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Honda Clarity

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2019
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2019 Honda Clarity Ratings & Reliability
The Clarity comes in three versions: an electric, a plug-in hybrid, and one powered by hydrogen. The plug-in hybrid is the most practical version and has a 48-mile all-electric range before the gas engine kicks in. It takes 2.5 hours to recharge with a 240-volt charger or 12 hours on 120 volts. The car works well in electric-only mode, but in hybrid mode the engine makes a loud ruckus. The ride is comfortable, but its handling is rather clumsy. The cabin is roomy, but the front seats are uncomfortable because of their short bottom cushion and lack of lower back support. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard, but there is no true blind spot detection system that covers both sides. The Clarity also uses Honda's unintuitive push-button gear selector. The electric version has a short EPA-rated range of 89 miles.
2017-2018
2017 Redesign Year
Honda Clarity 2018
The new Clarity FCV has a more compact hydrogen fuel cell and powertrain than in past versions, yet with a claimed driving range beyond 300 miles. It takes 3 to 5 minutes to fully fuel it with hydrogen.  Honda also added Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid versions. The electric version has a short EPA-rated range of 89 miles.The Plug-In Hybrid is offered in all 50 states and feature a 40-mile all-electric range before the gas engine kicks in. All versions come standard with automatic emergency braking and blind-spot warning.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $23,525 - $24,800 $21,160 - $22,410
2017 NA NA