2018 Honda Clarity

Introducing the 2018 Honda Clarity

The future has arrived with the new Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.  It combines the benefits of an electric vehicle, the range of a hybrid vehicle, the latest in technology and safety, along with comfort and style. The Clarity is sure to please. 

Comfort is Key

As you climb into the Clarity you will realize an abundance of space and quality materials. There is plenty of room to seat five adults comfortably. The interior trim is quite luxurious with leather-trimmed details, plant-derived bio-fabrics, ultra-suede inserts created through recycling technology, and faux wood details. Touring models also receive leather-trimmed seating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Cabin temperature can be customized to everyone's liking with dual-zone automatic climate control, and there are heated front seats for the cold days.

There is plenty of room for the things that you need to take with you too. The trunk has 15.5 cubic feet of cargo area, more than many of its competitors. The 60/40 split-folding back seats provide extra room when you need to haul larger items. There is an abundance of room for your everyday essentials as well with a large center console, center armrest storage, and unique pockets for your mobile devices.

Enjoy the Drive

The Clarity is a pleasure to drive. With its long wheelbase and wide stance, it provides a smooth, comfortable ride. Combined, the electric motor and VTEC gasoline engine gives you 212 horsepower and 232 ft-lb of torque at the ready, to get you off the line and up to speed promptly. 
If you would like to customize your drive, the Clarity offers three dynamic drive modes: Normal, Econ, and Sport, to fit your needs. An HV mode can also be selected with any mode so you can charge the battery for later all-electric use.

The Best of Both Worlds

Being a plug-in hybrid, the Clarity combines many of the benefits of an electric vehicle with the extended driving range of a traditional hybrid. With a 47 mile all-electric range, the longest all-electric range of all non-luxury midsize plug-in hybrid sedans,  you may not burn a drop of gas on your daily commute. For longer drives, the gas-powered engine will seamlessly take over once the electric battery is depleted, providing a total gas and electric combine range of 340 miles and 110 MPGe*. With the Clarity plug-in, you will be filling-up less and saving more. 

Recharging is Simple

Conveniently, the Clarity can be charged with a standard 120-volt outlet. For faster charges, you can use a 240-volt charger to recharge in 2.5-hours. Thousands of charging stations are also available for you to use all across the country, including one conveniently located at our store (Darling's Honda at 114 Sylvan Road in Bangor, Maine).
The Clarity also recharges while you drive: in HV Mode, it uses its gas engine and one of its electric motors to recharge the electric battery while cruising. Charging also occurs during regenerative braking any time you apply the brakes or lift you foot from the throttle.

The Latest Technology 

The Clarity is loaded with cutting edge technology. Here are some of the stand-out features:
  • HondaLink App - Using your smart phone or mobile device, you can view your cars estimated driving range, the cars battery charge status, and with the Touring package, you can even remotely set the cabins temperature with Climate Pre-Conditioning. 
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock - You can unlock, lock, and use the vehicle's push button start without taking the key out of your pocket.
  • 8-Inch Display Audio Touch Screen - Play music from your favorite source though the full, rich-sounding 8-speaker audio system with an 8-inch touch-screen display. Connectivity includes Bluetooth Streaming Audio, SiriusXM, and HD Radio. 
  • Infotainment - Connect your compatible phone using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for access to maps, music, messages, and more.
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System - Available with the Touring package, the navigation system features maps with 3D renderings and provides lane guidance and live search functionality.
Safety Comes Standard

The latest in Honda's safety technology, Honda Sensing, comes standard on every Clarity. Honda Sensing provides intelligent drivers assistance features and safety systems as extra protection for you and your passengers.  These features include:
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System - Provides help with braking the Clarity when an otherwise unavoidable collision with another vehicle is detected in front of you.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System - A small camera that senses road markers to alert you if you are about to leave the road, and it can take action to help prevent you from doing so.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow - helps to maintain a set following distance on the highway so you don't need to manually adjust your speed if the vehicle ahead of you slows.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System - Adjusts the steering to bring you back into the center of your lane if it detects that you are drifting out of your lane without signaling. 
  • Honda Lane Watch - live video of the passenger-side roadway will come up on the infotainment screen to show you what may be lurking in your blind spot
  • Rearview Camera - A Multi-angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines

Test Drive the Clarity Today!
If you are in the market for a hybrid vehicle, look no further. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is sure to fit your needs with great gas mileage, a comfortable ride, and the latest in technology. Stop into Darling's Honda at 114 Sylvan Road in Bangor today to see what makes the Clarity so great.

Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

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