2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid consumer reviews

$33,400 starting MSRP
side view of 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Honda
92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.7
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clarity honda a super car

It is a very economical and reliable car, the only problem is the inconvenience of all EVs....charging other than that, I am pleased that HONDA CLARITY should continue to manufacture their type of vehicle.


Great cars

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.


2018 Honda Clarity PHEV

Only thing I really don’t like about this car is that the lane assist does not use GPS in conjunction with the cameras to create a much more reliable experience. Everything else I love


Great around town

Love the quiet and performance when running on battery. Wish it had a bit more battery range, but it's great for most of my daily driving. I really notice when the engine kicks in...noisy and less pick up. Interior is roomy and comfy.


Excellent MPG without driving a freak’n Prius

Great car. About the size of an Accord. Comfortable, roomy, quick, handles great. Excellent fuel economy even on long highway trips. It’s a company car for a sales person. Not a Prius.


Love our infrequent gas fillups and room for frien

We are happy we waited for a serial hybrid that can be driven most of the time on pure electric power. We also wanted space for at least two friends in the rear seat and space in the trunk for when we travel together. We found it in the Clarity. The touring model has leather seats and backup camera and other safety features so the value seems good.


Clarity needs Clarification

The Honda Clarity has nice styling, but, needs to be Geared more to the driver rather than what Honda thinks the car should do for the driver. When accelerating fast the car goes into charge mode. Why? Who thought that if you Put your pedal to the metal, Put the car in Charge mode. There should be a Switch for the driver to put the car in charge mode. The car Starts off in EV mode which is good, but, if you are on the highway, YOU need to put the car in HV mode and if you don't you loose all of your EV power. If EV mode goes to zero, it does not seem to have any regenerative power. In HV mode the car goes in to very high rev at low speeds. Went to the dealer about this. Tech gave me excuses that this is how the car works in certain modes and Charge amounts. It should not rev so high and this should be corrected. Car lacks basic features: No lumbar support, no sun roof, no blind spot or back up indicators, no automatic trunk opener, no spare tire (not even an option), no body side molding (this should be standard), no heated steering wheel, no cooling seats, navigator cannot understand any verbal commands, but, If I use google, it will pick up any spoken destination. Does anyone at Honda test the voice recognition? It is horrible. so, I have options I can't use and options that should be on the car. It does get good mileage, if you have the opportunity to charge the car often.


When does lawsuit start ???

Car was bought for EV capabilities . Advertised o get 47 on a single charge , I don't get over 30 I get run around from dealers two of them, Honda customer service is HORRIBLE !!!!