2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Performance

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid performs in ways that few other automobiles can come close to. With an all-electric range of 47 miles, and a combined gas-electric range of up to 340 miles*, this Clarity model will be able to get Wisconsin’s drivers anywhere they need to go. What’s more, because it’s a Honda, you’ll be able to enjoy every minute you spend at the wheel. Whenone accounts for the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s fuel economy, horsepower, and torque in tandem, it isn’t hard to see why the writers at Kelley Blue Book have selected this vehicle as one of their Best Buy Award-winning electric and hybrid cars. Curious drivers can get a better sense of how the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid fits into Honda’s already-extensive array of high-efficiency vehicles by reading on.

Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Handling, Power, and Torque

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s drivetrain is truly a work of art! This system’s key components are its 1.5-Liter In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine, its AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor, its 6.6 kW On-Board 32-Amp Charger, its 17 kWh Lithium-Ion Battery, and its Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT). Once you have a sense of how each piece contributes to the whole, you’ll be able to experience the Clarity at its best.

  • 1.5-Liter In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine: This 4-cylinder engine may be on the smaller side, but it packs a punch. On its own, it’s capable of producing 103 hp @ 5500 RPM and 99 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 RPM. The engineers at Honda have worked to maximize the utility of this component by pairing it with a 16-Valve DOHC VTEC valve train.
  • AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor: This Electric motor is the heart and soul of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. It generates 181 hp and up to 232 lb.-ft. of torque. What’s more, this torque is accessible at just above 0 RPM, ensuring a more satisfying drive. When acting in tandem with the engine, the Clarity produces 212 Total System Horsepower.
  • Lithium-Ion Battery with On-Board Charging: The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is powered by a Lithium Ion Battery with a 17-kWh capacity. Its 6.6 kW Onboard 32-Amp Charger helps to keep the battery full while you’re on the road, and it also charges the vehicle when you’re plugged into a charging station.
  • Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission: In the Clarity’s drivetrain, the convenience of a Continuously Variable Transmission has been combined with electronic precision. This e-CVT has been designed with a built-in Sport Mode setting that you can access with the press of a button.
2018 Honda Clarity Plug In Hybrid Front Birds Eye View

2018 Honda Clarity Plug In Hybrid Fill Up

Go Further with the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid!

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s fuel economy is nothing short of extraordinary. Even when running only on gasoline, it sets a standard for efficiency that few other vehicles can match. The Clarity’s advantages only become more pronounced when electric power is added to the mix. Below, we’ve highlighted a number of Clarity Plug-In Hybrid features and tips that will help you make the most of this Hybrid’s impressive suite of drivetrain technologies.

  • Driving Modes: The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid can be driven in Normal, ECON, Sport, and HV performance modes. Each offers a unique combination of power, torque, and fuel economy, making the Clarity the perfect vehicle for commutes and road trips alike! Both the ECON and HV modes help to keep the Clarity running longer by using less fuel and recharging your battery as you drive, respectively.
  • HondaLink Connectivity: Drivers can improve the performance of their Clarity by taking advantage of the HondaLink app! This smartphone connectivity feature lets you view your battery levels and performance statistics even when you’re away from the wheel, and it can also help you find a charging station when you need one.
  • Recharging Your Battery: The Honda Clarity’s lithium ion battery can be refilled with either Level One or Level Two charging. Level One recharging requires that your Clarity be hooked up to a 120-volt power source for 12 hours, and most drivers will be able to access this level of energy at home. Level two charging stations are available at more than 30,000 locations nationwide, and you can also have one installed at your place of residence.
  • Deceleration Selectors: The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid uses the friction generated from your brakes to recharge your lithium ion battery while you’re travelling. A four-setting steering wheel-mounted deceleration selector lets you exercise control over how and to what extent your Clarity utilizes this energy.

Take this Honda for a Test Drive!

Wisconsin’s drivers can experience one of the finest hybrid vehicles available for themselves by scheduling a test drive at a Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealership near you, and you can find out what else it has to offer by opening up a dialogue with one of our experts. Start exploring our current offers today!

*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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Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
3285 S. Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI, 54904 United States
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers 43.9760815, -88.5833631.