2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Performance Specs

When it comes to efficient performance, there’s no automobile quite like the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. The Clarity may be new to the market, but there’s at least one thing this model has in common with the rest of Honda’s hybrid lineup. The Clarity’s exceptional fuel economy leaves very little to be desired, and this should help Milwaukee’s drivers get more enjoyment out of every moment they spend behind the wheel! As the writers at Kelley Blue Book have stated, everything about this Plug-In Hybrid’s drivetrain “works seamlessly and intuitively”! Pricing for the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid baseline trim is $33,400 MSRP*, and the upscale Touring trim is priced at $36,600 MSRP*.

Honda Clarity Range, Fuel Economy, and Charging

Getting from A to B has never been so satisfying. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is designed to run on gasoline power and electric power simultaneously or individually, and when you’re at the wheel, you’ll be able to take advantage of its 340-mile hybrid range and its 47-mile EPA All-Electric Range**. Your range will vary depending on the outdoor conditions and the way you drive, but the Clarity has been equipped with numerous tools and technologies that can help you get the most out of your drivetrain.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug In Hybrid driving down the highway

Deceleration Sensors: The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has been equipped with a 6.6 kW Onboard 32-Amp Charger, and whenever you press on your brakes, the resulting friction will be used to regenerate the capacity of your battery. A steering wheel-mounted setting changer allows you to easily alter the rate at which this technology captures energy.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug In Hybrid Transmission

Eco-Coaching and Driving Modes: When you’re seated at the helm of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, you’ll be able to switch between Normal, ECON, Sport, and HV Modes with buttons located near the center console. HV Mode increases the amount of energy your Clarity devotes to recharging your motor, significantly extending its all-electric range.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug In Hybrid plugged in outside the house

Recharging Your Battery: Most drivers will be able to charge the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In right at home! With a 240-volt outlet (Level 2 charging), you’ll be able to get a full charge on your Clarity’s battery in as little as 2.5 hours! Even with a 120-volt outlet (Level 1 charging), you’ll still be able to charge up your Clarity’s lithium ion battery in 12 hours, overnight. Drivers can install a Level 2 Charging station at their home, or otherwise access Level 2 Charging at more than 30,000 locations across the U.S.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug In Cell Phone Integration

HondaLink: The HondaLink smartphone app becomes even more useful when you connect it with the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. When paired with most vehicles, it provides parking location reminders, scheduled service updates, and a wide variety of other useful information. In the Clarity, it also keeps track of your battery levels and can help you locate charging stations whenever necessary.

Engine, Motor, and Drivetrain Specifications



1.5-Liter In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine

103 @ 5500 RPM

99 @ 5000 RPM
AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor

181 @ 5000-6000 RPM

232 @ 0-2000 RPM
Total System Measurements



Efficiency isn’t the 2018 Honda Clarity’s only strong point. Every Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes equipped with a 1.5-Liter In-Line 4-Cylinder VTEC Engine, an AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor, a 17-kilowatt Lithium Ion Battery, and an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission. As the table above shows, although the responsibility for powering the Clarity is split up between the engine and the electronic motor, it’s the latter which plays the leading role. What’s more, the torque generated by the latter is instantly available, at just above 0 RPM. As a result, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid accelerates rapidly, and handles just as well as the Accord.

Test Drive the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid!

The performance of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid makes it a great choice for Milwaukee’s drivers, and now it’s available to test drive. Curious drivers can learn more about the Honda Clarity’s range and fuel economy by getting in touch with one of the expert representatives at your local Honda dealership. Those who take the time to explore our current offers and opportunities will be able to drive the Clarity home for an unbeatable price. Start a conversation with us today!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 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 MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
6141 S 27th St
Greenfield, WI, 53221 United States
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers 42.932103, -87.950903.