Comparison: 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In vs 2019 Toyota Prius Prime

If you live in upstate New York and are looking for an eco-conscious vehicle, the below comparison of the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In and the 2019 Toyota Prius Prime will help educate you more about both of these highly efficient, midsize vehicles. The Honda Clarity is available at Friendly Honda in Poughkeepsie, so visit the dealership and see for yourself why the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In was voted the Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy for 2019 by Kelley Blue Book*.


2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In

The five-seater 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In is offered in a base and Touring trim and is powered by a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder VTEC® combined electric motor and gas engine connected to an e-CVT which generates 212-hp and 232 lb-ft of torque. The three drive modes, normal, ECON, and Sport, allow you to modify your drive while the deceleration selectors offer four intensity levels to personalize how much the hybrid battery charges during regenerative braking. The Clarity Plug-In will achieve an EPA-estimated 47-miles all-electric and a total of 340-miles combined**. The Honda high-voltage battery will attain a full charge in approximately 2.5 hours with a 240-volt charger or 12 hours with a 120-volt outlet.

2019 Toyota Prius Prime

The four-seater 2019 Toyota Prius Prime is available in Plus, Premium, and Advanced trim levels. Each of the three trim levels is equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder VVT-i paired with an e-CVT and front-wheel drivetrain.  A net power of 121-hp and 105 lb-ft of torque is generated with this plug-in hybrid powertrain. The driving mode options include EV for maximum efficiency, HV for the best combination of gas and electrical power, and EV Auto to select between EV and hybrid. Using a household outlet, the Prius Prime will charge in less than 5 ½ hours and will take a little over 2 hours to charge using a 240-volt charger.

Comfort and Technology

2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In

Plant-derived bio-fabrics and Ultrasuede®, which is created through recycling technology, are used in the interior of the Clarity Plug-In. Heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a versatile 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback are standard. Available perforated leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 8-way power adjustable driver’s- with 4-way power adjustable front passenger’s seats are available. Standard technology features include the HondaLink® infotainment system with an 8-inch touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® radio, an eight-speaker sound system, two USB ports, and Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®. The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ featuring 3D map renderings and voice recognition, as well as the HondaLink® app which allows you to remotely view your estimated driving range, check your battery charge status, and set your cabin temperature, are optional.

2019 Toyota Prius Prime

Standard are heated 6-way driver’s and 4-way front passenger’s adjustable seats, remote climate control, and 60/40-split fold-down rear seats. SofTex®-trimmed front seats, 8-way power-adjustable drivers’ seat, and heated steering wheel are optional. A 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen with split-screen display, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Bluetooth®, Entune® app suite for real-time information including traffic, weather, fuel prices and stocks, one USB port, and six-speaker audio system, come standard. Available are an 11.6-inch multimedia touch-screen, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, and map integration of available charging stations.


2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In

Starting at $33,400 MSRP***
Eligible for up to $7,500 federal tax credit

2019 Toyota Prius Prime

Starting at $27,350 MSRP
Eligible for up to $4,500 federal tax incentives

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** Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition and other factors.

*** Prices shown are Honda suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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