Explore the Differences Between the 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the 2020 Prius Prime XLE

2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (Pic)

2020 Prius Prime XLE (Pic)

What are the Main Differences?

The 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid gets a 45-mile all-electric range rating whereas the 2020 Prius Prime XLE only gets 25. That’s nearly double the mileage, leave it up to Honda hybrid to go the extra mile, literally!! And when it comes to total system horsepower, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes zipping in at 212 opposed to the Prius Prime XLE at only 121. Again, practically double the horsepower and that’s not even scratching the surface.

Photo gallery – compare the two models

Specs & Performance

2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers more legroom in the backseat and more hip-room in the front. Plus, it has a slightly longer wheelbase and is longer in overall length. And when it comes to passenger volume, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid takes the brake by 10 cubic feet. Just goes to show how much thought Honda puts into engineering and manufacturing their hybrid vehicles.

2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Wheelbase: 108.3 inches
Length: 192.7 inches
Height: 58.2 inches
Width: 73.9 inches

Interior (front/rear)
Headroom: 39.1 in / 37.1 in
Legroom: 42.2 in / 36.2 in
Hip-room: 59.7 in / 57.3 in

Cargo Volume
15.5 cu ft

Passenger Volume
101.5 cu ft

2020 Prius Prime XLE

Wheelbase: 106.3 inches
Length: 182.9 inches
Height: 57.9 inches
Width: 69.3 inches

Interior (front/rear)
Headroom: 39.4 in / 37.2 in
Legroom: 43.2 in / 33.4 in
Hip-room: 53.7 in / 51.6 in

Cargo Volume
19.8 cu ft

Passenger Volume
91.5 cu ft

Interior Features

There are multitude of comfort and convenience interior features that come standard in the 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Here’s a short list and if you’re looking for alternative models, consider learning more about the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid.

  • Push Button Start
  • HomeLink® Remote System*
  • Cruise Control
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System

As for Toyota, the 2020 Prius Prime XLE is nicely equipped. From single zone front climate control to a rearview camera and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, there’s even audio and climate control on the steering column as well.

  • Front & Rear Cupholders
  • Front Seatback Storage
  • Leatherette Steering Wheel
  • 8 -Way Power Driver Seat
  • Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
  • 10 Total Speakers

Safety Options

Honda LaneWatch and Road Departure Mitigation Braking come standard in the Honda Clarity, but not in the Toyota Prius. As for Honda safety, the Honda Sensing suite is constantly evolving to keep you safe and sound while you drive. And while some safety features are only available on select models, the following come standard on LX, Special Edition, EX, EX-L and Touring trims. Key safety features designed to be your second set of eyes, and reflex if you will.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)*
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)*
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow*
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)*

Price Comparison

2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Price
Plug-in Hybrid: $33,400*
2020 Prius Prime XLE Price
XLE: Starting at $29,500*