2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

The future is clear.

Honda is committed to developing more environmentally responsible vehicles like the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and working towards a zero-carbon emissions future.

About Plug-In Hybrid

Plug in or gas up. See how forward-thinking engineering and design provide the flexibility and benefits of plug-in hybrid technology.

 

What is a Plug-In Hybrid?

An advanced hybrid that lets you drive on electric power alone, or tap into the gas engine for longer drives.

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers the benefits of an electric car, with the freedom of a hybrid. It uses a high-capacity battery for longer all-electric driving and, like a traditional hybrid, uses a gas-powered engine as back up for when electricity runs low:

  • All-electric daily driver. With the class-leading 47-mile all-electric range rating*, many daily trips can be made on battery power alone.
  • Gas for distance. For longer trips, when the electric battery runs out, the gas-powered engine takes over to provide additional driving range, yielding the 340-mile combined gas and electric range rating*.
  • Convenient charging. Plug in to electric outlets at home, work or any of the thousands of electric charging stations throughout the nation.

While pure electric vehicles replace the fuel tank with only a battery, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid combines the best of both worlds-including the ability to use the gas engine, and its unique features:

  • Choose drive mode. Normal, ECON and Sport modes personalize how you use the engine and the battery.
  • Recharge while driving. HV Mode uses the gas engine and one of the electric motors to help recharge the battery while cruising. Additionally, regenerative braking recharges the battery every time the accelerator is lifted and each time the brakes are applied.
  • Drive on gas or electric. Use the gas-powered engine, battery-powered electricity or a combination of both.

 

What are the Advantages?

Save money charging at home, save time skipping gas stations.

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid can save you time and money with its flexibility and day-to-day savings, all in style:

  • Avoid the pump. With the 47 all-electric range rating*, many commuters can drive on electric power alone, only needing to fill up the tank for longer drives.
  • Charge anywhere. Conveniently charge at home with a standard 120-volt outlet, and even more quickly with a 240-volt charger*. You can also take advantage of the thousands of charging stations across the country.

Clarity Plug-In Hybrid owners also benefit from a roomy interior, as well as federal and state incentives:

  • Room for five adults. A spacious interior with seating for five adults and eco-conscious materials makes for a sophisticated experience.
  • Tax credit. Owners are eligible for up to a $7,500 tax credit through federal rebate programs.HOV and rebates. Many states offer additional benefits, like HOV eligibility and charger rebates.* More details.
*47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.
*State rebates and eligibility for HOV access and special parking depend on your state and local rules. State and local rules may change in the future to limit rebates and/or eligibility. For California residents, the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) sticker can be applied for through the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Once installed, you may use designated HOV lanes, even if you're driving alone. Stickers valid through January 1, 2019.
*Consult a qualified electrician to determine your home charging options; dedicated circuit needed for Level 1 charging. 2.5-hour charge time for 240-volt 30-amp charging equipment.

Electric. Gas. Premium Tech.

EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY

- PLUG-IN HYBRID -

Get the Best of Both Worlds

Charge up and do day-to-day driving on battery power alone, or tap into the gas-powered engine for longer trips, so you can keep going.

Go Farther in Comfort

Experience the eco-conscious convenience of roomy seating for five, a 340-mile combined range rating*.

Electrified Styling

Head out in style, and on pure electricity, with the 47-mile all-electric range rating*.

Get Charged Up

Fully charge in 2.5 hours with a 240-volt charger, or in 12 with a 120-volt outlet*.

Realize the Benefits

With HOV-eligible access and up to a $7,500 federal tax credit, the experience of Plug-in Hybrid ownership is loaded with benefits*.

- DRIVER EXPERIENCE -

Engineered for Enjoyment

Experience pure driving enjoyment with the combination of an electric motor and VTEC engine for 181-hp*(Horsepower - 181 hp @ 5000-6000 rpm) and 232 lb.-ft of torque* (Torque - 232 lb-ft of torque @ 0-2000 rpm).

Dynamic Drive Modes

Normal, ECON and Sport modes let you tailor your drive. HV Mode helps optimize charging and can regenerate up to 50% of the all-electric range.

Decelerate & Regenerate

The Deceleration Paddle Selectors offer four intensity levels to personalize how much the hybrid battery charges during regenerative braking.

Designed for Safety

Drive confidently knowing that our innovative ACE™ Body Structure is integrated with an ultra-high-strength steel chassis for enhanced safety and crash protection.

- SMART TECHNOLOGY -

Intuitive Tech Throughout

The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is loaded with intuitive technology, safety and driver-assistance features that make it easy for you to focus on the drive.

HondaLink® App

HondaLink® lets you view estimated driving range, check battery charge status and remotely set your cabin temperature with Climate Pre-Conditioning.

(Remote Climate Pre-Conditioning standard on Touring.)

Honda LaneWatchTM

With Honda LaneWatch (TM)*, live video of the passenger-side roadway reveals nearly four times more than the passenger-side mirror alone.

Smart Entry

Smart Entry with Walk Way Auto Lock lets you lock and unlock the doors without ever taking the key out of your pocket.

