Drivers who choose the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid can count on exceptional performance. The Honda Clarity’s fuel economy has helped to make it one of the standout options in its segment, and Michigan’s drivers are taking notice. According to the writers at Kelley Blue Book*, the Clarity PHEV’s “stellar efficiency, features, and value,” make it “as easy to drive and live with as the Accord”! For these experts, it’s the segment’s best buy of the year. Drivers have great things to say about Honda hybrids, and with the 2018 Honda Clarity now available in Michigan, there’s never been a better time to explore your options. Find out how to maximize your Honda Clarity’s range by reading our breakdown of its powertrain.
|City (Gasoline Only)||Highway (Gasoline Only)||Combined (Gasoline Only)||Combined (Gasoline and Electric)||All-Electric Range||Maximum Range (Gasoline and Electric)|
|Clarity Plug-In Hybrid||44 MPG**||40 MPG**||42 MPG**||110 MPGe**||47 miles**||340 miles**|
|1.5-Liter In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine:||103 hp @ 5500 RPM||99 lb.-ft. @ 5000 RPM|
|AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor||181 hp @ 5000-6000 RPM||232 lb.-ft. @ 0-2000 RPM|
|Total System Measurements||212 hp||N/A|
The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s powertrain was built to satisfy, and although its power sources and drivetrain components function smoothly without driver intervention, you’ll get even more from your Clarity once you’ve learned how they interact. The table above gives the horsepower and torque figures for the Clarity’s 1.5-Liter In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine and its AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor.
Honda’s engineering prowess is on full display in their hybrid lineup, evidenced by the Honda Clarity’s fuel economy and range. When you’re running on fully electric power, the Clarity has an estimated range of 47 miles**. When the gasoline engine and the electric motor are working in tandem, you’ll enjoy a 340 mile range**—and both ranges can be much higher in practice.