|2019 Honda Insight||VS||2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid|
|1.5L 4-Cylinder||Engine||In-Line 4-Cylinder|
|55 city / 49 hwy*||Fuel Economy||44 city / 40 hwy (gasoline only)**|
|151 HP||Horsepower||103 HP|
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The 2019 Honda Insight and the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid complement one another. The two models give shoppers a true choice when it comes to excellent fuel economy. Honda has designed each to meet the needs of today’s drivers in a way that wasn’t possible just a few years ago. The Insight keeps things simple. It doesn't need to plug in. The gas mileage is so good that it will make you forget high gas prices. The Clarity does plug in, and it can run on electric power. The gas engine will serve as a backup for long trips.
With 30 more horses than the Toyota Prius, the Honda Insight definitely has the moves. Hybrid technology and a smart powertrain generate 151 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. It earns 55 mpg* when used in city driving. The Clarity is even more competitive. With electric-only power, it can go up to 89 miles**. The combined electric-hybrid powertrain generates 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. Dual electric motors create wheelspin, directing the action. While in motion, the battery can actually recharge itself. When relying on the engine, the Clarity earns 44 mpg city**. The EPA estimate is 110 mpg-equivalent**. To charge the vehicle, a regular 120-volt outlet can do the job overnight. A 240-volt outlet can charge it in 2.5 hours***.
Whether you pick the Insight or the Clarity, you'll find a spacious cabin that defies hybrid cliches. In fact, the Insight has best-in-class rear legroom to make your passengers happy. Both have sculpted seats for comfort and for maximized interior space. The Clarity has bio-fabric upholstery on its base edition. This green fabric is durable and long-lasting. The two hybrids defy another stereotype. They each have a sizable trunk, unlike some hybrid sedans, which sacrifice trunk space. The Insight provides 15.1 cu.ft. while the Clarity provides 15.5 cu.ft. of space.
The Insight and Clarity share a similar ACE safety structure. These models also share the Honda Sensing package. For the base price, shoppers drive away with the latest crash avoidance features. The lane keeper watches the car's trajectory and adjusts to keep you safely within the lines. A collision mitigation braking system reacts to a forward collision warning. Its goal is to shave seconds off of the stop, hopefully avoiding an accident. Honda's exclusive road departure system uses a steering assist and throttle reduction when it senses that the vehicle is leaving the pavement.
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* Based on 2019 EPA mpg 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.
** Based on 2018 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.
*** Charging time varies depending on conditions, such as the remaining battery level and the ambient temperature.