Honda Civic LX
Hyundai Elantra SE 2013
In the year 2013, Hyundai will present "Hyundai Elantra SE Coupe", based on the sedan design featuring the Fluidic Sculpture body design language with additional styling than previous versions. Competing market is also looking forward for another car "Honda Civic LX" which is also based on Coupe architecture, anticipated by consumers for next year's launch.
Both these compact cars have undergone several generational changes with their respective companies. The Civic line models from Honda have become their top selling brand in U.S and Canada. Equally, the Hyundai's Elantra line models had a steady sales run in U.S since 1991. Hence, here is a look at the comparisons of two models, which are expected to make a splash in U.S and Canadian market in days to come.
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In terms of engine, Honda Civic LX Coupe has I-4 1.8 litre type, which is powered by 140 hp. @ 6,500 rpm (104 kW) producing a torque of 128 lb.-ft. @ 4,300 rpm. In addition, the vehicle has regular fuel type and features 81mm bore/87mm stroke ratio. In addition, the engine will give out 2,940 kg carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year. It has conventional 5-speed manual and automatic transmission for better fuel economy and smoother transitions between gears. Moreover, the Drivetrain is Front Wheel Drive.
Hyundai Elantra SE Coupe differs in quite a few features in terms of engine. It is powered by 148 hp. @ 6,500 rpm (110 kW) producing a torque of 131 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm. Apart from 2,714 kg per year CO2 emission and 6-speed transmission, others engine features of Elantra SE Coupe is similar to Honda Civic LX
Honda Civic will consume 7.2 litre per 100 km within city limits while on highway it will provide 5.4 litre per 100 km along with an autonomy of 694 km. On the other hand, Elantra SE is expected to consume 6.8 litre per 100 km inside city whereas 4.9 litre per 100 km on highway along with an autonomy of 735 km.
There is rack and pinion and electrical variable assist for steering in both the cars. Moreover, other common features are traction control, stability control, five seat belts, six airbags and disc (ABS) front brakes.
Rear suspension is independent/multi-linked and drum (ABS) rear brakes are found in Honda Civic along with P195/65R15 tires. While, Elantra SE has semi-independent/torsion beam rear suspension and features disc (ABS) rear brakes. P215/45R17 rear tires are found in Elantra.
When it comes to dimension Honda Civic LX has a length of 4,472 mm, 1,752 mm width, 1,397 mm height, 2,620 mm wheelbase, 1,499 mm front track, 1,522 mm rear track and weighs 1,191 kg (2,626 lbs.). Hyundai's car has a length of 4,540 mm, 1,775 mm width, 1,435 mm height, 2,700 mm wheelbase, 1,551 mm front track, 1,564 mm rear track and weighs 1,286 kg (2,835 lbs.).
The Civic LX has 50-litre fuel tank and 331-litre trunk whereas Elantra has similar capacity of fuel tank but differs with 420-litre trunk.
Hyundai Elantra SE picks up 100 km per hour speed in 10.6 seconds and 80 to 120 km per hour in 7.5 seconds. Moreover, it has a breaking distance of 44.8 m.
Similarly, Civic LX Coupe when taken into account, it picks up 100 km per hour speed in 8 seconds and 80 to 120 km per hour in 7.1 seconds. It will reach a top speed of 180 km per hour and has a breaking distance of 42.8 m.
Base warranty for 2013 Hyundai Elantra SE Coupe is 3 years or 60,000 km and powertrain warranty is for 5 years or 100,000 km. But Hyundai Elantra SE Coupe holds slight advantage in terms of base warranty which maxes out at 5 years or 100,000 km.
The 2013 Honda Civic Coupe starts at $18,755, including shipping and goes on sale December 5. Meanwhile, Hyundai's Civic SE Coupe will have a starting price close to $26,000.
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