The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is a remarkable sedan. Using an innovative electric motor and hybrid engine combination system, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid can operate solely on electric power before turning to an efficient hybrid engine. But the Clarity isn’t just “ultra-efficient,” as Kelley Blue Book notes, it also includes all the comforts, safety, and technology that drivers expect from a sedan. With a long list of both passive and active features, as well as driver-assistive technology, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is looks towards the future and is bringing drivers along.
The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid makes safety a top-priority. And that safety starts at the very beginning with the Clarity’s body structure. Honda’s innovative and exclusive Advance Compatibility Engineering, or ACE, Body Structure utilizes a network of frame structures to absorb crash energy and distribute it away from the occupants inside the cabin. It also minimizes the amount of force transferred back to the other vehicle involved, keeping everyone on the road safer.
The passive safety features on the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid make up an extensive list of vital equipment that work to keep everyone safe inside the cabin. These features may go on unnoticed at first glance, but are there for you when you need them most.
Advanced Front Airbags
Driver’s Knee Airbag
SmartVent Front Side Airbags
Side Curtian Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Sat Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
Safety meets performance with a list of active safety features that help the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid perform optimally through inclement weather or less-than-ideal road conditions. These features help the Clarity keep good tractive control with the road, come to a complete stop more quickly in an emergency braking situation, and ensures the Clarity is clearly visible to other drivers on the road.
Vehicle Stability Assist with traction Control
Anti-Lock Braking System
Electronic Brake Distribution
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
LED Daytime Running Lights
Every model of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes equipped with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera that allows driver to check their surroundings before backing up. And with dynamic guidelines, drivers can maneuver in and out of tight spaces with ease. The camera comes with three different views to choose from, each offering an optimal angle for different driving situations.
Normal View – Check the surroundings of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and make sure the path is clear before reversing.
Wide View – Offers drivers a wider angle to see vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists that may be approaching the rear.
Top-Down View – This is particularly helpful when parallel parking.
A small camera is mounted onto the passenger side mirror and displays a live video feed of activity going on in the driver’s blind spot. The video displays on the 8-inch audio touchscreen inside the cabin when a right lane change is signaled and allows drivers to see up to four times more than using the mirrors alone.
Honda Sensing is a suite of driver-assistive technology design to help drivers see more, do more, and drive more safely on the road. The package comes standard on every model of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and includes warning, prevention, and mitigation systems such as:
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Departure Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Road Departure Mitigation System
Lane Keeping Assist System
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
The Clarity integrates even more features geared toward safety, from security systems and convenient automatic locks for when you walk away from the Clarity when parked, to hands-free technology that allows drivers to stay connected to devices safely without having to take their hands off the wheel.
Security System with Remote Entry
Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition
SMS Text Message Function
Find out more information on the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid by contacting us or visiting your nearest West Michigan Honda Dealer. Explore current offers and sit behind the wheel with a test drive today.