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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid vs 2018 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid vs 2018 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

We compared the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and the 2018 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid to help drivers that are looking to buy an efficient car. Plug-in hybrids (PHEV) have recently been taking the automotive industry by storm with being able to offer the best of both gasoline and all-electric driving. Both the Clarity PHEV and the Optima PHEV are top competitors in this market and it's easy to see why.

These two plug-in hybrids offer extremely efficient performances while still having many great amenities. For instance, both of these sedans have Bluetooth® connectivity, 12-volt DC power outlets, auto-dimming rearview mirrors and a spacious interior for 5 occupants. However, the Clarity PHEV does offer more cargo volume at 14.8 cubic feet, while the Optima PHEV only has 9.9 cubic feet available.

PHEV Specs

2018 Honda Clarity PHEV Base


2018 Kia Optima PHEV EX

47 miles   29 miles
44 / 40 MPG Gas-only MPG (CTY/HWY) 38 / 43 MPG
110 miles MPGe 103 miles
Full Charge in 2.5-hours 240-volt Charger Full Charge in 3-hours

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid available in Indianapolis, IN

One of the other bigger differences between the 2018 Optima PHEV and the 2018 Clarity PHEV is that there are two available trims for the Clarity. This allows the Clarity PHEV to have more variety in its standard and available features, unlike the Optima PHEV. Though, no matter which Clarity model you choose, you will have the intuitive Honda Sensing® technologies, push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control system and HondaLink®.

Some of the other standard features of the 2018 Clarity PHEV include:

  • SMS Text Message Function
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • Heated Front Seats
  • HomeLink® Remote System
  • And many more!

If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, you can stop in or contact us and we'll answer any of your questions.

man charging his 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV with text saying What is a Plug-in Hybrid?

What is a Plug-In Hybrid?

You hear it on the TV and you see it all over the Internet. Plug-In Hybrids are starting to become more and more popular as manufacturers improve upon its unique design and engineering. But, what is a Plug-In Hybrid vehicle?

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