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2021 Honda Clarity

MSRP range: $33,400 - $58,490

FAQ

Is the Honda Clarity a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Clarity both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.2 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Clarity ranges from 11.8 to 15.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Honda Clarity. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Honda Clarity?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Honda Clarity:

  • The Clarity is unchanged for 2021
  • Part of the first Clarity generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Honda Clarity reliable?

To determine whether the Honda Clarity is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Clarity. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Clarity's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Honda Clarity a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Honda Clarity is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Clarity and gave it a 7.2 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Clarity is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Honda Clarity?

The least-expensive 2021 Honda Clarity is the 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $33,400.

Other versions include:

  • Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT) which starts at $33,400
  • Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT) which starts at $36,600
  • Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD) which starts at $58,490
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What are the different models of Honda Clarity?

If you're interested in the Honda Clarity, the next question is, which Clarity model is right for you? Clarity variants include Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT), Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT), and Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD). For a full list of Clarity models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Honda Clarity

2021 Honda Clarity Overview

The 2021 Honda Clarity is offered in the following submodels: Clarity Sedan, Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. Available styles include Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT), Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT), and Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD). Honda Clarity models are available with a 1.5 L-liter plug-in hybrid engine or a undefined-liter electric (fuel cell) engine, with output up to 212 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Honda Clarity comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic, 1-speed direct drive. The 2021 Honda Clarity comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Honda Clarity?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Honda Clarity and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Clarity 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Clarity.

Pros

  • Comfortable, well-appointed cabin
  • PHEV's long electric driving range
  • Near-silent ride with little noise intrusion

Cons

  • Limited availability of Clarity Fuel Cell
  • Touchscreen infotainment system can be cumbersome to use
  • Polarizing styling

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Honda Clarity and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Clarity featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Honda Clarity?

2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT)

2021 Honda Clarity Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT)

2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD)

The 2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,505. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD) is trending $3,541 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,541 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $55,964.

The average savings for the 2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD) is 6% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Honda Clarities are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Honda Clarity for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Honda Clarity.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 Honda Clarity?

2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
42 MPG compined MPG,
44 city MPG/40 highway MPG

2021 Honda Clarity Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
42 MPG compined MPG,
44 city MPG/40 highway MPG

2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD), 1-speed direct drive, hydrogen

EPA Est. MPG42
TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.5 L
Passenger Volume117.0 cu.ft.
Wheelbase108.3 in.
Length192.7 in.
WidthN/A
Height58.2 in.
Curb Weight4052 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Honda Clarity?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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