2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vineland, NJ
We’ve previously covered the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid model here at Rossi Honda. We felt it was important to first cover the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid as that is currently the only Clarity model that is available for purchase. However, there are also the Honda Clarity Electric and the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell models to contend with. Today, we’ll be looking at the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell model.
The Plug-In Hybrid and Electric variants of the Honda Clarity are fairly self-explanatory. Most people are at least somewhat familiar with hybrid models and electric vehicles (EVs). However, most might be a bit confused as to what a Fuel Cell vehicle is, does, and how it works. Basically, a fuel cell model does not use gas but it also doesn’t function as a traditional EV. Its fuel cell, in place of a battery, generates electric power for its motor through compressed hydrogen and/or oxygen in the air. With that introductory course out of the way, let’s begin taking a look at the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.
|Proto Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell||12-Speaker Premium Audio System with Display Audio Touchscreen||Elegant, Lightweight and Aerodynamic Design|
|177 Horsepower and 221 lb-ft of Torque||Plasmacluster® Ion Technology||Front and Rear LED Lighting|
|69 City MPG*, 67 Highway MPG*, 366 Mile Driving Range*||Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with HD Digital Traffic||Gloss Black Roof|
|Fixed Single Direct-Drive Automatic Transmission||Honda LaneWatch™||Soft-Touch Leather Seating|
Where Can I Get the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell?
We think most of the specs and features above speak for themselves, at least the ones that are comprehensible. Compared to the 2018 Honda Clarity Electric (which we’ll cover soon), the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell has a lesser, though still incredibly high, fuel economy rating. However, it does have the advantage of a bit more horsepower and a much greater driving range. The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric has a driving range of 89 miles* compared to the 366 miles* of the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell. Moving onto the exclusive technology of the Honda Clarity lineup, drivers have access to the following:
- Driver’s Heads Up Display (HUD)
- Advanced Driver Interface
- Road Departure Mitigation System
- Smart Entry System
- Sound-Insulated Cabin
- Body-Colored Decklid Spoiler
- Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
- Smart Wiper System
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
- And More!
As it’s such an innovative and unique model, Honda is still testing the waters with the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell. Not available for sale, select Honda dealerships only lease the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell instead. Check with your local Honda dealership to see if they stock any Clarity models or to inquire about the nearest dealership that does. For those in Cumberland County, contact us here at the Rossi Honda dealership in Vineland, New Jersey.
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.