The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid earned the highest all-electric range rating among all midsize plug-in hybrids with its EPA range rating of 47 miles on a full charge. VehiclesTEST's video review of the Clarity is now live on dealer websites, including new subscribing dealer Honda of Fishers in Indiana (watch the Clarity VehiclesTEST video).
The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid also received an EPA fuel economy rating of 110 combined MPGe1, among the top of its class, and a gasoline only 44/40/42 MPG rating (city/highway/combined)1.
For longer trips, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid can utilize its hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine to generate electricity and, under certain conditions, to act as a direct power source, resulting in an overall EPA driving range rating of 340 miles.
The vehicle's electromotive power comes from a 181-horsepower electric motor producing 232 lb.-ft. of torque and drawing power from both the gasoline engine and a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack with a recharge time of just 2.5 hours at 240 volts. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid features three selectable modes - Normal, Econ and Sport - allowing drivers to customize their experience, maximizing efficiency or driving performance. A fourth mode - HV mode - is provided to maintain the battery's state of charge and can be selected in conjunction with Normal, Econ and Sport driving modes.
The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is offered in two premium-contented trims, standard and Touring.