The Honda Clarity Electric is sort of the awkward middle child of the largely identical Clarity trio of electrified cars. Nestled between the hydrogen fuel cell and plug-in hybrid variants is the automaker's fully electric large sedan. But with just 89 EPA estimated miles of cruising range, it's a bit of a tough sell compared to the rest of the current crop of electric cars, and even relative to its own hydrogen and hybrid siblings.
But the electric Honda isn't without its charms and its existence and scope says a lot about Honda's vision for clean mobility.
As implied by the name, the Honda Clarity Electric has a torquey electric motor hiding beneath its hood. Specifically, it's powered by a 120-kilowatt -- or about 161-horsepower -- electric motor producing 221 pound-feet of torque. That's technically a little less power than an Accord four-cylinder, but with much more torque. So, it should feel about as responsive off the line and around town the performance was nearly identical to that of the Clarity Fuel Cell.
The top-spec hybrid models are the best way to experience the 11th-gen Honda Accord and they're the only way to play with its new Google Built-In infotainment.
The unnamed vehicle will have a plug for charging so you don't have to rely on hydrogen so much.
This suite will include some degree of handsfree capability.
All-wheel drive is a $2,100 option on every trim where it isn't offered as standard equipment.
Thanks to some tasteful updates, the new Civic Type R remains the car to beat in its segment.
Honda's best-selling midsize sedan plays it close to the vest with its exterior design, but swings for the fences with its dashboard.
Honda is still invested in the sedan, unveiling the 11th-gen Accord powered by an updated hybrid powertrain or an efficient turbocharged motor.
The new TrailSport spec moves beyond soft-road posturing with functional upgrades, A/T tires and rock-bashing armor.