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Hello All. After having done some research here, I bought a 2018 Clarity Touring PHEV. I'm still getting used to the car. It's my first non-ice vehicle. Pulling out of the garage in complete silence is still a little weird for me, but the benefit of such a quiet powertrain and isolated cabin also makes for great audio.
Although I's my first hybrid, it's my fourth Honda - hence the username - and my favorite so far. I've owned three Accords and love the reliability and driving dynamics.
This one's a little different of course because of the engineering considerations of the battery pack. It's not as agile as my 2014 Accord EXL V6, and the seating position is notably higher. But the ride is much smoother. Smoother even than that of the Hyundai Genesis 3.8 sedan I traded for the Clarity.
Although it's a Touring model, it's not quite as well appointed as the Genesis was. It lacks a sunroof and cooled seats, power tilt 7 telescoping steering wheel, and lumbar support. But the seats are comfortable enough, even for my 6'4" fame, and the Clarity has better navigation and Apple Car Play, so it wins on those points.

But the mileage. Good heavens! I expected it to be better than the 25mpg I averaged in the big luxury sedan, but these numbers are crazy. I've been using the HV mode and regenerative braking and I'm getting over 60mpg.
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ing to the trip computer, I'm currently averaging over 100mpg. I'm not sure I believe that, but as of last Tuesday I'd driven 507 miles before I had to put gas in it. I added only 6.15 gallons to fill it up. That math puts the mileage for the first tankful at over 82mpg. Astounding!
And it's a gorgeous and unique car. I'm getting lots of stares and compliments. I love the 21st century styling.

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Congratulations! I've had mine (2008 Touring) here in DFW for almost a year and have yet to see another Clarity. My wife and I are retired, and have a lot of our daily trips fairly close by, so we often get over 1000 miles before putting gas in the tank. My only complaint so far is the weak AC which struggles to keep the cabin cool on hot summer days. I'm having the dealer check it tomorrow. Hopefully it's just low on refrigerant but I understand my 2018 model has had some issues with a leaky condenser. We'll see. I would be interested to hear how well yours cools in the N. TX heat.
 

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Congratulations! I've had mine (2008 Touring) here in DFW for almost a year and have yet to see another Clarity. My wife and I are retired, and have a lot of our daily trips fairly close by, so we often get over 1000 miles before putting gas in the tank. My only complaint so far is the weak AC which struggles to keep the cabin cool on hot summer days. I'm having the dealer check it tomorrow. Hopefully it's just low on refrigerant but I understand my 2018 model has had some issues with a leaky condenser. We'll see. I would be interested to hear how well yours cools in the N. TX heat.
There's a recall for condenser leaks due to a manufacturing defect, so it might be covered by Honda. Understand that the dealer will try to claim that the condenser was damaged by a rock, rather than from a manufacturing defect.
 

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There's a recall for condenser leaks due to a manufacturing defect, so it might be covered by Honda. Understand that the dealer will try to claim that the condenser was damaged by a rock, rather than from a manufacturing defect.
The dealer dianosed it as a bad expansion valve. $900 fix and the part is back ordered. :/
 
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