Comparison - BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive 2018 - vs - Honda Clarity Touring Hybrid 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
73,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
36,600
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.00gals
7.00gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 BMW 5 Series lives up to the expectations set by its forebears. There's an engine for nearly every taste, and the car's handling capabilities are fundamentally sound. Factor in the 5 Series' latest tech and safety features, and you've got a prime pick for a midsize luxury sedan.

PROS
Wide range of powerful and relatively efficient engines
A host of innovative features and leading-edge technology
Interior quarters are quiet and comfortable
Generous trunk capacity

CONS
Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW 5-Series ranked #1 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the BMW 5-Series has a score of 9.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Robust and diverse engine options
State-of-the-art, user-friendly technology
Quiet, comfortable cabin
Huge trunk

Cons
More expensive than most

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 BMW 5-Series expands the sedan's already-excellent lineup to include an efficient plug-in hybrid and an uber-quick V-8.

Pros
Useful plug-in hybrid
State-of-the-art tech
Great powertrains
Agile and responsive
Very comfortable

Cons
Shockingly expensive now
Interior color combos can be busy
Pricey advanced features
It’s not the 5-Series you remember

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Honda Clarity ranked #13 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Honda Clarity has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 9 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Highly efficient
Pillowy ride

Cons
Audio controls lack knobs and buttons
Timid highway passing power
Rivals are more agile

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, the only version distributed nationally, is spacious, comfortable, competitively priced, and offers excellent electric range.

Pros
Comfortable mid-size sedan
Well-equipped for the price
Smooth, quiet ride
High plug-in hybrid range rating
Zero emissions for 2 of 3 models

Cons
Strange, bulbous proportions
Fuel Cell model tethered to hydrogen stations
Low range of Electric version
Only Plug-In version has five seats
Can Honda explain plug-in hybrids?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Honda Clarity range now includes plug-in hybrid and electric versions that join the Clarity Fuel Cell.Among the three versions, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid easily makes the strongest case for itself. And among the two trim levels, we say stick with the base one and forgo the Touring trim's leather seats and navigation. Options are limited to accessory items, except for the rear parking sensors that we'd suggest adding.

PROS
Comfortable, well-appointed cabin seats five people
Solid driving range in all versions except Clarity Electric
Pleasant ride quality in electric and plug-in hybrid versions

CONS
Polarizing styling
Limited availability of all but Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
Touchscreen infotainment system can be cumbersome to use

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
44.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
40.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
1.50L
Torque: 
480ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
456hp
at 5 500rpm
212hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.40in
192.70in
Width: 
73.50in
73.90in
Height: 
57.80in
58.20in
Wheel Base: 
117.10in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
39.10
Front Hip Room: 
55.80in
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
42.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.70in
59.70in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
37.10
Rear Hip Room: 
55.60in
Rear leg room: 
36.50in
36.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.90in
57.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4372.00lbs
4059.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
600 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
16 Total Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
8 Total Speakers
180 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 9.0 In.
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Driving Assistance Package
Luxury Seating Package
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Wheels W/Non-Runflat Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Cerium Gray Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" V-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Interior Options: 
Gesture Control
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster
Power Rear Sunshade W/Manual Rear Side Window Shades
Heated Front Seats
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Leather Dashboard