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What you must know before buying the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - January 10, 2021
  • 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid on sale now
  • Lease: No promotional offers
  • Rebate: Up to $15,000 off (CA only)
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR + cash

New deals on the 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid:

The 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is available and has a few new offers. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the easiest to find in California. In other states, you may have to special order it.

Unlike the 89-mile Clarity Electric, which is only available to lease, you can purchase the plug-in hybrid. It's not the cheapest plug-in, but you get built-in tech like automatic emergency braking at no extra charge.

Current offers are available regionally and end March 1, 2021. The deals listed here are available in California and other zero-emissions states, as mentioned.

No promotional lease offers:

The 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid loses all promotional lease offers this month.

Plenty of cash incentives:

The 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, boasts a $5,000 ($2,000 increase) unadvertised dealer cash incentive in California and other zero-emissions states.

Remember, Honda passes its unadvertised cash incentives to its dealerships to do with as they please. They can pass it on to buyers to reduce pricing or pocket it for added profit. Because of this uncertainty, we suggest shopping around for the best deals.

This dealer cash offer is on top of the $1,000 California Clean Vehicle Rebate (CVRP) and $1,500 California Clean Fuel Reward (CCFR), giving it a total of up to $7,500 ($2,000 increase) off in California on the 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. The CVRP is a rebate that you will get after buying the vehicle, whereas the CCFR is a point-of-sale discount that you get when buying the vehicle.

The IRS will also offer a tax rebate of up to $7,500 on the Clarity. Combined with the tax rebate, the 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid's rebates total $15,000 for folks in California.

Low APR enhanced:

The 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid boasts two new two APR offers this month in California and other zero-emission states: 0.9% APR for 60 months or 1.9% for 72 months. These new offers replace last month's 1.9% for 60 months or 2.9% for 72 months.

Buyers can combine the 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid APR offers with the cash incentives below.

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2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Overview

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor

What's New

The 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid enters the new model year without any changes. With the death of the all-electric Clarity Electric last year, the plug-in hybrid variant is the only model in the lineup that can travel on electricity, albeit for just 48 miles.

While not as impressive as a fully-electric vehicle, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid continues to provide consumers with the best of both worlds – electric range when you can use it and gasoline for longer trips. While not the segment leader in any category, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is still plenty competitive in today’s electrified landscape.

Choosing Your Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is available in two trims: Plug-In Hybrid and Touring. Prices start at $34,355 including destination and go up to $37,555, which are identical to last year.

Engine Choices

All Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with an electric motor for a combined output of 212 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission helps send power to the front wheels. The electrified sedan also utilizes a 17-kWh battery pack and a 6.6-kW onbaord charger.

The EPA rates the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid to get 42 miles per gallon combined, or 110 miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). It can travel 48 miles on electricity and has a total range of 340 miles.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers seating for up to five passengers and 36.2 inches of rear leg room. The trunk is capable of holding 15.5 cubic feet of cargo.

Safety Features

Every Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes with Honda’s suite of driver assist safety features called Honda Sensing. It includes lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning.

Last year saw the introduction of an audible alert system when the vehicle is driving on electricity to help other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists hear the vehicle.


The base Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes with an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth, HD radio, satellite radio, an eight-speaker audio system, and two front USB ports. If you’re looking for a navigation system, voice recognition, or HD digital traffic, you have to move up to the Touring trim.

Plug-In Hybrid - From $34,355

The base Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes with a variety of standard features that help justify its relatively high price tag. Push button start, remote keyless entry, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror are standard. On the outside, it comes with automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Touring - From $37,555

For the extra money, the Touring adds perforated leather upholstery, navigation, a four-way power passenger seat, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

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With so many standard features, the base 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid makes the Touring a tough sell. The $3,200 difference between the two trims seems massive considering the few extra features you get for moving up. Additionally, with the same fuel economy figures throughout the lineup, the base plug-in hybrid model is the best bet for consumers looking for an efficient sedan with electrification.

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