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2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Subaru WRX STI Review

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2021 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $33,400 to $36,600
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Picture of the 2021 Subaru WRX STI

2021 Subaru
WRX STI

MSRP*: $37,245 to $41,945
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Invoice* $32,029 to $35,090 $35,192 to $39,564
MPG - City Info not available 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 15.5 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Continuously Variable Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 103 hp 310 hp
Exterior Length 192.7 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 36.2 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru WRX STI. The Subaru WRX STI 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru WRX STI. 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 Subaru WRX STI.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is much wider than the Subaru WRX STI, 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 Subaru WRX STI.

Handling
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX STI, 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 Subaru WRX STI. 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 Subaru WRX STI, 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 Subaru WRX STI. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX STI.

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