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2013 Honda Civic LX

4dr Sedan

2012 Honda Civic LX

4dr Sedan

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS

4dr Sedan

2013 Honda Civic
(2013 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan shown)
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2012 Honda Civic
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2013 Hyundai Elantra
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MSRP $18,165 $18,005 $16,965
Destination Charge $790 $790 $795
Invoice Price $16,892 $16,744 $16,465
Total List Price $18,955 $18,795 $17,760
Available Engines 140-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas) 140-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas) 148-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas) 145-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 5-speed manual w/OD 5-speed automatic w/OD 5-speed manual w/OD 5-speed automatic w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed manual w/OD
Fuel Economy City 28 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 36 mpg 36 mpg 38 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole -
Side, Rear Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Overall, Overall
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) -
Front, Overall Front
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) -
Front, Driver's
Side, Front Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier -
Front, Passenger's
Side, Overall Side
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Acceptable Good Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2013 Honda Civic LX 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2013 Honda Civic LX 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Air conditioning, front manual manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors N/A N/A Available:
dual
Cargo net N/A Available Available
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear Standard:
front
front and rear
N/A Available:
front and rear
N/A
Gear shift knob trim metal-look metal-look urethane
12V DC power outlet 1 1 2
Overhead console N/A N/A mini with storage
Floor console full full full
Floor mats carpeted front & rear Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver driver N/A
1-Touch Window Down driver driver driver
Programmable garage door opener N/A N/A Available
Instrumentation digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog
Driver information center Standard Standard N/A
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge N/A N/A Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard N/A
Exterior temperature display Standard N/A Standard
Lighting - map lights front front front
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors N/A N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror day-night Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release mechanical mechanical mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets N/A N/A 1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material urethane plastic/vinyl urethane
Air compressor N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2013 Honda Civic LX 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests center sliding center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats N/A N/A Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats full bench full bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest N/A N/A Standard
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth premium cloth
Entertainment 2013 Honda Civic LX 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Radio AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Available
Speakers 4 4 6
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
1st row LCD screen 1 1 N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard N/A Available
Safety and Security 2013 Honda Civic LX 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control auto off auto off N/A
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Standard N/A N/A
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard N/A
First aid kit N/A Available Available
Theft deterrent radio Standard Standard N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2013 Honda Civic LX 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 84/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A N/A 60/unlimited
Exterior 2013 Honda Civic LX 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Antenna window grid window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside moldings N/A Available:
body-colored
N/A
Grille trim with chrome bar with chrome bar with chrome bar
Fog/driving lights N/A Available:
front
Available:
front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors N/A N/A Standard
Spoiler N/A Available:
lip
Available:
lip
N/A Available:
wing
N/A
Tires P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels 15" steel Standard:
15" steel
Standard:
16" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
16" machined aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
N/A Available:
17" silver aluminum
N/A
N/A Available:
steel
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel N/A
Windshield wipers - front fixed interval fixed interval variable intermittent
Mud flaps N/A Available Available
Mechanical 2013 Honda Civic LX 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Engine 1.8L I-4 1.8L I-4 1.8L I-4
Engine - valvetrain SOHC SOHC DOHC
Brakes front disc/rear drum front disc/rear drum 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater N/A Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard N/A
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic N/A N/A Available
Transmission Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
Available:
5-spd auto w/OD
Available:
5-spd auto w/OD
Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio Standard:
4.29
Standard:
4.29
Standard:
4.33
Available:
4.44
Available:
4.44
Available:
3.07
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available Available
Specifications 2013 Honda Civic LX 2012 Honda Civic LX 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Exterior length 179.4 " 177.3 " 178.3 "
Exterior body width 69.0 " 69.0 " 69.9 "
Exterior height 56.5 " 56.5 " 56.5 "
Engine 1.8L I-4 1.8L I-4 1.8L I-4
Horsepower 140 @ 6,500 rpm 140 @ 6,500 rpm Standard:
148 @ 6,500 rpm
N/A N/A Available:
145 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 128 @ 4,300 rpm 128 @ 4,300 rpm Standard:
131 @ 4,700 rpm
N/A N/A Available:
130 @ 4,700 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 28 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 36 mpg 36 mpg 38 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.19 / 3.44 " 3.19 / 3.44 " 3.19 / 3.43 "
Curb weight Standard:
2,740 lbs.
Standard:
2,641 lbs.
Standard:
2,661 lbs.
Available:
2,815 lbs.
Available:
2,705 lbs.
Available:
2,701 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A N/A 3,792 lbs.
Wheelbase 105.1 " 105.1 " 106.3 "
Front track 59.0 " 59.0 " 61.5 "
Rear track 59.9 " 59.9 " 62.0 "
Turning radius 17.7 ' 17.7 ' 17.4 '
Drag coefficient N/A N/A .28
Front legroom 42.0 " 42.0 " 43.6 "
Rear legroom 36.2 " 36.2 " 33.1 "
Front headroom 39.0 " 39.0 " 40.0 "
Rear headroom 37.1 " 37.1 " 37.1 "
Front hiproom 50.5 " 50.5 " 53.5 "
Rear hiproom 51.4 " 51.4 " 52.7 "
Front shoulder room 56.6 " 56.6 " 55.9 "
Rear shoulder room 53.3 " 53.3 " 54.8 "
Luggage volume 12.5 cu.ft. 12.5 cu.ft. 14.8 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 12.5 cu.ft. 12.5 cu.ft. 14.8 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 95 cu.ft. 95 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal. 12.8 gal.