MPG

Prius Prime

Electricity (MPGe)

Electric Motor

145 city/121 hwy

Gasoline

1.8 4-cyl. Hybrid

55 city/53 hwy

Clarity

Electricity (MPGe)

Electric Motor

117 city/102 hwy

Gasoline

1.5 4-cyl. Hybrid

44 city/40 hwy

The Prius Prime has 4.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (11.4 vs. 7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Prius Prime stops shorter than the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid:

Prius

Clarity

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

131 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

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The Prius Prime has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

The Prius Prime’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (55.5% to 44.5%) than the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s (57% to 43%). This gives the Prius Prime more stable handling and braking.

The Prius Prime LE handles at .79 G’s, while the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Prius Prime’s turning circle is 5 feet tighter than the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s (33.4 feet vs. 38.4 feet).

Chassis

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The Toyota Prius Prime may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 700 pounds less than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

The Prius Prime is 9.8 inches shorter than the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, making the Prius Prime easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the Prius Prime uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Prius Prime has .3 inches more front headroom, 1 inch more front legroom and .1 inches more rear headroom than the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Cargo Capacity

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The Prius Prime has a much larger cargo volume than the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (19.8 vs. 15.5 cubic feet).

To allow full utilization of available cargo room, the Prius Prime’s hatch uses gas strut supported hinges that don’t intrude into the cargo area. Its intrusive beam hinge reduces the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s useful trunk space.

Ergonomics

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The Prius Prime Limited has a standard heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Prius Prime Limited’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Prius Prime detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

On extremely cold winter days, the Prius Prime Limited’s standard heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Prius Prime Limited’s Intelligent Parking Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports? recommends the Toyota Prius Prime, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid isn't recommended.

The Toyota Prius outsold the Honda Clarity by over four to one during 2018.

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