If it was your money, which one would you buy as your DD? They’re super similar in power and size but the Hyundai has an extra 200 lbs on it while being around $3000 cheaper.
The Civic comes with adaptive dampers and an LSD but the Elantra can be equipped with a 7 speed DCT.
And finally the Civic comes in a coupe and a sedan but the Elantra comes as a sedan and a hatchback.
Which one would you be parking in your garage?