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What are the Differences Between the Honda Clarity Models?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Honda Clarity Electric, Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 1:24 pm
Honda Clarity Series of Electric, Fuel-Cell, and Plug-In Hybrid exterior line up on a concrete plateau by the sea under a cloudy sky

Honda Clarity Electric vs Clarity Fuel Cell vs Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Comparison

Although not incredibly widesspread due to their scarcity, the Honda Clarity line of models are held in extremely high regard. Their commitment to improved efficiency and application of technology has created some of the most impressive gas-alternative models of the current market. So, what’s the difference between all 3 Honda Clarity models? Let’s compare the Honda Clarity Electric, Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, and Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid models!

2018 Honda Clarity Electric exterior shot parked at a charging station as a family approaches it

2018 Honda Clarity Electric

First up is the 2018 Honda Clarity Electric model. Powered by a 120kW AC synchronous electric motor paired with a 25.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, this produces 161 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. However, the big appeal of an all-electric model is its efficiency and driving range. Its miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) equates to 126 city mpge* and 103 highway mpge*. Additionally, it has an 89-mile combined driving range rating**.

With plenty of premium features, 3 color options, and standard leather seating, the 2018 Honda Clarity Electric model is only available to lease. The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric can be leased for $199 per month***.

2018 Honda Clarity Fuel-Cell exterior side shot parked at a charging station at night

2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

A fuel cell model is basically an electric model that uses a fuel cell instead of a battery. For the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell model, that would be a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. To aid performance, the driver has control through a fixed single-speed direct-drive automatic transmission.

With the fuel cell replacing the battery, the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell model has a bit more power than the 2018 Honda Clarity Electric, boosting horsepower up to 174. Additionally, it has a lesser fuel economy equivalent but a far superior driving range. The 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell has city fuel economy of 69 mpge**** and a highway fuel economy of 67 mpge****. It’s driving range is 366 miles*****.

The 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell can be leased for $369 per month******.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid exterior side shot parked on a forest road with a stone wall behind it

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Lastly, we have the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid which is the only Clarity model available for purchase. It is powered by a hybrid system that consists of a 1.5L DOHC VTEC® inline 4 engine and an AC permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor.

For fuel economy, we have to take into account the gas engine, electric battery pack, and combined driving power of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

The combined mpge rating of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is 103*******. Its gas-only fuel economy equates to 44 city mpg******* and 40 highway mpg*******.

For driving range, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has an all-electric range of 47 miles******* and a combined range of up to 340 miles*******.

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $33,400********.


2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Premium Features


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Disclaimers

*126 city/103 highway/114 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 89 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Your MPGe and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml

**89 mile combined driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml

***Subject to availability beginning May 10, 2018 to California and Oregon residents on approved credit through Honda Financial Services. Closed end lease for 2018 Honda Clarity Electric for well-qualified lessees. Not all applicants will qualify. No purchase option at lease end. Total monthly payments $7,164. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear, and 20 cents per mile over 20,000 miles per year. Lease includes Roadside Assistance. Total due at lease signing is $1,499 plus tax and registration and includes first month’s payment and down payment of $1,300. Offer ends October 31, 2018. Please see your authorized Honda Clarity dealer for complete details. Accessories sold separately.

****69 city/67 highway/68 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition and other factors.

*****Based on 2018 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.

******Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, registration, license and dealer fees. For well qualified lessees. Subject to availability to California residents on approved credit through Honda Financial Services. Closed end lease for 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell for well qualified lessees. Not all applicants will qualify. No purchase option at lease end. Total monthly payments $13,284. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear, and 20 cents per mile over 20,000 miles per year. Lease includes Roadside Assistance, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, and up to 21 days Avis Group H luxury rental car (rental must initiate and end California). Total due at lease signing is $2,868 plus tax and registration and includes first month’s payment and capitalized cost reduction of $2,499. Offer ends October 31, 2018. Please see your authorized Honda Clarity dealer for complete details. Accessories sold separately. See Honda Clarity Fuel Cell dealer for details.

*******110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

********MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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