2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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$33,400

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

42
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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48 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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2 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger. Level 2 charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

17 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

5

Seating capacity

192.7” x 58.2”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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The good:

  • EV range, hybrid mpg
  • Roomy interior
  • Ride quality
  • Smooth acceleration (EV mode)
  • Honda Sensing active safety features standard
  • Federal tax credit up to $7,500

The bad:

  • Touchscreen system
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • Regenerative braking controls
  • Nonlinear acceleration (hybrid mode)
  • Hybrid-typical awkward braking feel
  • Modest range per tank of gas

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Four-door, mid-size plug-in hybrid sedan
  • 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine
  • 17-kwh battery and two motor-generators
  • 212 total horsepower
  • Hours to charge: 12 (120V) or 2.5 (240V)
  • 6.6-kW maximum charging rate

2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Honda Clarity?

The Honda Clarity is a front-wheel-drive mid-size sedan with seating for five. Its plug-in hybrid drivetrain features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric drive motor, and total system output is 212 horsepower. It can travel up to 47 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates, and its total estimated driving range is 340 miles. 

What’s New on the 2021 Honda Clarity?

There are no significant changes this year.

What Features in the 2021 Honda Clarity Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • LED headlights
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control 
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split, folding backseat
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist 
  • Adaptive cruise control 

Available features include:

  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory feature 
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Navigation


Should I Buy the 2021 Honda Clarity?

The Clarity is an impressive performer among eco cars, so much so that we named the 2019 model our Eco-Friendly Car of the Year. With a comparatively long all-electric driving range and a roomy, family friendly interior, the plug-in hybrid is a great choice for people who want to drive greener but aren’t ready to make the jump to a battery-electric car.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date.
Basic warranty terms
4 years/48,000 if vehicle purchased within warranty period 1 year 12,000 miles if vehicle purchased after warranty period expired
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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