What can I expect from the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid?

By Product Expert | Posted in Clarity, Hybrid, Model Information on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 5:34 pm
What can I expect from the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid?

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Performance & Specs 

The high anticipated Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is now available at Heritage Rome Honda.  With amazing efficiency, quality engineering and great amenities, it’s no wonder why so many people are talking about it.  So, what can I expect from the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid?  Oh, just some awesome performance features and specifications! 

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Performance Features 

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid driving past a lakeThe unique thing about plug-in hybrids is that they have the best of both worlds— using high-capacity battery for electric driving and when it’s needed, switching to a gasoline hybrid system.  In fact, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with an efficient in-line 4-cylinder engine, an AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor and a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery.  Each component in the system contributes to the amazing efficiency that the plug-in hybrid is able to achieve.  Plus, there is the regenerative braking feature that helps charge the battery during deceleration. 

When using only electric power, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is able to receive a 110 MPGe rating; then when it is using only gasoline, it has a combined rating of 42 MPG.  And to top it off, when the Clarity combines gas and electric power, it receives a 340-mile driving range rating!* 


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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid available cargo space2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Specs 

Along with the intense performance of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, it also features some nice specifications that benefit drivers, such as the convenient charging times.  The plug-in hybrid comes with a 6.6-kW onboard 32-amp charger.  It has a suggested full charging time of 2.5-hours when using a 240-volt charger, and if you use a 120-volt charger, it takes around 12-hours.** 

And unlike many other plug-in hybrids, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has comfortable seating for 5 in the cabin.  The 101.5 cubic feet of passenger space is divided with 39.1-inches of headroom and 42.2-inches of legroom in the front; and the rear has 37.1-inches of headroom and 36.2-inches of legroom.  There is also ample cargo space in the trunk—15.5 cubic feet! 

If you are interested in the new 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, you can stop in or contact us at Heritage Rome Honda for more information. 

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*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. 

**Charging time varies depending on conditions, such as the remaining battery level and the ambient temperature. 

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