It's time to hear what Alex on Autos has to say about the increasingly popular Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.
Alex seems extremely impressed with the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. He refers to it as a true, "no compromises plug-in family sedan." This means it offers ample power, standard driver assistance features, and plenty of passenger and trunk space, all while assuring you low operating costs.
More Information: Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Priced From $33,400, 47 Miles Range
Alex compares the space and comfort of the Clarity to that of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, two of the most popular midsize sedans on the market. However, after tax credits, the Clarity only costs a mere $800 more than the Accord Hybrid.
The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid comes with a 17 kWh battery pack, so it qualifies for the entire $7,500 U.S. federal EV tax credit.
At 47 miles of electric-only range (the closest competitor to the Chevrolet Volt), 110 MPGe, and 42 MPG, the EPA says it will cost you $4,250 less in "fuel" over five years than the average vehicle. This is a $1,000 savings over the same calculation for the Accord Hybrid.
The standard, gas-powered Accord doesn't even compare when it comes to fuel savings, and it's also priced fairly close to the Clarity when factoring in the rebate. Once you consider the fuel savings, the choice is really a no-brainer.
With all of this being said, Alex wonders why anyone wouldn't choose the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.
Video Description via Alex on Autos on YouTube:
Honda seems to be done playing it safe in the world of hybrids, proof of that is the new Clarity Plug In Hybrid which is the first no-compromises plug-in family sedan. With interior room and comfort like an Accord or Camry, 42 miles per gallon and nearly 50 miles of electric range, this is finally the car that will do everything your current sedan will do with a focus on fuel economy and lower operating costs. Oh, and you'll get to drive in the HOV lane in some states too. What do I mean by no compromises? I mean an honest to goodness trunk, 212 horsepower, a wide and comfortable back seat, standard active safety tech and a price tag just $800 more than an Accord Hybrid (after tax credits). Why would you buy anything else? I'm not sure either.