2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Performance Features

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In HybridPerformance Features

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**

Components and Capabilities

Horsepower Torque
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.

  • Lithium Ion Battery and On-Board Charger: The Clarity’s Lithium-Ion Battery can store 17kWh, and when you take advantage of the Clarity’s 4-Setting Deceleration Sensors, you can change how it recharges on the road. The Clarity’s powertrain includes a 6.6 kW Onboard 32-Amp Charger—yet another motor—which channels energy to the battery and main motor.
  • AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor: This Motor is the Honda Clarity’s main power source, and on its own, it’s capable of producing impressive amounts of horsepower. Its torque is available immediately, at just above 0 RPM, making the Clarity more satisfying to drive.
  • 1.5-Liter In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine: Most of the time, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will run fully on electric power. Its 1.5-Liter 4-Cylinder engine goes to work when you’re cruising on the highway, in need of more power, or when traveling in Sport Mode.
2018 Honda Clarity PIH Top

Hybrid Efficiency, Honda Convenience

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.

2018 Honda Clarity PIH In Driveway
  • Connect with HondaLink: Knowledge is power, and when you use the HondaLink app to sync your Clarity with a compatible smartphone, you’ll have instant access to tons of useful information. When paired with a Hybrid vehicle, HondaLink lets you view your power levels when you’re away from the wheel and find a charging station when you’re traveling.
  • Recharging Your Clarity: You’ll find Level 2 charging stations in 30,000 locations nationwide; you can even have one installed at your home. These stations use 240-volts and can give the Clarity a full charge in as little as 2.5 hours. Level 1 charging—accessible via any home-grade 120-volt power outlet—charges the Clarity in just 12 hours.
  • Driving Modes: The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid can be driven in normal mode, in HV mode, in ECON mode, and of course, in Sport mode. Each offers a different variation on the Clarity’s normally finely tuned balance between efficiency and drivability. While Sport Mode makes greater use of the Clarity’s 1.5-Liter engine, both HV mode and ECON mode make the Clarity more efficient.

Get Behind the Wheel!

Now that you’ve got a sense of what the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid can do, stop by your local Mid-Michigan Honda Dealer to take it for a test drive. Start a conversation with one of our expert representatives to learn more about maximizing the Honda Clarity’s fuel economy and range, and to explore our current offers!

*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
**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.

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