2018 Honda Clarity: Who Says Three’s a Crowd?
The Honda Motor Company is no stranger to hybrid cars. The Honda Insight was the most fuel-efficient car in the world from 1999 ’til 2016 (a decade after it was discontinued), and many popular Honda models have hybrid counterparts. This year, three new Honda hybrid cars — each sharing the same nameplate, platform, and design features — join the lineup at Pacific Honda the 2018 Honda Clarity.
2018 Honda Clarity Electric
The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric has its own electric powertrain that puts out 161 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque. It is available in California and Oregon only. Here in California, it’s eligible for an HOV sticker, and also qualifies for the California Clean Vehicle Rebate. It offers the same driver comfort and convenience features listed in the models below.
2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
The 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is sui generis. Not only is it unlike any other fuel cell vehicle, it’s also unlike any other new Honda car. Its design, shared with the other two Honda clarity models, is sleek and eye-catching. Its technology and layout are based on decades’ worth of R&D, maximizing comfort as much as aerodynamics and efficiency. Its Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, coupled to a fixed single-speed direct-drive automatic transmission, provides instantaneous access to 174 horsepower and 221 lb-ft. of torque.
Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
Unlike the other models in the family, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will be available nationwide. It hasn’t reached the market yet, but we’re already excited for what’s in store. It has an impressive all-electric range, meaning that if you do a lot of local driving, it could be a long time before you see a gas pump again. It includes the Honda Sensing suite of safety features, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
It also features environmentally-conscious materials, full LED head and tail lights that offer exceptional illumination, and aerodynamic 18-inch alloy wheels.
Buying a 2018 Honda Clarity
Not all versions of the 2018 Honda Clarity are currently available at your San Diego Honda dealership, but they’re getting closer. For more information, we invite you to call 858-694-1000 or to visit the Pacific Honda showroom at 4761 Convoy St. in San Diego, CA. Once you’re here, we’ll help with any questions you may have, and you can get a closer look at the Honda Clarity EV.