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2022 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2022 Honda
Accord

MSRP*: $26,520 to $38,450
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2021 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $33,400 to $36,600
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MPG - City 22 - 30 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 15.5 ft3
Engine
  • 192-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 252-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 212-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • Inline-4
Transmission 10-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive, Front-wheel
Horsepower 192 - 252 hp 103 - 212 hp
Exterior Length 196.1 in 192.7 in
Exterior Width 73.3 in 73.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 36.2 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord, drivers may find the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Honda Accord or the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Honda Accord is about the same width as the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. When looking at overall length, the Honda Accord takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Honda Accord has a significantly larger turning radius than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Accord has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Honda Accord does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Accord and the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.