As my lease for the 2016 is about up, I started looking for a replacement. My drive to work is pretty short (my total miles for 33 months is 16,600) so I did not need the range. Was paying $225 a month (with $0 down) and was looking to keep the monthly low. I was interested in the Kia Niro (saw it at the L.A. Auto Show), but I honestly did not expect it to be available by Apr. Tesla 3 would be okay, but did not make any sense due to my short commute. Came across the Honda Clarity, and the reviews and specs were pretty interesting. So, did a test drive and picked up one a couple of weeks ago. It is only available for lease in CA and OR, and not an option to buy at the end. It is pretty decked out. It was $1,300 plus tax and other fees down (came to $2,400) plus $199 plus tax ($219). The $2,500 rebate will cover the initial expense. Yearly mileage allocation is 20,000 miles. Range is 89 miles.
I really like the car. The FFE was sporty. This is very comfortable, and fits 5 people very well. My boys are getting close to 6', so the FFE was not going to cut it. Honda Sense is included. For my short trips, I think that the Clarity seems to be handling the miles much better. I should be charging the car about twice a week (compared to the three times with the FFE).