Vehicle Profile: 2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
No compromises necessary with this luxurious, eco-friendly ride
Equipped with cutting-edge powertrain technology and sophisticated features to keep you and your passengers safe and connected, the 2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell delivers a zero-emissions ride that doesn’t compromise on performance or comfort.
Power and efficiency
The 2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell boasts outstanding efficiency with its hydrogen-enabled powertrain. Putting out 174 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, the Clarity Fuel Cell’s electric motor is powered by a fuel-cell stack that uses hydrogen to create electricity. The Clarity Fuel Cell achieves 68 combined MPGe and can travel for 360 miles before refueling.* When you do need to refuel, hydrogen fill-ups take only a few minutes — just like a trip to the gas pump for a traditional vehicle.
Along with efficiency, the Clarity Fuel Cell provides responsive, spirited performance. Its single-speed direct-drive automatic transmission offers sport mode and shift-by-wire for precise, smooth control. The electric motor delivers rapid acceleration, working with the independent suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
Inside the 2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, you’ll enjoy roomy surroundings and convenient features. The vehicle’s fuel-cell stack fits under the hood, allowing for a more spacious cabin that can easily seat five. The interior, which includes heated leather seats, is made from 80 percent eco-friendly materials. Dual-zone automatic climate control and a cabin air quality management system ensure the comfort of every passenger. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, automatic-dimming rearview mirror and eight-way power driver’s seat come standard to make your experience behind the wheel a pleasant one. To keep everyone informed and entertained, the Clarity Fuel Cell presents an 8-inch touch-screen audio system with a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, hydrogen refueling station locator, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Bluetooth® and SiriusXM® satellite radio.
The 2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell protects its occupants with an impressive array of advanced safety precautions. Its hydrogen fuel tanks are made of tough aluminum and carbon fiber and protected by the car’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure. Each Clarity Fuel Cell features the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies, including Forward Collision Warning, a Collision Mitigation™ Braking System and a Road Departure Mitigation System to provide crash protection; a Lane Keeping Assist System to keep the vehicle on course; and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow to help you maintain a safe speed and following distance in traffic. The Clarity Fuel Cell also offers features like a multi-angle rearview camera, Honda LaneWatch™ and rain-sensing smart wipers.
The 2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell combines economical yet responsive performance, a relaxing cabin and advanced technologies to boost safety and connectivity. If you’re a California resident (availability is currently limited to that state), the fun-to-drive Clarity Fuel Cell makes the decision to go green an easy one.
*68 city/67 highway/68 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 360-mile driving range rating. Based on 2019 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe and driving range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition and other factors.
This article is presented by Walnut Creek Honda.