With the array of hybrid vehicles on the market, it can be difficult for consumers to make an informed choice. In fact, it's natural to wonder if there are any advantages to driving one hybrid model over another. Let's look at how the three products marketed by Honda represent added value for their owners.
And for all three models, we're talking about the hybrid version of the Accord sedan, the Insight hybrid and the Clarity plug-in hybrid.
With a hybrid car, we substantially reduce our fuel consumption. The longer you keep your vehicle, the greater the savings. With the Accord, you enjoy an average rating of 5 liters per 100 kilometers, whether you're in the city or on the highway. With the Insight, the median drops to 4.6 liters in the city. With the Clarity, it's nirvana, because since it's possible to drive electrically for about 80 kilometers on a full charge, you can cut fuel consumption to 3, 2 or even 1 L/100 km.
The great comfort
In any case, we enjoy a really impressive level of comfort. With the Accord, you'd expect it, because you've known this model for a long time, and you know how comfortable it is on the road. With the Insight, it was a big surprise because we didn't know what to expect. What's more, agility is there, because the chassis on which it's based is an architecture derived from that of the Civic; and we know how maneuverable the latter is. Finally, with the Clarity, it's all about seduction every time, as you discover a car that's well planted on the ground with a very low center of gravity, but also a car that rivals the best in terms of comfort. There are no bad choices here.
Finally, because we're at Honda, we know that reliability is the order of the day. And if reliability is important with a regular model, it's even more important with a hybrid model, because you don't want to have to make repairs on electrical components in addition to traditional mechanical components. There's really nothing to worry about, which means you can really add reliability to the list of advantages of driving a hybrid Honda car.