For years, the Chevrolet Volt has led the pack of plug-in hybrid vehicles. However, as David Noland points out in a new article for Green Car Reports, the Volt finally has a challenger in the 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in. Both vehicles have high EPA ratings: both cars are rated at 42mpg overall in gas mode. For all electric range, the Volt is rated at 53 miles while the Clarity reaches 48 miles. In terms of horsepower and torque, the Clarity attains 181 hp and 232 lb-ft, while the Volt performs at 149hp and 298 lb-ft. Both models are priced in the thirty-four thousand range.
Noland, a long-time Volt owner, notes the Volt’s superiority in terms of regenerative braking and acceleration. However, the Clarity wins for interior space and styling. Read the full comparison.