2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vs. 2020 Porsche Taycan

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Safety

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Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the Clarity Fuel Cell deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Clarity Fuel Cell’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Taycan’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

Both the Clarity Fuel Cell and the Taycan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems and rearview cameras.

Warranty

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Honda’s powertrain warranty covers the Clarity Fuel Cell 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Porsche covers the Taycan. Any repair needed on the motor, fuel cell, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Taycan ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are almost 6 times as many Honda dealers as there are Porsche dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Clarity Fuel Cell’s warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Clarity Fuel Cell’s maximum driving range on a full tank of hydrogen is 360 miles, 79% further than the Taycan Turbo’s 201-mile range or almost twice as far as the Taycan Turbo S with its 192-mile range. After it exhausts its hydrogen, the Clarity Fuel Cell can then refuel in minutes, while the Taycan has to recharge for 22 minutes for only an 80% charge at a specially configured quick charge station not available in most areas. A full recharge at a conventional charging station can take up to 11 hours.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Clarity Fuel Cell has larger tires than the Taycan (235/45R18 vs. 225/55R19).

The Clarity Fuel Cell’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Taycan 4S’ standard 55 series front tires.

Chassis

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The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 650 to 1000 pounds less than the Porsche Taycan.

For excellent aerodynamics, the Clarity Fuel Cell has standard flush composite headlights. The Taycan has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Honda Clarity outsold the Porsche Taycan by almost 90 to one during 2019.

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