The Smartest and most Luxurious Car I've owned
January 19, 2019
Stupid... it's just stupid how cool this car is. 40-50 miles of EV cruising before you need to switch to hybrid mode. Even if you just run Hybrid, you're still getting 80-90 MPG's. That's stupefying and Pious, er um, Prius smashing. I can even schedule the Clarity to warm up before we drive in the morning, or connect via the app and start a warm up whenever. I guess, if I had to, I could even use the remote to do that. :)
The interior design is well thought out and easy to use. I know many people complain about the knoblessness (I may have invented that word) of the radio, but seriously, does your smartphone have a knob? Plenty of power ports and places to hide carry ons AND a phone pocket in the back seat.
The woodgrain trims are convincing. I still don't know if it's wood or plastic.
Features like brake hold, adaptive cruise, lane keeping, and slow speed follow are incredible.
Let's talk about those paddles on the steering wheel. Many reviewers dislike them because, honestly, I don't think the understand their purpose. If used correctly, you can bring the car to near stop and continue on without touching the brake peddle. Each tap of the left paddle increases your generator induced slowing effect, and if you misjudge you can squeeze the right paddle to let off the regen braking to coast a little farther. Whenever you can stop without using the physical brakes, you're increasing your range and MPG's.
Ok, I'm winded. Get a Clarity, it is Accord money but with so much more.