2019 Honda Civic Vs Skoda Octavia Vs Hyundai Elantra Vs Toyota Corolla Altis: Spec Comparison

February 14 2019

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With Honda revealing the Civic’s powertrain details, we can’t help but compare the upcoming mid-size sedan against its direct rivals on paper to find out where it stands

Honda has revealed that it will be launching the latest iteration of the Civic in India in March 2019. It even revealed the Civic’s powertrain details recently. So let’s take a look at how it stacks up against its immediate rivals - the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla Altis.


Honda Civic
Skoda Octavia
Hyundai Elantra
Toyota Corolla Altis
Ground Clearance
170mm (unladen)
155mm (laden)
167mm (unladen)
175mm (unladen)
Boot Space
430 litres
590 litres
420 litres
470 litres

Longest: Skoda Octavia

Widest: Skoda Octavia

Tallest: Skoda Octavia

Longest Wheelbase: Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla Altis

Highest Ground Clearance: Toyota Corolla Altis (unladen)

Maximum Boot Space: Skoda Octavia

The Civic is not the biggest car in this segment. The table above reveals that the Civic’s wheelbase is identical to that of the Elantra and the Corolla Altis, but the Octavia continues to remain the biggest car in this segment. Apart from the wheelbase, the Octavia has a higher measurement value in rest of the fields.


Petrol Engine

Most Powerful: Skoda Octavia

Torquiest: Skoda Octavia

Most fuel efficient: Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is available with a 1.8-litre petrol engine paired with a CVT. As far as the powertrain’s output is concerned, the Civic is not the most powerful sedan in its segment. In fact, it produces only 1PS more than the Altis, which is the least powerful car here. However, the Civic-CVT is the most fuel efficient petrol-automatic car in its segment with a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.5kmpl.

Diesel Engines

Most Powerful: Skoda Octavia

Torquiest: Skoda Octavia

Most fuel efficient: Honda Civic

When it comes to the diesel engine, the Civic is powered by the same 1.6-litre unit as the CR-V and is available with a manual transmission only. The engine is rated to produce 300Nm of peak torque, only 20Nm short of the Octavia. However, when it comes to outright power, both the Octavia and Elantra are more powerful than the Civic. The least powerful car here is the Altis, which gets a 1.4-litre diesel engine that only produces 88PS of maximum power. Based on the claimed figures, the Civic diesel-MT is the most fuel efficient car in this segment. But rest assured, we’ll be putting these claims to test soon.


Honda Civic: The main features of the upcoming Civic are six airbags, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-inch colour MID, an 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, remote engine start, lane watch camera and multi-angle rear view camera.

Skoda Octavia: The main features of the Skoda Octavia are seight airbags, traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, 12-way electrically adjustable driver and passenger seat, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a  10-speaker (including subwoofer) Canton audio system, dual-zone climate control, car telephone and a fully customizable digital instrument cluster.

Hyundai Elantra: The main features of the Hyundai Elantra are six airbags, traction control, a 10-way electrically adjustable driver seat, dual-zone fully automatic climate control and wireless phone charging.

Toyota Corolla Altis: The main features of the Toyota Corolla Altis are seven airbags, paddle shifters, a 10-way electrically adjustable driver seat, vehicle stability control, rear parking sensors and rear camera, fully automatic air conditioning and six speakers.


For now, the Skoda Octavia is the most pricey car in this comparison, while the base variant of the Hyundai Elantra is the least expensive one. However, we don’t expect the Civic to cross these two marks once the car is launched in March, 2019. For more information about the upcoming Civic, stay tuned to CarDekho.

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