2021 Honda Clarity

Original MSRP Range
$33,400 - $58,490
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
68 - 68 MPG City / 67 - 67 MPG Hwy
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2021 Honda Clarity

What We Like

  • PHEV has great electric range
  • Roomy cabin
  • Upscale interior
  • Smooth, quiet ride

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Overview

How Much Does a 2021 Honda Clarity Cost?

The California-only Clarity Fuel Cell only has one trim while the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is available in two distinct trims in all 50 states; the base model and the more upscale Touring trim. The Fuel Cell model shares the same set of features as the PHEV Touring trim. The base Clarity Plug-In Hybrid ($33,400) comes pretty well-equipped with 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, proximity entry with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a cloth interior, heated front seats, an 8-inch Display Audio infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, SiriusXM satellite radio, and 8-speaker audio. It also comes with Honda Sensing, which is a safety tech suite that includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System, a Road Departure Mitigation System, a Lane-Keeping Assist System, and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow. Upgrade to the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring ($36,600) and enjoy a few extra luxuries like a leather interior, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, navigation, and remote climate conditioning with the HondaLink app. The Fuel Cell model ($58,490) shares the same set of features as the PHEV Touring trim. As of this writing, it’s available to lease in California for $379/month for 36 months with $2,878 due at signing.

Clarity Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan$58,490 / N/AHybrid / Fuel Cell17468 / 67AutomaticFWD
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Sedan$33,400 / $32,028Hybrid / Fuel Cell212N/AAutomaticFWD
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring Sedan$36,600 / $35,090Hybrid212N/AAutomaticFWD

Is the 2021 Honda Clarity a Safe Car?

As of this writing, the 2021 Honda Clarity has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA nor the IIHS. However, the Clarity Fuel Cell uses strong carbon fiber tanks for its fuel which are designed to withstand impacts. Every Honda Clarity comes standard with traction and stability control, a full complement of airbags, a backup camera, lane-keep assist, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and Honda LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring. It’s nice that these systems are present, but they’re getting to be a little outdated compared to more sophisticated safety tech systems on newer, more mainstream Honda models.
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components8 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2021 Honda Clarity vs the competition

2021 Toyota Mirai -- The hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai got a major redesign for 2021 which turned it into a premium sedan. It’s also switched from FWD to RWD making it unexpectedly sporty. The Mirai has a maximum range of 402 miles, which beats the Clarity Fuel Cell’s range of 360 miles. The Mirai is only available in California, but unlike the Clarity Fuel Cell, you can buy a Mirai rather than being lease-only. With a lower starting price, longer range, and the option to buy it rather than just lease, the Mirai is an overall better fuel cell vehicle than the Clarity Fuel Cell. 2021 Hyundai Nexo -- The Hyundai Nexo is the only hydrogen fuel cell SUV on the market and boasts a 380-mile. It’s practical for everyday driving, as long as the fuel cell life fits your lifestyle. It also has the distinction of doubling as a generator that can power household items which could prove useful in an emergency. Pricing of the Nexo is very similar to the Clarity Fuel Cell. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime -- The Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid hatchback has a nice list of standard features and a smooth, composed ride. Its all-electric range of 25 miles might not sound very impressive, but it’s actually more efficient than the Clarity with a 133 MPGe rating and a 640-mile total range. 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid -- The midsize Honda Accord Hybrid sedan is a conventional hybrid that cannot run on electricity alone, but according to EPA estimates, the annual fuel costs of the Accord Hybrid and Clarity PHEV are almost identical. That’s because the Accord Hybrid is more efficient than a Clarity with a dead battery. The Accord Hybrid is also more affordable than the Clarity by a considerable margin. 2021 Tesla Model 3 -- The lower-end models of the Tesla Model 3 are priced similarly to the Clarity PHEV Touring model. The Model 3 is one of the best EVs on the market with engaging performance, tons of high-tech features, and an unbelievable range of up to 353 miles. Used Chevrolet Volt -- The Chevy Volt was the first mass-market plug-in hybrid car, but was discontinued after two generations. A used second-generation Volt presents an excellent hybrid value with a 53-mile all-electric range and a gas engine as backup to eliminate range anxiety. Used Tesla Model S -- The flagship Tesla sedan is getting pretty abundant on the used market, especially if you live in an area where EVs are popular. Get the performance, technology, and excellent range that the Tesla brand has built a reputation for without breaking the bank.

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