Why is the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid KBB's Best Buy Award winner for hybrid and electric vehicles?

We recently shared Alex on Autos' review of the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. He truly loved the car and highly recommended it as a "no compromises plug-in family sedan." Alex explained:

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.

Now, Kelley Blue Book seems to feel the same. Not long ago, we shared KBB's 2018 Hot Plug-Ins Hybrids. The Clarity impressed with its roomy cabin, high horsepower, adequate acceleration, “normal” sedan size and feel, great regen, and standard 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Moreover, it qualifies for the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit and offers 47 miles of EPA-estimated electric range. It comes as no surprise that KBB picked the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid over all other hybrid and electric cars for its overall value.

Video Description by Kelley Blue Book on YouTube:

The 2018 Honda Clarity isn’t just one car model, but the name for a trio of ultra-efficient sedans, each powered in a different way. The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid was named the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner among electric and hybrid vehicles. Here's why.

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