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Compare the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid & the 2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid

Honda offers several electrified vehicles, including the 2018 Accord Hybrid and the 2018 Clarity Plugin Hybrid (PHEV). They are both midsize sedans with four doors and seating for five. Aside from their different powertrains, both vehicles offer similar features, comfort, and convenience. We urge you to test-drive both – one is likely to be the perfect choice for your lifestyle. You might also be wondering, what standard features are included in these models – here's our answer: We buy cars because we need to go somewhere every once and a while and walking sucks. But we keep our cars for the standard features! Luckily, the 2018 Clarity PHEV doesn't hold out on Chicago, IL drivers. With its 8-way power driver seat with dual memory settings, unique full-LED headlights and taillights, and Honda satellite-linked navigation system, the Clarity is ready to go. The Accord Hybrid also offers some valuable features, including 17" alloy wheels, LED low-beam headlights, and a 7" display with Bluetooth technology attached!

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Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Clarity Hybrid

MSRP

Honda Accord Hybrid
$25,100
Starting MSRP*

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
$33,400
Starting MSRP*

Performance

In-Line 4-Cylinder
143 @ 6200 rpm

In-Line 4-Cylinder
103 @ 5500 rpm (CVT)

Fuel Economy

47/47/47
City/Highway/Combined
(Continuously Variable Transmission)

44/40/42
City/Highway/Combined
(Gasoline-Only)

Passenger Space

Honda Accord Hybrid 
105.6 cu. ft.

Honda Clarity Plug-In 
101.5 cu. ft.

Cargo Space

16.7 cu. ft.

15.5 cu. ft.

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™

Standard on: Touring Availble on: Touring

Standard: Touring

Android Auto™ Integration

Standard on: Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring

Standard on: Plug-In and Touring

Apple CarPlay™ Integration

Standard on: Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring

Standard: Plug-In and Touring

Advanced Available Features

  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback
  • Honda Sensing® suite of safety
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • 18" hybrid aerodynamic wheels
  • LED headlights with auto-on/off
  • SmartVent® front side airbags
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • LED Daytime Running Lights and turn indicators
  • Push button start
  • Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
  • 212 Total System Horsepower
  • 2.0-Liter, 3rd-Generation, Two-Motor Hybrid Powertrain
  • Honda Sensing® Suite of Safety and Driver-Assistive Features
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • LED Brake Lights & Integrated LED Light Bars
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System

Which Performance is Better?

So, you want to know more about Honda performance. There are a few things to take into consideration when you're comparing vehicles like the Accord Hybrid and the Honda Clarity Hybrid in Highland Park, IL. For instance, the total output of the Accord's 2.0-liter I-4 Atkinson-cycle engine is around 212--hp with 232 lb-ft of torque. The Hybrid travels in EV mode and uses less gas before switching over to Hybrid mode, which is fantastic. If the battery life begins to deplete, the engine will take over and handle the driving power.

With the Clarity, things work differently. The Clarity PHEV comes clad with dual electric motors, one which serves as a generator while the other operates typically. The Clarity's 1.5-liter I-4 Atkinson-cycle engine works well while the larger motor offers a whopping 181-hp with 232 lb-ft of torque. In comparison to the Accord Hybrid, the Clarity PHEV is in favor with its rechargeable battery pack. However, both models offer regenerative braking for battery power.

Do They Both Have Honda Sensing Safety Features?

are standard on both the 2018 Accord Hybrid and the 2018 Clarity PHEV. Why would anyone want Honda Sensing Safety technology anyway? To put it simply, Honda Sensing is a fantastic all-around suite of technology. With Honda's driver-assisting technology drivers have access to features like adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, lane-departure warning and mitigation, traffic-sign recognition, collision-mitigation braking, and low-speed follow!

We invite you to visit our Honda dealership to test-drive the Accord Hybrid and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid when available. You’ll appreciate our excellent customer service, where your satisfaction is our top goal.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT and Touring 1.5T trims. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

*Ratings determined by the EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

**Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.


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