I bought the Clarity mostly to drive it all electric, which has been terrific. But I tested it as a midsize hybrid by taking my first long trip. It was to and from Boston and Mont Tremblant, Canada in 3 days. It was challenging given the extra time spent waiting to cross the border each way and dealing with major construction around Montreal, which led to ~an 8 hr trip each way. My most important impression was that the trip was much easier than I expected because the car was so comfortable and I got to take advantage of some of the technology features that hadn't made much difference around town. I had debated whether to get the touring model because I didn't necessarily need power seats and could use my phone for navigation. However, the extra money really payed off because changing seat positions along the way made the trip much more comfortable. In addition, the navigation worked in Canada so I didn't have to pay for roaming charges using Google maps on my phone. The adaptive cruise control really made the long stretches on highways much more comfortable. And even the steering assist on roads that were not particularly curvy (where you do need to actively steer) made the trip more relaxing. Also, I have always felt a good handling car made you feel like it anticipated turns. This is exactly what the steering assist feature does, which added to its effectiveness on the long trip. One weakness I observed on this trip, but not on flat ones (we crossed the White Mountains in NH going and the Green Mountains in Vt coming back) was that despite keeping the car in HV the whole time the climbs reduce EV capacity. I did have enough to drive EV around Tremblant, but since I couldn't charge the car there I lost all EV on the way back. As others have observed, this makes climbing hills more noisy, but I didn't feel the car lacked power. I did some EV charge to help, but I that just keeps the engine on in flat parts of the trip and you need to keep it going for an hr to make a real difference, so I didn't bother. But overall, this is a great car not only in EV but also as a hybrid for long trips.