Comparison - Honda Clarity Touring Hybrid 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 Sport 2018

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Average Price: 
36,600
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
52,950
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
7.00gals
17.40gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

For 2018, the E-Class coupe and convertible are fully redesigned and now match the sedan and wagon, which were redesigned last year. There are also some new trim levels, including the E400 sedan and high-performance AMG E63 S sedan and wagon.

PROS
Exquisite cabin that sets new standards for design and comfort
Available semiautonomous driver assistance technology
Vast array of personalization options
Desirable high-horsepower AMG models are back

CONS
Standard suspension can feel stiff over rough surfaces
Sedan's cargo capacity is small for the class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes to excess--the right kinds of excess--to preserve its best-of status.

Pros
Elegant sedans and wagons, pretty two-doors
Turbo-4, turbo-6, turbo-8
Beautifully composed cabin
All the safety tech
Level 2 semi-autonomous driving

Cons
COMAND infotainment is kludgy
Slim trunk space on two-doors
Powertrain noise more prominent
We’re still not cool with standard synthetic leather

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class ranked #3 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Tons of features
Posh, comfortable interior
Refined performance

Cons
Subpar fuel efficiency
Below-average trunk space
Poor predicted reliability rating for the class

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
44.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
212hp
at 5 500rpm
241hp
at 5 550rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
38.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.70in
193.80in
Width: 
73.90in
72.90in
Height: 
58.20in
57.80in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
115.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
38.20
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
36.20in
36.30in
Front Hip Room: 
55.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.70in
57.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.50cu.ft
13.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4059.00lbs
3792.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
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
Bucket Front Seats
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leatherette
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
180 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Designo Black/ Titanium Grey Pearl Exclusive Nappa Leather
Premium 3 Package W/O 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster
Warmth And Comfort Package
Premium 2 Package W/O 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster
Premium 2 Package
Acoustic Comfort Package
Premium 3 Package
Designo Macchiato Beige/Saddle Brown Exclusive Nappa Leather
Sport Package
Premium 1 Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Trunklid Spoiler
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
Black Mirror Housing Cover
Wheel Locks
18" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Accessory Styling Package
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
Illuminated Star
Adaptive Highbeam Assist
Panorama Roof
Interior Options: 
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
115V A/C Power Outlet
Active Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage
Heated Rear Seats (SPC)
SiriusXM Radio
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Comfort Box
Soft-Close Doors
Burmester High End 3D Surround Sound System
Rear Door Roller Blinds (SPC)
Heated Steering Wheel
3-Zone Climate Control
Illuminated Door Sills
Heated Front Seats