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The 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid features an award-winning combination of an excellent electric-only range, interior space and comfort, and unmatched driving refinement in its class. The 2020 Clarity PHEV brings with it all the elements that have made it a fixture among Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buys award winners since the vehicle was introduced three years ago.

What’s new for the 2020 model year? First is an updated Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) that functions whenever the car is operating at low speeds on electric power only (unless in Park). This tool enhances awareness for pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.

The 2020 Clarity PHEV received a 47 miles of all-electric driving range rating with a full charge and an EPA fuel economy rating of 110 MPGe. For longer trips, the hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder gas engine engages to generate electricity for the electric motor and, under certain conditions, to act as a direct power source. When using the gasoline engine, the Clarity received 44/40/42 MPG EPA fuel economy ratings (city/highway/combined), and a 340-mile EPA total driving range rating.

Drivers have the option to select between Normal, Econ and Sport to customize their driving experience. This allows them the opportunity to maximize efficiency or performance, while a special HV mode that maintains the battery’s state of charge which can be used in all modes.

The Clarity PHEV’s drive motor produces 181-horsepower and 232 lb.-ft. of torque. It draws power from electricity generated by the gasoline engine and from a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack, which recharges in just 2.5 hours at 240 volts. Total system output of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid powertrain is 212 horsepower.

The 2020 Honda Clarity PHEV comes standard with a Display Audio system with an 8-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. The vehicle also comes with pushbutton smart and keyless entry, heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, and the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. The Clarity Touring adds perforated leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, navigation with charging infrastructure information, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 2-position memory, and Ultrasude® interior trim.

Want to learn more about the 2020 Honda Clarity PHEV? Contact us today at Courtesy Palm Harbor Honda.

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