2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Looking for a cost-effective eco car? Hyundai first launched its first standard Ioniq hybrid in 2016 and since then, the car has been quietly establishing itself as one of the most eco-friendly cars in the world. Apart from the fact that the Ioniq Plug-in hybrid combines a pure electric range with a back-up petrol engine, it has other features that put it in the same class as luxury cars. The most sought after plug-in hybrids include the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid and the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in hybrid. These two cars have amazing features designed to meet the needs of modern drivers. However, when you compare the two cars, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in hybrid emerges on top. Let’s find out why.

Design & Style

The 2018 Ioniq Plug-in has been described by car enthusiasts to have a design that is attractive as its technology. The 2018 Ioniq has been fitted with leather seating surfaces that provide an added element of luxury. The 2018 Clarity Plug-in is also fitted with comfortable seating surfaces. However, when it comes to passenger and cargo room, the design on the Ioniq Plug-in offers more interior volume than the Clarity Plug-in. The interior of the 2018 Ioniq Plug-in is feature-packed which makes the car feel more like a smartphone than the traditional interior of an automobile. Both cars have an excellent finish on the exterior although the Clarity Plug-in has a look that seems like its cramped and tight inside.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to plug-in hybrid vehicles, you can expect them to have high tech features like antilock braking systems, multiple airbags, center consoles with touch screens and traction control. Both the Ioniq Plug-in and the Clarity Plug-in have high tech equipment. The safety systems in the 2018 Ioniq Plug-in have been improved to include the latest technology. The smart control cruise in the Ioniq detects vehicles ahead in the driver’s lane and automatically slows down the car to maintain a safe distance without the driver’s input. This puts the Ioniq Plug-in hybrid ahead of the Clarity Plug-in in terms of safety.


The power output of the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in is rated very high compared to the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in. Hyundai has done well in making the Ioniq Plug-in smooth. The motor design of the Honda Clarity and the conventional transmission limits this car making it feel slower. Overall, the Ioniq Plug-in offers drivers a smooth and comfortable ride for long distances without having to use too much energy.

The Bottom Line

In summary, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in has proved to be the better hybrid in the market today. The Honda Clarity Plug-in on the other hand also has good features but it cannot match the Ioniq in terms of design, technology, safety and performance.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
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