Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,970 - $27,289
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
126 City / 103 HWY
Horsepower
161-212
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,970 - $27,289
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
126 City / 103 HWY
Horsepower
161-212
Seats
5

Ranks #4 Hybrid & Electric by Fuel Economy

Top Positive Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.6 Comfort 4.6 Styling 4.2 Value 4.7

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Honda Clarity isn’t one car, but the name for a trio of sedans that includes a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell version, an all-electric, and a plug-in hybrid. While the fuel cell and...

2018 Honda Clarity Owner Reviews

4.56
18 Reviews
72% 22% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 6%
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Great Value

2018 Honda Clarity

Honda is giving these things away, so I bought one for my wife. The Good: This car gets great mpgs on long trips. Going from San Diego to San Luis Obispo was extremely pleasant, the ride was superb. And it's so great being in EV mode in an LA traffic jam while all the other hammerheads are burning gas while sitting still. Haha. Also, the interior is fantastic, the radio blasts wonderfully, and the rear seat room is at the level of limo. The Bad: The stupid adaptive cruise control is just stupid. Anyone stupid enough to not be able to + and - and "old fashioned" cruise control should not be driving. What problem was Honda trying to solve with this idiotically frustrating idea? I'm in cruise control, a car safely changes into my lane twenty feet in front of me (i.e. plenty of room) but my ACC slams my brakes on, creating a hazard to the guy behind me (who could not have appreciated it). Oh, and the driver's seatbelt latch was designed by an idiot. Reach down quickly and start pressing to release your belt... except you're not pressing on the release button, it's the body of the latch; the button is another inch or two down. The Ugly: This car's styling is so similar to the Accord (which is awesome looking) but something happened around the back wheels that take away from its presentation. But hey, the car looks way better than a Prius, Leaf, or any other green car. Overall, I am extremely pleased with this car. I'm the kind of guy who keeps a car twenty years, and this car will be for calm touring, not spirited charging around corners.

- Victor M

Not only saves by using the electric battery but also great on gas.

2018 Honda Clarity

I love my 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In. Purchased January 1, 2019 and because I generally drive short distances on the highway and in the city (10 to 25 miles one way) and keep it charged regularly, I have used less than $40.00 in gas during the first six months. I can plug it in at a local dealership, walk to the mall or movies and it's fully charged when I return. I live in the Northeast and now that the weather has warmed up, I'm getting better mileage on the battery resulting on a minimal increase in my electric utility bill. I can also charge it at home in 4.5 hours on my 240V electric outlet, vs.the 12 hours it takes with the 120V. It's stylish, rides good and quite roomy.

- Caraline

More than just a electric car

2018 Honda Clarity

I've had mine for about 10 months and so far I put over 8000 miles and used 22 gal. of gas. Most of my mileage is in the electric range and on a good weather day I can go about 60 miles on electric. During a snow storm last winter my house power was out for 9 days. I hooked up an inverter to the 12 volt battery and it ran my TV, satellite receiver, internet, cell phone booster, and a led lamp and I still had 40% power left after 9 days. Great car.

- Mike Berg

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
212 hp
212 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5T I
1.5T I

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 in.
36.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.5 cu. ft.
15.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/45VR18
P235/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.3 in.
108.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.4 ft.
38.4 ft.

Length

Length
192.7 in.
192.7 in.

Width

Width
73.9 in.
73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4052 lbs.
4059 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
212 hp
212 hp

Torque

Torque
99 ft. lbs.
99 ft. lbs.

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
7 gal.
7 gal.

Combined

Combined
42 mpg
42 mpg

City

City
42 mpg
42 mpg

Highway

Highway
42 mpg
42 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
(Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety