The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan vs. The 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Civic SedanAt Silko Honda in Raynham, we love to recommend the 2013 Honda Civic sedan because, for most drivers in the Easton area, it’s nearly an ideal vehicle. If all you need is five seats and great fuel economy, then the Civic delivers that and more. You also get all the latest technological amenities, satisfying handling, and loads of style at an affordable price. There’s a reason the Civic has been one of the top-selling compact sedans for the last forty years. Let’s see how it compares with one of its rivals: the 2013 Hyundai Sonata.

Powertrains and Efficiency

Both the Sonata and the Civic sport four-cylinder engines with good power output. The Sonata does produce more horsepower, but it also weighs nearly 400 pounds more than the Civic, which balances out the performance. The Civic handily beats the Sonata in the fuel economy department, though. When equipped with an automatic transmission, the 2013 Honda Civic LX sedan gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city/39 mpg on the highway/32 mpg combined while the Sonata only gets 24 mpg in the city/36 mpg on the highway/28 mpg overall. You’ll definitely spend less on gas with the Civic in the long term.

Safety and Convenience Features

Both the Civic and the Sonata get a number of great convenience and safety features. Both vehicles get electronic stability and traction control standard. Anti-lock brakes and brake assist are also standard equipment, as are driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Both cars also get active head restraints to prevent neck injuries in a rear-end collision.

The 2013 Honda Civic sedan gets some features that the Sonata doesn’t. For example, an electronic parking aid with rearview camera is standard on the Civic, but not available on the Sonata. The Civic also gets convenient features like automatic headlights and an anti-theft stereo system.

Drive the Civic at Silko Honda

There’s one other number that might affect your decision: the Civic is nearly $2,000 less than the Sonata. The price difference, together with the fuel economy, makes the Civic the more economical choice.

Come test drive the 2013 Honda Civic sedan at Silko Honda in Raynham today. We’re just a quick twenty-minute drive southeast of Easton, so there’s no reason to wait. If the Civic hasn’t won you over yet, we have a huge selection of other vehicles, including new Honda vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles from a variety of automakers.

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.