Starting from last Friday, the brand-new 2020 Honda Clarity PHEV is available for purchase in the United States. No doubt, the Japanese company made an excellent vehicle. Clarity PHEV offers outstanding electric-only range, a spacious cabin, and a high level of comfort.
Furthermore, the Clarity PHEV will deliver by far the best refinement it the whole segment. The starting price for the base model remains the same – $33,400. The destination charge ($995) is included in that price.
All in all, the majority of the features will stay the same as in the previous model. Still, there will be few updates and improvements. One of the brand-new features is the addition of a modernized Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS).
This system will be enabled at low speeds and on electric power only. The AVAS’ primary purpose is to warn the pedestrians, as well as the other participants in the traffic. As a result, overall safety and awareness of pedestrians are increased.
2020 Honda Clarity PHEV Driving Range, Engine, and Fuel Economy
2020 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid generates 181 hp and 232 lb-ft. This power comes from the VTEC 1.5-liter 4-cylinder powertrain, in combination with a 17 kWh battery pack. The PHEV is capable of recharging in just two and a half hours, using a 240 volts outlet. The total output under the hood of Clarity’s two-motor hybrid engine is 212 hp.
The all-electric driving range rating is 47 miles, with a full charge, while the EPA fuel economy is 110 MPGe. Furthermore, if you were planning to go on longer journeys, the super-efficient 1.5-liter 4-cylinder drivetrain engages in generating electric energy fro the electric motor.
So, as a result, under certain situations, it might act as a direct power source. When Clarity works with a gasoline mill, it returns 44/40/42 mpg. The total drive range of 340 miles. Also, drivers can choose between Normal, Econ, and Sport Mode. The available mods customize even further their unique driving experience and maximize the performance of the vehicle.
On top of that, there’s an exceptional HV mode. This mode keeps the battery’s state of charge, and it can be used through all selected modes.
Configurations and Design
002 Honda Clarity PHEV offers two trim levels: the base, and the Touring version. The starting price of the Touring model is $37,550. But’ you’d be surprised how much of the standard equipment comes with the base model. You’ll find brand-new 8-inch infotainment with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity, heated front seats, keyless entry, and rain-sensing wipers. Also, the Honda Sensing package of active safety features is available as well.
On the other hand, the Touring adds perforated leather seats, leather steering wheel, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Furthermore, you’ll get navigation with charging infrastructure info, and Ultrasuede interior layout.
As for the exterior design, Clarity offers a clean and recognizable style. The remodeled body of the vehicle provides better aerodynamics while raising the overall impression of elegance and smoothness. Moreover, the long-wheelbase offers the maximum level of comfort in the cabin and excellent driving experience.
To conclude, 2020 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is a super-efficient and elegant vehicle, with outstanding interior features and fair price. Just a reminder, this vehicle is eligible for a federal tax rebate of up to $7,500.