2020 Honda Clarity Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Honda Clarity Review Ann Arbor Michigan

Honda Clarity

Key Features

  • Starting at $34,355 MSRP*
  • Possible Federal Tax Credit up to $7,500** along with other state incentives
  • 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, electric motor with 212 HP & 47-mile EV mode driving-range rating***
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock and push button start
  • 8-inch Display Audio with high-resolution touch-screen and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features
  • Optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines

The Honda Clarity is no longer available

The Honda Clarity is no longer available at Germain Honda of Ann Arbor. Please learn more about the other car in the Honda Hybrid lineup – The Honda Insight.

About the 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

The 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid delivers the outstanding efficiency from a zero-emission vehicle along with the freedom and flexibility of a gasoline engine. Plug-in and charge up for your commute and drive solely with electric power or tap into the gas-powered engine for longer trips. Spend less time and the pump and worry less about range-anxiety with a 47-mile all-electric range and 340-mile combined range. Additionally, Clarity Plug-In Hybrid owners could be eligible to receive up to a $7,500 federal tax credit and other state incentives.**

With the spaciousness and comfort of a midsize sedan, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes standard with impressive amenities. Standard Apple CarPlay / Android Auto smartphone integration, HomeLink® remote system, and heated front seats are highlights of the sophisticated interior of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. The Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features and advanced technology help inspire confidence behind the wheel.

What the Critics Say

“Power comes on cleanly, evenly and carries the Clarity smoothly to its destination, and the brake feel is natural. Push past the detent in the accelerator pedal and you can force the engine to kick to help the electric motor. On any road, the last thing you’ll complain about is the ride quality — this is another case where Honda = comfortable.” — Kelley Blue Book
Think of the Clarity Plug-in as a roomy, luxurious, reasonably peppy (0-60 mph in around 7.5 seconds) electric car, but without the range anxiety. It will go 340 miles on one tank of gas and one charge, whereupon you can just refill the gas tank and be on your way, the Clarity functioning as a conventional hybrid with an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in combined rating.” — NY Daily News

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Features

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Charging

Plug-In Hybrid Efficiency — Get the Best of Both Worlds

Using a home charging outlet or dedicated charging station, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid requires just 2.5 hours to fully charge with a 240V charger or 12 with a 120V charger. When fully charged, you can cruise in style using purely electric power thanks to a 47-mille all-electric range rating and zero emissions. Range anxiety is a thing of the past with the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid thanks to a 340-mile combined range rating along with a 110-mile combined MPGe rating.

Tailor your drive to suit your individual preferences with dedicated drive mode settings including Normal, ECON, and Sport modes. Using HV mode, charging is optimized and up to 50% of the all-electric range can be regenerated. To help charge the hybrid battery, Deceleration Selectors deliver four intensity levels to customize regenerative braking levels. Additional ownership benefits provided by the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid include access to HOV-eligible lanes, state tax incentives, and eligibility for a $7,500 federal tax credit.**

Sleek Styling

Aerodynamically chiseled to achieve greater efficiency, the sleek styling of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is both impressive and functional. For additional comfort and refinement as you drive, the meticulously crafted body shape streamlines airflow below the vehicle, across the sides, and over the top. Standard 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels are engineered to improve brake cooling and include specialized tires to help optimize efficiency. To minimize air turbulence, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid features a rear tire cover alone with an air curtain duct. Complementing the dynamic styling, full LED headlights and taillights provide outstanding visibility.

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Styling

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Tech-Focused Interior

Inside the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, eco-conscious drivers are sure to be impressed by the spacious interior with innovative technology found throughout. Plant-derived bio fabrics and ultra-suede created through recycling technology combine to create comfortable seating. Drivers and passengers alike can individually personalize their climate with Heated Front Seats, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, and Hondalink® Climate Pre-Conditioning. With plenty of smart storage pockets, 15.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats — the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has the versatility to take on your next adventure.

Remotely view your battery charge status, check your estimated driving range, and even set your desired cabin temperature with the Hondalink® App. The standard 8-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen allows you to swipe, touch, and pinch your way through your favorite media. Reach your destination with confidence using the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System which includes 3D map renderings and live search functionality. Giving you peace of mind behind the wheel, the standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies includes Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Lane Keeping Assist.

Trims & Specs

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Plug-In Hybrid

  • Starting at $34,355 MSRP*
  • LED Headlights w/Auto High Beam
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Smartphone Integration
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock® and Push Button Start
  • 8-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and USB Interface

2020 Honda Clarity Touring


  • Starting at $37,555 MSRP*
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Leather-Trimmed Seating and Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Remote Climate Pre-Conditioning
  • Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment and Two-Position Memory
  • Voice Recognition

Order Your Honda Clarity PHEV:

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Owning a Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes with many benefits. Owners are eligible for up to a $7,500 tax credit through federal tax credit programs, and several states and localities provide further benefits like purchase and lease incentives, charger rebates, and free parking. Make sure to check with a tax or financial advisor to confirm your eligibility for these benefits and learn more about available rebates in your state. State rebates and eligibility for HOV access and special parking depend on your state and local rules. State and local rules may change in the future to limit rebates and/or eligibility. For California residents, the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) sticker can be applied for through the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Once installed, you may use designated HOV lanes, even if you’re driving alone. Stickers valid through January 1, 2023.

*** 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. Based on 2020 EPA ratings. 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.