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2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review

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2021 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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MSRP*
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$33,400 to $36,600
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$33,650 to $35,650
Invoice* $32,029 to $35,090 $31,631 to $33,511
MPG - City N/A 25
MPG - Hwy N/A 34 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class in the front seats.

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 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid or the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Drivetrain
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.