Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs Toyota Prius Prime

July 26th, 2018 by

Clarity vs Prius

Multiple vehicles make up the plug-in hybrid segment. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime compares two vehicles in the popular plug-in hybrid class.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid VS* 2018 Toyota Prius Prime
212 Total Net Horsepower 121
231 pound-feet Total Net Torque 105 pound-feet
47 miles Max EV Driving Range* 25 miles
5 Seating Capacity 4

Honda Clarity Engine and Interior

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Power System

The power-train of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is made up of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The system produces net performance ratings of 212 horsepower and 231 pound-feet of torque. The system powering the Toyota Prius Prime produces net performance ratings of 121 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque.

The 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers multiple drive modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive. When set in the EV Drive mode, the car operates under all-electric power. The electric motor and battery system deliver a maximum EV driving range of 47 miles.* The maximum EV range of the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime checks in at 25 miles.

Read More: Learn more about the features and systems offered on the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

The Honda Clarity’s Hybrid Drive mode sets the car to function as a hybrid car, utilizing both the gasoline engine and electric system. Engine Drive engages when the car is cruising at medium to high speeds. The gasoline engine begins sending power directly to the wheels of the car.

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is available here at Bianchi Honda in Erie, PA. Our inventory can be viewed here on the Bianchi Honda website.

*Ratings determined by 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.