2017 Honda Clarity Pricing
- Refueling takes 3-5 minutes, much quicker than charging a battery EV
- Its range of 366 miles is better than any battery EV and other fuel cells
- Nicely appointed interior
- seats up to five people
- Honda gives you a $15,000 fuel allowance over three years
- Touchscreen infotainment system can be cumbersome to use
- Hydrogen storage tank limits trunk space with no pass-through
- Hydrogen station infrastructure is still new
- Currently only available to California residents
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Features & Specs
|Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric DD)||Electric 4dr Sedan (electric DD)|
|Transmission||1-speed direct drive||1-speed direct drive|
Our experts’ favorite Clarity safety features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Helps maintain a constant vehicle speed and a set following interval behind a vehicle ahead of you and can bring you to a complete stop.
- Lane Keeping Assist/Departure Warning
- Applies a steering torque to help keep your vehicle within the lane and will alert you if you cross over a lane line without signaling.
- Honda LaneWatch
- Displays live video of the passenger-adjacent lane using a small camera on the side mirror whenever the right turn signal is used.
The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is a rare kind of vehicle that is fueled by hydrogen. Because of the limited hydrogen refueling infrastructure, the Clarity Fuel Cell is available only to qualified California residents on a three-year lease. This limited distribution also means the Clarity Fuel Cell comes in single trim, fully loaded with features. Interestingly, Honda provides $15,000 worth of hydrogen fuel over the three-year lease, and the Clarity qualifies for a $5,000 rebate under California's Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
As a fully loaded model, some of the premium features in the Clarity include automatic wipers, keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control with a Plasmacluster ion air quality management, power-adjustable and heated front seats, a 12-speaker premium audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a navigation system with hydrogen refueling station and traffic info, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability, and remote app control over some vehicle functions through the HondaLink telematics system.
The Clarity also comes with virtually every active safety feature Honda offers as well, including a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, adaptive cruise control with low-speed following, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and intervention, a head-up display and Honda LaneWatch.
The 2017 Honda Clarity essentially competes with only one other fuel cell vehicle on the market. The leasing terms of the Clarity are slightly pricier but comparable to its rival, and both manufacturers are providing the same $15,000 fuel stipend. After weighing the advantages the Clarity has in passenger space, and the total number miles it's able to travel on a full tank of fuel, the difference in cost will seem negligible.
If you'd like to compare these cutting-edge alternative fuel vehicles for yourself, spec for spec, before making a decision, you can do so right here at Edmunds.
2017 Honda Clarity Overview
The 2017 Honda Clarity is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric DD), and Electric 4dr Sedan (electric DD). The 2017 Honda Clarity comes with front wheel drive, . Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive, . The 2017 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.
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2017 Honda Clarity Gas Mileage
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, hydrogen
2017 Honda Clarity Electric 4dr Sedan (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel
114 compined MPG,
126 city MPG/103 highway MPG
|EPA Est. MPG||N/A|
|Transmission||1-speed direct drive|
|Drive Train||front wheel drive|
|Passenger Volume||113.8 cu.ft.|
|Curb Weight||4134 lbs.|