2018 Honda Clarity Review
Modern, agile, and brimming with the latest advanced tech are just a few ways to describe the 2018 Honda Clarity. The 2018 Clarity’s plug-in hybrid engine provides an outstanding MPG rating along with a remarkably comfortable, whisper-quiet ride. Its spacious cabin comes loaded with some of the most advanced tech features available that are sure to please you and the entire family.
For drivers near Centennial, Aurora, and Denver considering whether to make this modern sedan their own, Mile High Honda is here to help! Continue reading our vehicle review see if the 2018 Honda Clarity is right for you.
2018 Honda Clarity: Performance and Handling
The 2018 Clarity comes equipped with a 4-cylinder engine that, when combined with its AC permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor, produces up to 212 horsepower with 232 lb-ft of torque. It comes with an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode and Deceleration Paddle Selectors. Combine this with standard features like Hill-Start Assist and you’ll find this plug-in hybrid to be exceptionally capable on both the open highway and twisting mountain roads.
Perhaps the biggest reason drivers choose the Honda Clarity is for its amazing fuel economy. The plug-in hybrid trim offers the best of both worlds, allowing you the option to charge up and use the lithium-ion battery for running errands around town or tap into the gas-powered engine for longer trips.
The Hybrid Plug-In has a max EV Mode driving range of 47 miles with an EPA combined rating of 42 mpg, 110 MPGe1, (miles per gallon equivalent, electric only) for an overall combined gas-electric driving range rating of 340 miles. When using only gasoline, the Clarity Hybrid-Plugin gets an EPA-estimated 44/40/42 city/hwy/combined MPG2.
2018 Honda Clarity: Interior Space and Tech
Unlike many of its hybrid competitors, you’ll find a remarkably spacious interior that comfortably fits up to five adult passengers with 101.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. Leather-trimmed heated seats come standard along with Remote Climate Pre-Conditioning powered through the HondaLink® app—sure to come in handy during cold, winter mornings.
You’ll find the Clarity comes available with a suite of convenient features as well including HomeLink® Remote System, push button start, heated front seats, 8-inch display with HondaLink®, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition, and more.
2018 Honda Clarity: Active Safety Features
No matter how you intend to use the plug-in hybrid sedan, above all, your safety is the number one priority. The 2018 Clarity comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite that includes a number of advanced safety features like Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as a rear-view multi-angle camera.
Test Drive the 2018 Honda Clarity Today
Wherever you decide to travel, the Honda Clarity is designed to go the distance while breaking barriers on what the hybrid sedan can be. Whether you choose the Clarity for its remarkable driving range or the intuitive tech found throughout its sleek cabin, there’s something inside for everyone.
If you’re a driver near Centennial, Aurora, or Denver and interested in learning more, stop by Mile High Honda or schedule a test drive today!
1 110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package age/condition and other factors.
2Based on 2018 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.