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Almost a year after releasing images of its GM-based electric SUV, the Prologue, Honda has finally disclosed the full story on its upcoming EV. While pricing is yet to be confirmed at the moment, preorders will commence later in 2023, with the first deliveries scheduled for early 2024.




For those who aren't already aware, Honda recently struck up a deal with GM that would give it access to the company's Ultium battery architecture, which means your electric Honda will essentially be a Chevy Blazer EV, but with smoother bodywork. While the Prologue's GM bones make it plenty capable among the growing landscape of mainstream EVs, it will eventually give way to a Honda-made platform––hence the name 'Prologue.'


While the Prologue could be considered a placeholder before more competent EVs roll into Honda showrooms, it's anything but a compliance car. Top-level models will use a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, which is said to produce 288 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque. More affordable versions, which will open things up with pricing in the "upper $40,000s" before incentives, will use a less powerful front-wheel drive powertrain. While we expect slightly less motivation coming from the front wheels, this variant makes up for it with an estimated EPA range of 300 miles, which comes from a 85 kWh battery pack that supports DC fast-charging of up to 155 kW. Honda predicts that using a DC charger will recover up to 65 miles of range in around ten minutes.


Prologue buyers will also be able to choose from one of Honda's three available charging packages. Urban residents will prefer the $750 public charging credit, but Honda also offers a $300 public charging credit paired with a 7.6 kW portable charging kit, which tacks on a $250 installation incentive. A more robust 11.5 kW home charging station is also available, and comes with a $500 installation incentive and a $100 public charging credit.



On the outside, Honda's Ultium-based EV hides its GM roots well, with a sleek aerodynamic body that would almost pass for a wagon over an SUV. While the Prologue may appear similar in size to the compact CR-V, it's actually 2.9 inches longer than the midsize Honda Passport. In total, it measures 192 inches long with a 121.8-inch wheelbase. Unsurprisingly, these numbers match the Chevy Blazer EV exactly.


In terms of interior space, the Prologue offers 25.2 cubic feet behind the second row, and this expands to a generous 57.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. There's also a small storage area below the cargo floor, which consists of an extra 0.5 cubic feet.




Save for the OnStar button on the headliner, the Prologue's interior stays close to Honda's current design philosophy. All three Prologue trims come standard with a large 11.3-inch intofainment display, which sits alongside a free-standing 11-inch digital instrument cluster. Google built-in is standard equipment as well, which means Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play store will come pre-loaded on the infotainment system. The center console promises to offer class-leading storage space, which is a bold statement considering the extensive focus on space displayed in modern EVs. Elsewhere on the console sits a pair of cupholders, along with a wireless smartphone charger. It's worth noting that entry-level Prologue EX models also include 19-inch wheels, gloss black trim, and the brand's Honda Sensing active safety features. Inside, all Prologue models include dual-zone climate control and heated front seats, with the driver's seat featuring eight-way power adjustability and two-way power lumbar support.


Moving up to the mid-level Touring, the feature roster expands to include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, along with leather seating in either black or gray. The model also adds a hands-free power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, an auto-dimming functionality for the rearview mirror, and a 12-speaker premium sound system from Bose. Things get even more luxurious with the Prologue Elite, which adds the SUV's all-wheel drive powertrain as standard and features larger 21-inch wheels. The interior adds a heating functionality to the leather steering wheel, and the leather front seats are now both heated and ventilated. There's also a head-up display and a trim-specific Sport mode.


Eager buyers will be able to spec their Prologues later in 2023, ahead of the SUV's market launch on the early side of 2024. Official pricing should be announced by the end of the year.


Would you buy the Prologue over its identical twins from GM?

Image Credits: Honda
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2024 Honda Prologue Offers Up To 300 Miles Of Range, Starts At Over $40,000

The Prologue packs GM-derived underpinnings beneath its sleek Honda body.

Almost a year after releasing images of its GM-based electric SUV, the Prologue, Honda has finally disclosed the full story on its upcoming EV. While pricing is yet to be confirmed at the moment, preorders will commence later in 2023, with the first deliveries scheduled for early 2024.




For those who aren't already aware, Honda recently struck up a deal with GM that would give it access to the company's Ultium battery architecture, which means your electric Honda will essentially be a Chevy Blazer EV, but with smoother bodywork. While the Prologue's GM bones make it plenty capable among the growing landscape of mainstream EVs, it will eventually give way to a Honda-made platform––hence the name 'Prologue.'


While the Prologue could be considered a placeholder before more competent EVs roll into Honda showrooms, it's anything but a compliance car. Top-level models will use a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, which is said to produce 288 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque. More affordable versions, which will open things up with pricing in the "upper $40,000s" before incentives, will use a less powerful front-wheel drive powertrain. While we expect slightly less motivation coming from the front wheels, this variant makes up for it with an estimated EPA range of 300 miles, which comes from a 85 kWh battery pack that supports DC fast-charging of up to 155 kW. Honda predicts that using a DC charger will recover up to 65 miles of range in around ten minutes.


Prologue buyers will also be able to choose from one of Honda's three available charging packages. Urban residents will prefer the $750 public charging credit, but Honda also offers a $300 public charging credit paired with a 7.6 kW portable charging kit, which tacks on a $250 installation incentive. A more robust 11.5 kW home charging station is also available, and comes with a $500 installation incentive and a $100 public charging credit.



On the outside, Honda's Ultium-based EV hides its GM roots well, with a sleek aerodynamic body that would almost pass for a wagon over an SUV. While the Prologue may appear similar in size to the compact CR-V, it's actually 2.9 inches longer than the midsize Honda Passport. In total, it measures 192 inches long with a 121.8-inch wheelbase. Unsurprisingly, these numbers match the Chevy Blazer EV exactly.


In terms of interior space, the Prologue offers 25.2 cubic feet behind the second row, and this expands to a generous 57.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. There's also a small storage area below the cargo floor, which consists of an extra 0.5 cubic feet.




Save for the OnStar button on the headliner, the Prologue's interior stays close to Honda's current design philosophy. All three Prologue trims come standard with a large 11.3-inch intofainment display, which sits alongside a free-standing 11-inch digital instrument cluster. Google built-in is standard equipment as well, which means Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play store will come pre-loaded on the infotainment system. The center console promises to offer class-leading storage space, which is a bold statement considering the extensive focus on space displayed in modern EVs. Elsewhere on the console sits a pair of cupholders, along with a wireless smartphone charger. It's worth noting that entry-level Prologue EX models also include 19-inch wheels, gloss black trim, and the brand's Honda Sensing active safety features. Inside, all Prologue models include dual-zone climate control and heated front seats, with the driver's seat featuring eight-way power adjustability and two-way power lumbar support.


Moving up to the mid-level Touring, the feature roster expands to include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, along with leather seating in either black or gray. The model also adds a hands-free power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, an auto-dimming functionality for the rearview mirror, and a 12-speaker premium sound system from Bose. Things get even more luxurious with the Prologue Elite, which adds the SUV's all-wheel drive powertrain as standard and features larger 21-inch wheels. The interior adds a heating functionality to the leather steering wheel, and the leather front seats are now both heated and ventilated. There's also a head-up display and a trim-specific Sport mode.


Eager buyers will be able to spec their Prologues later in 2023, ahead of the SUV's market launch on the early side of 2024. Official pricing should be announced by the end of the year.


Would you buy the Prologue over its identical twins from GM?

Image Credits: Honda

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