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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Nissan Altima Review

New 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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New 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*
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$33,400 to $36,600
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$24,300 to $35,180
Invoice* $32,029 to $35,090 $22,650 to $32,769
MPG - City N/A 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy N/A 34 - 39
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
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Altima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Nissan Altima 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). The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Altima. 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 Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is a little wider than the Nissan Altima, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, 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 Nissan Altima, 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 Nissan Altima. 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 Nissan Altima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid as you will in the Nissan Altima.

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