Watch A Honda Civic Si Take On An Eerily-Similar Spec'd Hyundai Elantra N-Line

The Civic Si and the Elantra N-Line have similar power outputs and curb weight, but there is one key difference…

Sam from Sam CarLegion staged yet another drag race, this time with the Honda Civic Si and the Hyundai Elantra N-Line

The Honda Civic Si comes with a 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder mill under the hood that puts out 200 horses and 192 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, a limited-slip differential, and a front-wheel-drive system

The Hyundai Elantra N-Line is powered by a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that churns out 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of twist. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox routes power to the front wheels

As for the curb weights, the Civic Si tips the scales at 2,952 pounds; just two pounds lighter than the Elantra N-Line

The first race was from a dig, and the Civic Si was quicker off the line. It stayed ahead for a bit, but the Elantra swiftly sprinted past it to score the first victory of the day

The second drag race started the same way, but the difference was that this time, the Elantra couldn’t get past it. The Civic Si got the lead right off the bat and kept it that way to level the scores

The tie-breaker was a roll race 31 mph (50 kph). The Civic Si was a tad bit quicker at kickdown, but just like the first race, the Elantra overtook it and won the race comfortably

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