you'll want to make the most of the limited space you have. The Elantra has a considerably larger trunk area for cargo, making it slightly more versatile than the Corolla that's lacking in cargo space.



2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Mazda3 Comparison in Concord, NC


Finally the Elantra meets its match in another underappreciated and oftentimes overlooked small car in the new 2018 Mazda3. Like Hyundai, Mazda often gets overshadowed by auto behemoths like Honda and Toyota, but offers a great alternative to those seeking a great car. Before we get too carried away singing our competitor's praises, you'll still find the new Elantra easily bests the Mazda3, in terms of affordability, space and comfort and several features that are offered with the Hyundai model. Take a look below at this comparison, then test drive the new Elantra here in Concord today.

  • Considering the Elantra once again starts off with a lower price than the competition, you might be surprised by how much better equipped the Hyundai offering is. The available hands-free smart trunk in the Elantra opens up to a considerably more spacious cargo area than what you'll find with the Mazda3, which lacks the power trunk that makes it easier when your hands are full.
  • It's nice that any cargo in the back will be more comfortable, but don't forget your passengers. The Elantra's cabin space is larger than the Mazda3's setup, giving both driver and passengers more room to stretch inside, a nice touch for longer road trips.
  • Along with the unbeatable warranty coverage you'll get with an Elantra, you'll also have a three-year, complimentary connected car service. That helps you use your smartphone to start your Elantra, adjust climate controls, lock and unlock doors and more. A similar service for the Mazda3 is only complimentary for one year, and more expensive beyond that trial.
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