After years of struggles and missteps, Honda has finally figured out the electrified vehicle thing. The Japanese automaker now offers six impressive electrified models, including this 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Although plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) remain a very small percentage of new car sales, they’re an important business for automakers around the world. Even luxury automakers like BMW, Porsche, and Volvo are offering plug-in versions of their sedans and SUVs, and the technology is developing quickly. Plug-in hybrids now offer more range, better driving characteristics, and more affordable pricing than ever before.
The advancements have also created more competition, giving plug-in hybrid buyers more vehicles from more manufacturers to choose from. The 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s list of competitors includes the Chevrolet Volt, the Hyundai Ionic, the Kia Niro, and the Toyota Prius Prime.