2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid | NewCars.com

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2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

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2021 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$33,400 to $36,600
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$27,750 to $35,300
Invoice* $32,029 to $35,090 $26,460 to $33,655
MPG - City N/A 45 - 50
MPG - Hwy N/A 51 - 54
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

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). The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Sonata 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 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has much less torque than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid as you will in the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.