Powered by either electricity, gasoline, or hydrogen, the five-seat Clarity sedan brings you the future today. The plug-in hybrid model will see showrooms nationwide and boasts a claimed 47 miles of range before the 1.5-liter gasoline engine kicks in.Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, along with the Honda Sensing suite of safety/driver-assistance tech.
While the differences behind the wheel are noticeable, the platform itself and the interior mostly make for an enjoyable driving experience regardless of your drivetrain preference. The Fuel Cell version of the car handled nicely during my short time with it, but the limited refueling infrastructure means it’s still an early adopter car, particularly for those lucky enough to live near fueling stations.
It’s the Plug-In Hybrid that will appeal to most customers. As with the EV before it, Honda has created a luxury experience in a midclass four-door sedan. With a range of 340 miles, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is ready for road trips. For drives around town and commutes, the battery achieves a range of 47 miles (via a 17kWh battery pack), which is more than enough to run errands and get you to work. Like every Clarity variant, you’ll be comfortable sitting anywhere in the cab no matter where you’re going. The seats are plush and enveloping, so much so that and even my 6-foot 3-inch frame found ample room in the backseat.[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHZu9vig_iI[/embedyt]