It’s no secret that Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach (or, you know, all California cities) are pretty eco-conscious. Which is probably why the 2017 Honda Clarity has burst onto the scene with so much interest surrounding it.
Of course, when choosing your Honda Clarity, you’ll have three different trim levels to choose from. What changes between them? Well, you can check out this article by the Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos team to find out.
Three Different Honda Clarity Trim Levels
If you’re wondering how the three Honda Clarity trim levels truly differ, the answer is in powertrain. While they do share other technologies and designs, their powertrains (and thus their fuel efficiency) alter from trim to trim.
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is largely considered to be the Clarity flagship. See, while Honda did not invent the fuel cell themselves, they’ve managed to perfect its automotive implementation.
Whereas other brands might put the fuel cell in the trunk or cabin, Honda has managed to make one small enough to fit under the hood, thus granting the Clarity five passenger seating.
The fuel cell safely uses hydrogen to power your vehicle, generating its own on-demand electricity with zero emissions. In total, the Clarity Fuel Cell has a roughly 366-mile range with just five minutes of refueling.1 That’s efficient and quick!
Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
Hybrid cars have been around for some time now, though they still haven’t garnered nearly as much popularity as the standard gasoline powered car. These cars blend a traditional engine with an electric motor with a battery. This outfit allows for part-time all-electric driving capability.
With the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, you’ll be able to drive efficiently for long distances, recharging from a power outlet when things get low. In total, you should have a 47-mile all-electric range.2
Honda Clarity Battery Electric
The Honda Clarity Battery Electric trim level tends to fall somewhere in between the hybrid and the fuel cell. While this vehicle doesn’t employ any hydrogen, it does run entirely on the electric stored in its batteries—once again, to be recharged via power outlet.
The standard electric range for the Clarity Battery Electric is roughly 89 miles,3 with a recharge time of 1-10 hours. Ultimately, that is all without any emissions!
Standard Features Across All Honda Clarity Trim Levels
Despite their powertrain differences, the Clarity trim levels seem to share the majority of all other features. For instance, each comes with a robust entertainment system featuring an 8-inch touchscreen, 12 speakers, full mobile integration, and satellite-linked navigation.
As for safety, the intuitive Honda Sensing® also comes standard in these trims. This suite utilizes sensors and cameras to monitor and react to the road for you.
Get to Know the Honda Clarity Trim Levels a Little Bit Better
While the 2017 Honda Clarity isn’t available in all U.S. states, they seem to be readily available in California. Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach drivers can experience them firsthand by contacting our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos. Contact us today for more information!
1 Based on 2017 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving condition, and other factors.
2 Based on 2018 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.
3 Based on 2017 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.