2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid

2018 Honda Clarity
Save up to $3,429
MSRP range
$33,400 - $36,600
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Used

Pros

  • Comfortable, well-appointed cabin seats five people
  • Solid driving range in all versions except Clarity Electric
  • Pleasant ride quality in electric and plug-in hybrid versions

Cons

  • Polarizing styling
  • Limited availability of all but Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
  • Touchscreen infotainment system can be cumbersome to use
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Top consumer reviews

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We are able to run our car for free with solar
J Erwin, 5/18/2018
This is not the kind of car a person who does not like the most advanced smart phone would like. The instrumentation and entertainment/communication options are very advanced. The electric/battery storage and options for running the vehicle are well presented and with a little study - easy to use. The Clarity hybrid will go 47 miles on battery. Less, if the heater is on. For us with 27 PV solar panels and a utility company that allows us to store kilowatt hour credits for energy we produce and do not use. We will be able to use the 47 mile electric range to do about 90-95 percent of our driving. The solar system was paid for years ago and produces up to 60 KWH's of power per day - it only takes maybe 15-20 KWHs to fully charge the car. So if our daily driving is 47 miles or less, we drive for free - no gas needed. We got the Clarity yesterday. We had to drive about 135 miles to get to a dealer (Mike Maroone Honda in Colorado Springs) who was willing to substantially discount the suggested retail price. And, after going to Carmax to get an trade in sale estimate, Maroone came within $250 of the Carmax and by trading in our Prius Hybrid, we saved on sales tax on the new Clarity - the trade in comes off the purchase price in Colorado before the state and county tax is computed. The Clarity is very comfortable inside - the controls are easy to reach and see. The cruise control with anti collision works wonderfully and given that our drive home was in rush hour traffic, it got used several times. The car brakes easily and comfortably when the anti collision kicks in. The cruise control was easy to use and set and turn off. The lane assist is very quick when lines are visible and you begin to drift out of your lane. It quickly brings you back and vibrates the steering wheel to let you know it is active. We still need to learn how to link phones, use the "seat memory" feature and program our garage door openers to the opener buttons in the car. The Clarity is easy to charge with the included cable that plugs into a standard outlet. You do need to put a hook on the wall near the outlet to support the weight of the charging device. On 120V, it charges overnight to full 47 mile range. We have a lot to learn about the Clarity, how it drives in winter and on snow (we live in the CO mountains - aka - snow country) . But for now, we are very pleased we picked the Clarity Touring Sedan as our newest vehicle.
Warning: Clarity Doesn't Charge Correctly
Josh, 6/15/2018
So...I leased a Clarity 3 weeks ago, and was loving it; charged it at home, great. HOWEVER, when I went to charge it at work, at a ChargePoint charging station, the car stopped charging after only an hour; it hadn't charged and gave me an error message. I went to another ChargePoint station at my workplace, same thing. I looked online and it appears many others are having this problem; there is something in the Clarity that doesn't allow the vehicle to charge properly at certain ChargePoint stations. So if you are going to need to charge your car at a ChargePoint station (as I am, as it is my only option at work), stay away from the Clarity until they fix this bug. If you are skeptical do a search for " Honda Clarity Hybrid Charging Issues", you will see others are having this problem as well. Before I had this issue I loved the car; but it's clearly not ready for prime time. And the folks at Honda somehow seem clueless about it so far, incredibly frustrating.
Smooth & quite Plugin Hybrid with enough EV range
DK, 5/28/2018
EV range (battery only, per charge): 60-70 miles local commutes (60-80F), 54 miles (one sample HWY, 50 F), HV (Hybrid mode): 50+ MPG (only one sample, 50F), Really quite and smooth ride compared with my 2015 Honda Accord. It smooths out uneven road surface not like my 2015 accord. I had to move around uneven surface to be comfortable with my accord, but with this car, I did not know that i was driving on the same uneven road surface that I drive over daily. Really quite and great sound. The interior gives me luxury feeling (far better than 2015 accord).
Smooth, quiet ride with phenomenal range
Mike C, 6/30/2018
I replaced a 10 year old Acura with the Honda Clarity Plugin about 6 weeks ago. The ride is quiet and smooth. Tech is about what I expected. The car “sings” upon parking in the garage which I find amusing but the wife thinks it’s annoying. The main reason for purchasing this vehicle is I like the idea of running off of electric but having the freedom of going gas with longer range. It has definitely performed. I currently put on about 1300 miles and just went below half a tank of the dealership’s gas from when I purchased the car. I can get 50 miles of electric before I use a drop of gas although it does take more than 12 hours to fully charge off a standard 110v outlet from empty to full. I think car seats were a design afterthought. Additionally, 2 car seats do fit but adding a booster seat is near impossible to the car seats.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$36,600
MPG
44 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
212 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$33,400
MPG
44 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
212 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

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
Automatically applies steering to help keep your vehicle in 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.

2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid for Sale

Honda Clarity 2018 Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
New 2018
Honda Clarity
Touring Plug-In Hybrid
MSRP$37,490
Est.Loan: $658/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Honda Clarity 2018 Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
New 2018
Honda Clarity
Touring Plug-In Hybrid
MSRP$37,490
Est.Loan: $657/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Platinum White Pearl 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring FWD CVT I4 40/44 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Honda Clarity 2018 Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
New 2018
Honda Clarity
Plug-In Hybrid
MSRP$33,400
Est.Loan: $578/mo
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Dealer Notes
This vehicle won't be on the lot long! This sedan hits the mark with consumers demanding economical versatility! Top features include heated front seats, front dual-zone air conditioning, lane departure warning, and more. It features a front-wheel-drive platform, an automatic transmission, and an efficient 4 cylinder engine. We pride ourselves in consistently exceeding our customer's expectations. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.
More about the 2018 Honda Clarity

The 2018 Honda Clarity consists of three versions that offer distinctly different modes of propulsion. The first is the Clarity Fuel Cell, a rare kind of vehicle that is fueled by hydrogen, which is subsequently manipulated to produce electricity. There's also the Clarity Electric, a battery electric vehicle, and the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, a version that uses gasoline and electricity.

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 a 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. Likewise, the Clarity Electric is lease-only, making the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid the only version you have the option of purchasing.

As fully loaded models, some of the premium features in the Clarity Fuel Cell and Electric include leather seats, 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 Plug-In Hybrid is the only Clarity that offers more than one trim level, the base version of which forgoes the leather and navigation of the Touring trim.

Every Clarity also comes with virtually every active safety feature Honda offers as well, including a multiangle 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 Clarity Fuel Cell competes with one car only, the Toyota Mirai, which costs slightly less to lease but falls short of the Clarity's space and driving range. Meanwhile, the Clarity Electric's range puts it at the bottom of the EV pack. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the most practical and relevant version for most buyers.

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2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid Overview

The 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

What do people think of the 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Clarity Hybrid 4.5 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 2018 Clarity Hybrid.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid?
2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,495. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $3,429 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid Touring Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is9.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,295. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid Plug-In Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $3,327 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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