Hi Greenmode. I looked at the Prius Prime and and the Kia Optima PHEV. Also thought about the BMV and Benz PHEVs for more creature comforts, but none had the range of the Clarity and I was happiest with this. Now, the real competition for me was the Tesla Model 3, as I traded in my 2013 Model S. But, I had more disposable income five years ago when I got that car. I just couldn't justify the $30-$35K more for the Model 3, and the Clarity is a really nice car, even though I know they really aren't usually compared!