2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Review, Specs

The forthcoming 2021 Honda Clarity is ready to receive further upgrades. This model is powered by a Plug-In Hybrid that consists of a small gasoline engine and two electric motors. According to Honda, the new Clarity Hybrid will expand the electric-only range to 47 miles. Moreover, the total range combined should be around 340 miles.

No doubt, the driving range is right now one of the best on the market. In the same segment are a couple of vehicles with a driving range over 300 miles. Besides an efficient engine, the new Clarity provides a very comfortable cabin. There is more than enough room inside for five adults. On top of that, this mid-size sedan will come with more techs and safety.

2021 Honda Clarity

Is 2021 Honda Clarity a Good Car?

The latest 2021 Honda Clarity is a great designed model. This attractive sedan offers curves and unique details that separate it from the rest of the models in the segment. Japanese company Honda, this time, added exclusive massive boomerang-shaped light treatments that provide excellent visibility and a unique grille that uses more chrome elements. Interestingly, the platform will be stiffer, and the wheelbase longer.

We like a new design of a 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheel that gives a more sporty appearance. Looking at the new Clarity, we can see the same design language as on other modern Hondas.

2021 Honda Clarity cabin

Cabin Features

The cabin of 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will be better than ever. This model will deliver more upscale materials and innovative techs. Like before, the Hybrid model is roomy and can comfortably accommodate five occupants. Also, Clarity host customizable leather-trimmed seats and an 8-way power-adjustment system with 2-position memory.

The standard model includes a new 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more. Moreover, 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In provides 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

2021 Honda Clarity Engine Specs

A Plug-In Hybrid system will power the new 2021 Honda Clarity. According to news, this system is a combination of electric motors and VTES 1.5-liter 4-cylinder powertrain. From what we heard, the total output of this model will be 212 hp. Also, the estimated driving range could be around 340 miles (47 miles in electric-only mode). In the same class is Tesla Model 3 Long Range model that can provide above 300 miles. As for the charging time, the new Honda Clarity can be charged with a 240-volt charger at around 2.5 hours.

Clarity Fuel Cell version is available as well. This system consists of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell with AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous electric motor. It delivers 174 horsepower and provides a range of 360 miles.

2021 Honda Clarity rear

Is the Honda Clarity Plug In Worth it?

The new 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid looks refreshed and it comes with a fair price. The base model starts at $33,500, while the Touring model costs $36,700. As you can see, the price of Honda’s hybrid is affordable compared to a rival like the Tesla Model 3 that cost around $50K. Nevertheless, as we heard, this model will be ready for a debut at some point this year.

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