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2020 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Review

New 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid

2020 Honda
Accord Hybrid

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New 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$25,870 to $35,440
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$33,400 to $36,600
Invoice* $23,671 to $32,400 $32,029 to $35,090
MPG - City 48 N/A
MPG - Hwy 47 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Hybrid than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord Hybrid, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Accord Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Accord Hybrid and the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Accord Hybrid transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Honda Accord Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Accord Hybrid 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.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. The Honda Accord Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The Honda Accord Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.