- AUDIO & DISPLAY -

8-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen

With an 8-speaker system, enjoy a full cabin audio and connectivity experience that includes Bluetooth Streaming Audio, SiriusXM Radio and HD Radio.

Apple CarPlay™ Integration

Access Apple Music, Maps, Messages and phone calls with Apple CarPlay™* and a compatible iPhone through your 8-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen.

Android Auto Integration

Android users can access Google Maps, Google Now, message, music and other popular apps with Android Auto* and a compatible smartphone.

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™* features maps with 3D renderings and provides lane guidance and live search functionality.

Standard on Touring.

*47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

*Consult a qualified electrician to determine your home charging options; dedicated circuit needed for Level 1 charging. 2.5-hour charge time for 240-volt 30-amp charging equipment.

*Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.

*Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple Inc. Depending on use, Apple CarPlay™ can share user and vehicle information (e.g. vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone®. See Apple's privacy policy for details regarding Apple's use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay®. Use of CarPlay® is at user's own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay® terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay® vehicle integration is provided "as is," and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay® operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay® software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolescence of vehicle-integration hardware or software. See Honda dealer for details. Only use CarPlay® when conditions allow you to do so safely.

*SiriusXM® services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM® service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM® at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2017 SiriusXM® Radio Inc. Sirius®, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM® Radio Inc.

*Android™ and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google Inc. Depending on use, Android Auto™ can share user and vehicle information (e.g. vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google's use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto™. Use of Android Auto™ is at user's own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto™ terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto™ application is downloaded to the user's Android™ Phone. Android Auto™ vehicle integration is provided "as is," and Honda cannot guarantee Android Auto™ operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto™ software/Android™ operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolescence of vehicle-integration hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.

*The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is standard on Touring models in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see Friendly Honda for details.

Honda Sensing® Standard

Every Clarity Plug-in Hybrid comes equipped with Honda Sensing®, an intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to assist and help protect you and your passengers.

Key features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)*
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)*
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow*
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)*

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Helps brake the vehicle when it senses an otherwise unavoidable collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.*

Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

A small camera can see road markers, alerts you if you're about to leave the road and can take action to help keep you from doing so.*

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow helps you maintain a set following interval on the highway, so you don't have to manually change your speed.*

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

If your vehicle begins to stray from the center of a detected lane without signaling, the steering adjusts to help bring you back to the lane center.*

*CMBS™ cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. ACC with Low-Speed Follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Streamlined Exterior Design

EXPLORE EXTERIOR

- STYLING -


Aerodynamic Efficiency

The front end of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is designed with a clean, smooth aesthetic that helps it achieve superior aerodynamics and efficiency.

Light the Way

Unique Full LED Headlights provide exceptional visibility and an unforgettable light signature unlike anything else on the road, day or night.

Clean Profile

From its long wheelbase to a distinctive wide stance, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has been engineered for a smooth, spacious ride.

Noticeable from Any Angle

With its sleek, aerodynamic shape and Decklid Spoiler, the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid creates a solid presence on the road.

Illuminating Impression

Full LED Taillights offer vivid illumination for a distinct appearance that embodies a clearer vision for tomorrow.

Seamless Strength

The roof is seamlessly laser-welded to provide a sophisticated look while greatly improving body strength and rigidity for a confident driving experience.

- COLORS -

Platinum White Pearl


Solar Silver Metallic


 

Modern Steel Metallic


Crystal Black Pearl


Moonlit Forest Pearl


Crimson Pearl


- AERODYNAMICS -

Shaped for Airflow

The naturally-inspired body shape streamlines airflow over the top, sides and under the vehicle contributing to quiet comfort as you drive.

Smart Wheel Design

18-Inch Alloy Wheels feature an aerodynamic design for performance and brake cooling, and specially-designed tires help optimize performance and efficiency.

Minimal Resistance

Dynamic design minimizes air turbulence by directing airflow to the rear-­allowing the car to slip through the air with smooth comfort.

- ACCESSORIES -

Body Side Molding

The contours of the streamlined Body Side Molding look stylish while also helping to protect from door dings.

18-inch Accessory Alloy Wheel

Angular, five-spoke 18-inch wheels add a distinct touch to the refined design of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.

Chrome Door Trim

The Chrome Door Trim is a stylish accent that gives your Clarity Plug-in Hybrid a finishing touch.

Inner Clarity

From eco-conscious materials to room for five adults, compromise nothing with this interior.

EXPORE INTERIOR

- CABIN -

Consciously Premium Interior

Experience an interior with leather trimmed-details, as well as plant-derived bio-fabrics and ultra-suede created through recycling technology.

Comfortable Seating for Five Adults

You'll find comfortable room for five adults inside the spacious, premium interior of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Leather-Trimmed Interior

The cabin boasts Perforated Leather Seating and plant-derived bio-fabrics for an interior that doesn't compromise craftsmanship.

Standard on Touring.

 

Power to Adjust

In addition to Two-Position Memory, the power-adjustable driver seat provides eight ways to adjust with pinpoint accuracy.

Standard on Touring.

