I have owned a Clarity for over 4 years. I’m am 68 years old and have owned many cars over the years. All things considered this is the best car I’ve ever owned. I have owned numerous Mercedes and Lexus. Plug-in gives me plenty of daily range, while gas engine avoids range anxiety. Quality is excellent, NO warranty claims or issues. In 2019 this was the biggest sedan Honda ever built. Cabin is large, plenty of room in the back seat and trunk. Ride smooth and a bit cloud like. Very complex vehicle. Sometimes has a mind of its own. Example: the gas engine runs for a short time, even with a full battery. No one can explain it , but the on board computer knows to do it, just doesn’t tell you why. These are not performance cars. Acceleration is adequate and handling is more caddy then Porche. Touch screen is a bit quirky takes a while to get used to. If you find a 2020 with low miles buy it immediately
Don't buy this car
I own 2019 clarity. During summer battery charge around 50 miles and winter around 30 miles. This summer it is not going beyond 40. Don't know what happened. Recently had service done. While taking car to service the AC was fine and after it is done, AC stopped working. When I ask them they claim that it is not working when brought in. I wonder what they did during service. Hope this lower battery mileage is not because of their mess.
Honda Quality, Fit, Finish
I short listed my used car purchase to a Honda Clarity PHEV, Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. We already own a Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey and Honda lawn mower, and we've enjoyed the Honda dependability. We go on longer trips about once a month, and I'd range anxiety and concerns over charging times if I had a pure EV. The 2018 Clarity PHEV drives like a luxury car - smooth, refined; I manually track my gas mileage and I'm averaging about 195 mpg over the past six weeks! I'll probably eventually buy a full EV, but until then, my Clarity will fit my needs well.