The PHEV Clarity is a nice vehicle, honestly much nicer than the 2nd gen Volt at the same MSRP price point. Chevy puts enough cash on the hood of the gen 2 Volt that it's a little bit better of a bargain on the entry level models, but the loaded Premiers are really outclassed by the Touring Clarity IMO, since their price points are almost identical, or cheaper for the Clarity.Over the few years that I've periodically been around on this forum the issue of a larger EREV has often come up. As well as the issue of why GM chose to make two more or less weirdmobiles instead of two really compelling vehicles. By compelling I mean vehicles that can compete as vehicles against other vehicles, ICE or not. Tesla has had success with that approach.
If I were looking to replace my gen 1 volt today I'd very likely buy a Honda Clarity phev for the reasons that Viking enumerates. Basically its a much more compelling and well priced vehicle than the Volt. And they don't treat the safety features like the crown jewels only bestowed on the gentry. But whether it is a success or not will be interesting to watch. So far it looks as though Honda isn't exactly pushing it.
Honda dealers are here are starting to build up a tidy inventory of them, with not many sales, and they're sticking to either MSRP or maybe $100-200 off MSRP. No shocker that they're selling kinda slowly. The Clarity's looks are also so-so at best IMO, with some angles looking ok to good, others looking pretty rough.
All of the above with a caveat that I have actively tried to buy a gen 2 Volt recently, but the dealers didn't really want to play ball hard enough. They keep saying junk like, "well the tax credit is going away Jan 1 on EVs!!!" (no it's not) etc.