2018 Honda Clarity vs 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Comparison
Specs at a Glance
2018 Honda Clarity vs 2018 Toyota Prius
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Plug-in hybrids are increasingly become the vehicle of choice. They offer great fuel economy, lower emissions, and some are also fun-to-drive. Two leading hybrids are the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in and the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime. Both can be quickly recharged with high-powered chargers, offer outstanding fuel mileage, and provide good acceleration thanks to the electric motor’s instantaneous torque. We invite you to drive both vehicles, because we’re confident you’ll find the Clarity to be a better car and a better value
The Clarity’s hybrid powerplant ties together of a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor that together output 212 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle provides four selectable drive modes: Econ, Normal, Sport and HV. The Prius Prime is equipped with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors, good for 121 horsepower and 105 lb-ft. Both vehicles come with a continuously variable automatic transmission in a forward-wheel drive configuration. However, the Honda has almost double the maximum EV driving range (47 vs 25 miles) and offers a larger federal tax credit ($7,500 vs $4,502).
The Clarity Plug-in sedan is a larger vehicle than the Prius Prime hatchback. On the outside, Clarity surpasses Prius Prime for wheelbase. length, width, height and tire size. The cabin of the Honda is seat’s five to the Toyota’s four, but still provides more rear legroom, as well as more front and rear hip and shoulder room. Clarity has extra total passenger space (101.5 vs 91.5 cubic feet).
When you examine the base models of the Clarity Plug-in and the Prius Prime, you discover several features that are standard on the Honda but not on the Toyota. These include Android Auto/Apple CarPlay integration, dual-zone climate control, variable assisted steering, floormats, trunk/tailgate power lock/unlock, universal garage door opener, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and remote trunk/tailgate release. If you like leather seats, be aware that only Clarity offers them.
You are invited to visit our Honda dealership and take a test-drive of the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. Our customer service geared to your satisfaction, so drop by today!