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2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2021 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $33,400 to $36,600
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Passat

2022 Volkswagen
Passat

MSRP*: $27,295 to $30,295
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MPG - City Info not available 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
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-4 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive, Front-wheel Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 103 - 212 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 192.7 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 36.2 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.8 in

*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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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 Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is a little wider than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 Volkswagen Passat. 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 Volkswagen Passat, 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 Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid than that of the Volkswagen Passat.