2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Key specs

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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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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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