Personalized Climate Control

Control your comfort independently with Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Heated Front Seats and HondaLink® Climate Pre-Conditioning.

Remote Climate Pre-Conditioning standard on Touring.

- DRIVER-CENTRIC -

Information Interface

Identify your battery charging status, range and energy flow with the distinctive full digital Driver Information Interface.

Electronic Gear Selector

The innovative Electronic Gear Selector creates a more spacious console, giving you the freedom to go from Park to Drive at the push of a button.

Push to Start

Push Button Start allows you to leave the keys in your pocket and start your Clarity Plug-in Hybrid with a simple touch.

- CARGO -

Large-Capacity Trunk

With 15.5 cubic feet of cargo area, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a larger trunk than many of its competitors and has room for all kinds of gear.

60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats

The roomy backseat and 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats offer the versatility to accommodate both the expected and unexpected demands of everyday.

Smart Storage

Find room for everyday essentials with generous center console space, center armrest storage and unique smartphone pockets.

- ACCESSORIES -

All-Season Floor Mats

All-Season Floor Mats* act as a protective layer between nature and your original carpets to keep your premium interior fresh.

Cargo Net

Made of strong, flexible nylon and incredibly easy to attach and detach as needed, the Cargo Net is designed to keep things right where you put them.

Illuminated Door Sill Trim

Dress up the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid interior and help protect the lower door sill from scuff marks with the Illuminated Door Sill Trim.

- BENEFITS -

Two Ways to Fuel


When electric runs out, gas kicks in.

Get the best of both worlds with the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Power through errands and day-to-day commutes by charging up and driving on pure electricity with the class-leading* 47-mile all-electric range*.

On days when your plans take an unexpected turn or you're taking a weekend getaway, the hybrid engine kicks in when the battery runs out so you can keep going for a combined gas-electric driving range rating of 340 miles*.

Fill-Up Less, Save More

Save money at the pump and on regular maintenance.

With its combination of electric power and a hybrid engine, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid can save you both time and money with fewer stops at the pump and less maintenance required.

Cut down on visits to the gas pump with the 47-mile all-electric range rating*, making it possible to take daily drives on electric-power alone. Your commute could even be gas-free.

Federal Tax Credit & State Incentives

Get up to $7,500 in Federal Tax Credits, and take advantage of state benefits.

Owning a Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes with many benefits. Owners are eligible for up to a $7,500 tax credit through federal rebate programs, and several states and localities provide further benefits like purchase and lease incentives, charger rebates and free parking.

Make sure to check with a tax or financial advisor to confirm your eligibility for these benefits and learn more about available rebates in your state.

Convenient Charging Options

Plug and go with fast Level 2 or convenient Level 1 charging.

Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers two ways to charge:

  • Level 2 (J1772) charging is the fastest, most convenient and least expensive way to keep your vehicle charged. Level 2 charging gives you the flexibility to charge your battery in just 2.5 hours* at home, office or anywhere there's a 240-volt charger. To charge in the convenience of your own home, Honda recommends contacting a licensed electrician to install 240-volt, 30+ amp electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE).
  • Level 1 charging is also an easy way to charge, using any compatible 120-volt wall power outlet. Use the required charging cord that comes with the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, plug in and fully charge your battery in twelve hours.*

When you need to charge on the road, there are over 36,000 EV charging stations conveniently located throughout the United States. With the HondaLink app and PlugShare, they're easy to find. For station-specific information, check out ChargePoint and EVgo stations near you.

HondaLink® App

Stay connected to your Clarity Plug-In Hybrid using your smartphone.

Take advantage of the many features of your car with the HondaLink® app. View your real-time charge level and remaining range, locate your car, pre-condition cabin temperature before your get in, and more.

The HondaLink® app includes StationFinder to help you locate the nearest approved EV station, and provides mapping directions to lead you there.

*Class based on non‑luxury midsized plug‑in hybrid sedan.

*47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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

*Consult a qualified electrician to determine your home charging options; dedicated circuit needed for Level 1 charging.

- MODELS & SPECS -

Plug-In Hybrid Features

Plug-In Hybrid includes the following features and more:

  • Honda Sensing®
  • Deceleration Selectors
  • 8-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • LED Headlights w/Auto High Beam
  • Honda LaneWatch™*
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines*
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Push Button Start
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®*
  • HondaLink®*
  • Apple CarPlay™* Integration
  • Android Auto™* Integration
  • Heated Front Seats
  • 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback with Center Armrest
  • USB Audio Interface*
  • Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode

Starting at $33,400

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Touring Features

Touring includes all features standard on Plug-In Hybrid, plus:

  • Remote Climate Pre-Conditioning
  • Leather-Trimmed Seating
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™*
  • Driver's Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment and Two-Position Memory
  • Front Passenger's Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment
  • Voice Recognition
  • Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode

Starting at $36,600

- AWARDS -

2018 KBB.com Best Buy Award

Electric/Hybrid Car

With a class-leading 47-mile all-electric range rating, seating for five, and Honda Sensing® standard, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has been named Best Buy of the Year among electric and hybrid cars according to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com.

Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

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- BROCHURE -

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