2021 Honda Clarity vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is more spacious and comfortable than the Chevy Volt ever was, and at 48 all-electric miles on a charge it offers almost double the range of the Toyota Prius Prime.

Honda now has a full range of hybrids, all with modern evolutions of the same two-motor hybrid system in the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (albeit without the plug-in range).

If you don’t have a place to charge, the Honda Insight and Accord Hybrid are both better looking and more responsive to drive.

There are both Electric and Plug-In Hybrid versions of the Hyundai Ioniq lineup, and while they’re more affordable they’re not as refined or comfortable.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 Honda Clarity lineup offers two quirky-looking ways to embrace the cleaner future—with all the comfort and features to forget that you’re treading lightly.
The 2021 Honda Insight is a remarkable hybrid commuter with impressive safety features for a low price.
More tech this year makes the 2021 Honda Accord a compelling buy, but the options can rack up.
The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq steps up the efficiency game with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric editions.
The 2021 Toyota Prius appeals to shoppers looking for a no-frills commuter that excels at fuel economy.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy54 MPG City / 60 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
SedanLX CVTLX 1.5T CVTBlue HatchbackL Eco (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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