2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

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Safety

Both the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid weighs 734 to 741 pounds more than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

There are over 24 percent more Honda dealers than there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s warranty.

Engine

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s 1.5 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid produces 73 more horsepower (212 vs. 139) than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s 1.6 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s maximum driving range in pure electric mode is 47 miles, 74% further than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s 27-mile range.

Transmission

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid:

 

Clarity

Ioniq

Front Rotors

12.3 inches

11 inches

Rear Rotors

12.2 inches

11.2 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has larger tires than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid (235/45R18 vs. 205/55R16).

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s standard 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has standard 18-inch wheels. Only 16-inch wheels are available on the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s wheelbase is 2 inches longer than on the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid (108.3 inches vs. 106.3 inches).

Passenger Space

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has 5.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid (101.5 vs. 96.2).

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has 2 inches more front hip room, 3.6 inches more front shoulder room, .5 inches more rear legroom, 2.7 inches more rear hip room and 2.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Ergonomics

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s standard passenger windows don’t open or close automatically. With the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s optional power windows, only the front windows open or close automatically.

If the windows are left open on the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Both the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid have standard heated front seats. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid also has standard heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Both the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

Recommendations

The Honda Clarity outsold the Hyundai Ioniq by 34% during 2018.

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