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2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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$539/mo
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What you must know before buying the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - November 7, 2020
  • 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is available
  • Up to $6,500 off (CA only, 2020)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
  • Lease: From $289/mo. (2020)

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is nearly sold out:

The 2020 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is nearly sold out, and its offers remain the same this month.

The 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is now arriving in showrooms, and it gains new APR offers this month.

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is 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 January 4, 2021. The deals listed here are available in California and other zero-emissions states, as mentioned. We could see some new offers on the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid around Black Friday.

Unadvertised incentive:

The 2020 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid boasts an unadvertised dealer cash incentive worth up to $6,500 off in California and other zero-emissions states.

As for the 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, it has a new $3,000 unadvertised dealer cash incentive in the same 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 $1,000 California Clean Vehicle Rebate (CVRP), giving it a total of up to $7,500 off in California on the 2020 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid or $4,00 off the 2021 model. The IRS will offer a tax rebate of up to $7,500 on the Clarity.

Low APR added to 2021 model:

The 2020 Clarity Plug-In continues with the same low APR offers this month: 1.9% APR for 60 months and 2.9% APR for 72 months. Unlike many other Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers, these financing deals are available nationwide.

The 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid gains two new APR offers this month: 1.9% for 60 months or 2.9% for 72 months.

Buyers can combine the 2020 and 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid APR offers with the dealer cash offers above.

Lease from $289 per month:

Honda offers promotional lease offers on the 2020 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid in zero-emission states only. The base 2020 Clarity Plug-In Base's 36-month lease offer runs for $289 per month with $2,799 due at signing.

With an effective monthly cost of $367, this deal is a good value for its MSRP.

There is also a new 36-month promotional lease offer on the 2020 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring. This lease runs $329 per month with $3,499 due at signing. With an effective monthly cost of $426, this is a good value relative to its MSRP.

The 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid gets its first promotional lease offers this month. These 36-month leases start from $359 per month with $2,999 due at signing on the base trim level. The Touring trim's promotional lease jumps to $399 per month with $3,699 due at signing. With effective monthly costs of $442-$502, these aren't good values relative to their MSRPs.

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Advertised Lease Deals

Base
$359Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,999
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $34,355
Deal Valid in: CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, RI, VT
Expiration: 1/4/21
Touring
$399Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $3,699
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $37,555
Deal Valid in: CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, RI, VT
Expiration: 1/4/21

This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.

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CarsDirectPricing as of 11/23/20 in 20149
MSRP
$34,355
Sales Price
$34,355
Cash Rebates
$0
Target Price
$34,355
Lease Estimate
$539/mo
Finance Estimate
$468/mo

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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.

Connectivity

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.

Compare Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Trims Side-By-Side

CarsDirect Tip

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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