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2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Nissan Altima Review

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2021 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $33,400 to $36,600
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2021 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,550 to $34,250
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Invoice* $32,029 to $35,090 $22,790 to $31,904
MPG - City Info not available 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 34 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 15.5 ft3 Info not available
Engine 212-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas), Inline-4 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 188-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 236-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive, Front-wheel All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 103 - 212 hp 182 - 236 hp
Exterior Length 192.7 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 36.2 in
Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 38.0 - 39.2 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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. The Nissan Altima 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 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Altima.

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.

Handling
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing much better maneuverability 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.

Powertrain
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.

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.

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