The 2021 Honda Clarity is a sharp and highly efficient car that is noted for its plush cabin, luxurious features and exceptional efficiency. But can it go up against the 2021 Volvo V90, a stylish and powerful station wagon with a lovely appearance, standardized safety gear and superb handling?

Design & Style

The Volvo V90 successfully redefines what it means to be a station wagon, showing that they too can be gorgeous and sophisticated. This is perhaps is the greatest triumph of the Volvo engineers. It is a far departure from your grandparent's station wagon; and is capable of carrying families in comfort, safety and fuel efficiency. It offers a cabin filtration system along with soft leather seats and impressive body work.

The front of the Clarity is akin to other Honda vehicles, with the teardrop shape and roofline that they've become known for. However, it manages to retain its own distinct flair with its functional window in back, partial back wheel spats and outstanding aerodynamics overall. Within the cabin, passengers will be presented with a combination of light colored upholstery and soft materials, resulting in a 2 toned appearance that looks fabulous.

Technology & Safety

The Honda Clarity is rich in safety tech, including pedestrian detection, emergency automated brakes, lane control that is active, and a proprietary system called LaneWatch, which provides a camera wide view for the vehicle's side within the central screen as its turn signal is activated. Luxuries within its cabin include eight inch displays, the choice of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, climate control which covers two zones, satellite radio, and seats that can be cooled or heated.

The Volvo V90 also comes with extensive safety technology, including pedestrian detection, automated emergency brakes, lane management and cruise control that are adaptive with semi-autonomous operation. Luxuries within its cabin include wifi, a nine inch touch display, 12 inch digitized gauge cluster, Sensus infotainment, open pore style wood and panoramic moonroof.


Those that purchase the Volvo V90 T5 will get a turbocharged engine that can generate 316 horsepower that enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in approximately 6 seconds. The Honda Clarity is powered by an electric fuel cell which gives it the equivalent of 174 horsepower, which allows it to accelerate from zero to sixty in about eight seconds.

The Bottom Line

Though the Honda Clarity and Volvo V90 are well matched when it comes to safety and luxury features, the V90 crushes the Honda when it comes to performance and zero to sixty acceleration time, and this combined with the Clarity's limited availability makes Volvo the winner.

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