2017 Honda Clarity Sedan

2017 Honda Clarity
MSRP range
$36,620 - $58,490


  • 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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Mid-size electric car
Steven Ascher, 1/3/2018
Very happy with the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric. The only other fully electric car with this much room is a Tesla. Car drives great . Very comfortable in city/highway driving. Love all the HondaSense technology just wish it had blind spot monitoring (Edmunds says it does?). Range of 89 Miles is on low side but have not an issue with mostly local driving. When ready to explore outside my city, will need to locate a Level 3 (DC Charger). Hopefully 30 minutes is all that will take to fully charge Car. This is my first Honda and first electric car and very satisfied with the lease.
Honda Clarity 17
Linda Lee, 12/2/2017
The disadvantage from EV Clarity 17 as below: 1- E-power range 89 miles is shortage in 45-50 miles road drive. If driver on air/heat, play music or other device in car when driving or drive speed 65+ miles, power range down double faster. Driver be watchful, be alert power panel , be prepare accident anytime because they don't know when the power battery low suddenly stop on mid road or highway where is no place EV station nearby 2- EV supper charge station was disclose 30 minutes power battery up to 80% or 3 hours charge car for full battery is rare in public road station. E- express charge 30 minutes power up 15-18 miles range. E home charge 16-19 hours to full battery power range 89 miles. 3- Above disadvantages EV Clarity 17 power short range can't adaptable consumer minimum 50 miles road drive for work or shop in town event in leisured time. This EV will be a dead car in consumer emergency cause power charge take too long from 30 minutes to 3 hours -19 hours full battery while gasoline car just 5 minutes pump full tank and drive more than 300 miles to work or emergency without worry car engine problem. I AM SO SORRY THE BEAUTIFUL EV CLARITY 17 IS USELESS. I think most Electric Vehicle is same function power range.
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Features & Specs

N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
126 city / 103 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
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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.

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More about the 2017 Honda Clarity

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 Sedan Overview

The 2017 Honda Clarity Sedan is offered in the following styles: Fuel Cell 4dr Sedan (electric DD), and Electric 4dr Sedan (electric DD).

What do people think of the 2017 Honda Clarity Sedan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Honda Clarity Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Clarity Sedan 3 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 2017 Clarity Sedan.

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