Have you priced out a Focus with all the options you want? I'm sure the price is similar or even more expensive. As for the Civic Hybrid, that's a totally different vehicle and I'm not sure it should be compared with the Elantra and Focus. The Elantra will come with Hyundai's terrific warranty, Assurance program, and Assurance Trade-In value guarantee. Check out the "Considering an Elantra," "General Elantra Talk," and "Other Cars & Auto News" sections of this forum for more info.