The 2015 Hyundai Elantra vs. The Competition


Here are some half-truths about compact sedans:

Compact sedans were made to commute, but not to accommodate families. 

Compact sedans were made to sip fuel, but not to keep up with traffic. 

Compacts sedans were also not made to envelope everyone in a cloak of safety, either.

The 2015 Hyundai Elantra offers all of this - including accommodating families, good performance and better safety features. Not to mention its distinctive design that stands out above everyone else on the road.

Not everyone is convinced about the Elantra's attributes. This is why a comparison is made between it and two of the main rivals in its class: The Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic. Let's see the results…


Hyundai Elantra SE

Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic

Engine (Standard)

1.8Liter I-4 - 148HP

1.8Liter I-4 - 132HP

1.8Liter I-4 - 143HP

Combined Fuel Economy

32 MPG

31 MPG

34 MPG

Curb Weight

2773 lbs.

2800 lbs.

2754 lbs.

Rear Sear Room (Head/Leg/Hip/Shoulder in inches)




Cargo Space (Sedan)

14.8 cu. Ft.

13.0 cu. Ft.

12.5 cu. Ft.

Base Price





When the numbers are tallied, one has to step back and see the rest of the story. The Elantra is powerful and offers another engine option in the Sport - a 2.0 liter, 173 horsepower engine for sporting endeavors. It also offers many features not available on its rivals, such as: as BlueLink to keep the Elantra on the road and connected when it is needed.

To get one Iowa's most popular cars, stop by Stew Hansen Hyundai in Clive to see what is available. There is no other place in Central Iowa and in the Des Moines to get an Elantra.

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