The 2024 Honda Prologue is an all-electric, 2-row midsize SUV and the automaker’s first electric SUV of any sort. It will compete with the growing group of electric SUVs priced between $40,000 and $50,000, and likely offer a max range of beyond 300 miles when it goes on sale in 2024.
How much will the Honda Prologue cost?
We expect the Honda HMC, +0.91% Prologue electric vehicle to start in the mid-$40,000 range. For reference, the Ford F, -0.15% Mustang Mach-E currently starts at $46,895, and the Hyundai HYMTF, +2.40% Ioniq 5 kicks off at $39,950.
When does the Honda Prologue go on sale?
The Honda Prologue debuted in October 2022, and Honda says it will go on sale in 2024. Because it’s also a 2024 model, we expect it will start hitting dealerships early that year.
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How big is the Honda Prologue?
The 2-row, 5-passenger Prologue is notably longer and a bit taller than presumed competitors like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ford Mustang Mach-E. It’s also longer than Honda’s own Passport midsize SUV, but not as tall. A long wheelbase of almost 122 inches promises exceptional passenger roominess.
- Wheelbase: 121.8 inches
- Length: 192.0 inches
- Width: 78.3 inches
- Height: 64.7 inches
- Wheel diameter: 21 inches
Honda played it pretty safe with the Prologue’s exterior design, but we definitely like the look. It’s clean, substantial, and has a few premium-like elements, angles, and features. It also looks ready and willing to venture down some dirt roads, not just capable of doing so.
In back, the Honda badge has been replaced with “Honda” spelled out. But instead of using all capital letters, as it’s typically done, Honda’s execution features a capital H followed by lower-case letters. So Honda.
The Prologue’s passenger cabin combines familiar Honda interior design sensibilities with two large screens and what looks to be an accommodating center console. It looks more like a contemporary Honda than a futuristic EV, which we suspect many buyers will appreciate.
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Range and charge times
While Honda has yet to release any Prologue range, charging, or battery details, we can look to the forthcoming Chevy Blazer EV for clues. Why the Blazer EV? Because the Prologue is the product of a partnership with GM GM, +0.16% and is built on its new electric vehicle platform. We expect the Prologue to be sized and priced similarly to the Blazer EV, which offers about 250 miles of range on the low end, and up to 320 miles at the top end of the lineup.
As for charging, the Prologue’s platform-mate has an 11.5 kW onboard AC charger for plugging in at home, and DC public fast-charging capability of up to 190 kW. Depending on the model and the charger, the lithium-ion battery can absorb 87 miles worth of electricity in just 10 minutes. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the Prologue post similar figures all around.
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The Honda Prologue will be offered with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
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