2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Review

2018 Honda Clarity What exactly is a Plug-In Hybrid?A Plug-In Hybrid, such as the 2018 Honda Clarity, is a highly advanced vehicle that gives you two options: you can drive solely on electric power, or you can tap into the gas engine. It all depends on the situation, your preferences, and your goals—and it’s entirely up to you.

Here at Andy Mohr Honda, we recommend models like these to our customers in Bedford, Ellettsville, Bloomington, and the surrounding Indiana communities, as they offer several advantages: all the money you’ll save charging at home, all the time you’ll save skipping the pump, all the trees you’ll save, and more. If you’re interested in taking this eco-friendly sedan for a test drive, then get in touch with us today.

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Key Specifications

If you’re not quite ready for a test drive, we’ll start with a quick overview of a few key specs…




47 miles (battery only)1

EPA-estimated MPG

44 city/ 40 highway1

Fuel Tank Capacity

7 gallons


193” (Length) x 74” (Width) x 58” (Height)

Battery Charge Time

12 hours at 120V2or 2.5 hours at 240V3

Although those specs are impressive, they don’t even tell the whole story. For starters, the 47-mile range that you see above is for the battery only. If you take a look at the Combined Gas-Electric Driving Range Rating, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that it extends as far as 340 miles.1

Plus, the EPA-estimated MPG ratings above are gasoline-only numbers. The Gasoline-Electric Miles per Gallon Equivalent (the EPA-estimated MPGe, Combined number) is as high as 110 miles.1Imagine all the driving that you could do for a few bucks…

2018 Honda Clarity: Additional Information

2018 Honda Clarity Safety Now that you’ve got a better sense of what you’re working with, we’ll give you some further info.

Not only is the 2018 Honda Clarity efficient, but it’s powerful, too. The combined output of its electric motor and its VTEC engine clocks in at 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. Plus, you can put that engine to good use. Flick on HV Mode, and it’ll optimize the charging process by recouping up to 50% of the electric range via gas operation. Or, go with ECON or Sport Mode, the standard fare…

Last but certainly not least, let’s not forget that we’re dealing with a Honda. Don’t let this car’s huge efficiency figures distract you from the fact that it’s one of the safest models on the market.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

If you have any further questions about the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features, then contact us.

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Contact Us Today at Andy Mohr Honda to Set Up Your Clarity Test Drive

If you’re looking for a new Clarity of direction and purpose, then Honda’s plug-in hybrid might be able to help you find what you’re looking for. Stop by our Andy Mohr Honda dealership from anywhere around Indiana: Bloomington, Ellettsville, Bedford, etc. We’ll get you behind the wheel in no time.



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-pack age/condition, and other factors.

Charging time varies depending on conditions, such as the remaining battery level and the ambient temperature.

2.5-hour charge time for 240-volt 30-amp charging equipment.