The main new addition is the pedestrian acoustic alert.

Honda has slightly revised the Honda Clarity PHEV model and it has also announced the pricing structure for the current model year. The manufacturer hasn’t made too many changes to a model it says offers “interior space and comfort, and unmatched driving refinement in its class.”

The Clarity PHEV’s all-electric range is rated at 47 miles (75 km) thanks to a 17 kWh battery pack. When close to being depleted, the battery is topped up by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle; if you want to plug in to charge it, Honda says it takes 2.5 hours via a 220-volt outlet.

Total range with a full tank of gas and a charged battery is 340 miles (547 km), according to the EPA, which also rates the Clarity PHEV as being able to return up to 110 MPGe. When running on engine power alone, the vehicle should return an estimated 42 mpg combined.

Power is rated at 181 horsepower, while torque is 232 pound-feet. In Sport mode, it can sprint to sixty in just under 10 seconds, while in EV mode it can do it in under 13 seconds.

For the current model year, Honda has updated the Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) which is active at slow speeds in order to alert pedestrians and bicyclists of the car’s presence.

Honda will charge you from $34,355 for the Clarity PHEV, which comes with an 8-inch touchscreen (with Android Auto and Apple Car Play), active safety aids and heated front seats as standard. If you want the range-topping Touring model, that starts at $37,555 and adds perforated leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Ultrasuede interior trim.

Both prices include a $955 destination charge; the model is eligible for the $7,500 federal tax rebate and in California it grants its driver single-occupant carpool lane access.

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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Delivers Premium Driving Experience, with Excellent Driving Range and Fuel Economy Ratings

  • Clarity Plug-in Hybrid nets 47 mile all-electric driving range rating
  • Refined interior includes Ultrasuede® interior trim, generous passenger space
  • Eligible for federal and state tax rebates, plus single-occupant California HOV lane access

The 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid begins arriving at dealerships tomorrow with an award-winning combination of an excellent electric-only range2, interior space and comfort, and unmatched driving refinement in its class. With a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $33,4001, the 2020 Clarity PHEV carries forward all the elements that have made it a fixture among Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buys award winners since its introduction three years ago. New for the 2020 model year is an updated Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) that functions whenever the car is operating at low speeds on electric power only (unless in Park), enhancing awareness for pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.

The 2020 Clarity PHEV received a 47 miles of all-electric driving range rating with a full charge and an EPA fuel economy rating of 110 MPGe2. For longer trips, the hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder gasoline engine engages to generate electricity for the electric motor and, under certain conditions, to act as a direct power source. When using the gasoline engine, Clarity received 44/40/42 MPG EPA fuel economy ratings (city/highway/combined), and a 340-mile EPA total driving range rating2. Drivers can select between Normal, Econ and Sport to customize their driving experience to maximize efficiency or performance, while a special HV mode that maintains the battery’s state of charge can be used in all modes.

Clarity PHEV’s drive motor produces 181-horsepower and 232 lb.-ft. of torque, drawing power from electricity generated by the gasoline engine and from a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack with a recharge time of just 2.5 hours at 240 volts. Total system output of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid powertrain is 212 horsepower.

2020 Clarity PHEV Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

TRIM

MSRP

MSRP Including $955 Destination Charges1

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(city / highway / combined)2

Clarity PHEV

$33,400

$34,355

44/40/42

Clarity PHEV Touring

$36,600

$37,555

44/40/42

Clarity PHEV comes standard with a Display Audio system with an 8-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, pushbutton smart and keyless entry, heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, and the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Clarity Touring adds perforated leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, navigation with charging infrastructure information, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 2-position memory, and Ultrasude® interior trim. Clarity PHEV qualifies for a federal tax rebate of up to $7,500 and various state rebates, including $1,000 in California where it’s also eligible for single-occupant HOV access.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2019, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

For More Information
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1. MSRP excludes $955 destination charge, tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2. Based on 2020 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual driving range and mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery package condition and other factors.