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Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. Toyota Prius

When comparing the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid to the Toyota Prius, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Toyota Prius has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid versus the Toyota Prius, the Toyota Prius is a better car than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid versus Toyota Prius Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid ranges from $24,887 to $34,498 while a used Toyota Prius from the same model year range is priced between $23,900 to $35,866.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s base engine makes 212 horsepower, and the Toyota Prius base engine makes 121 horsepower. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 42 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 327 miles. The Prius is rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 565 miles. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid uses electricity, regular unleaded, and the Prius uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, and trunk space. The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, a hybrid midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Toyota Prius has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2022 Toyota Prius

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$24,887 - $34,498

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,672 - $36,076

Used Asking Price:

$23,900 - $35,866

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

Base, Touring

Trim Levels

L Eco, LE, XLE, Limited, Nightshade, LE AWD-e, XLE AWD-e, Nightshade AWD-e

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

212 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

121 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.040 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

44 / 40 / 42

Range (city/hwy):

355 / 327 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity, Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

54 / 50 / 52

Range (city/hwy):

610 / 565 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Cargo Space:

15.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

101.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53 inches

Cargo Space:

27.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

120.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4052 lbs

Width:

73.9 inches

Height:

58.2 inches

Length:

192.7 inches

Wheelbase:

108.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3010 lbs

Width:

69.3 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

180 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P195/65R15