It SUV Prologue 2024Honda’s second attempt at EV after ill-fated Clarity sedan, seems to be on track. This time, the company’s efforts promise to be competitive thanks to a joint development agreement with General Motors. Some details are still blurry, such as the powertrain and driving range, but now that Honda has released official images, we can take a look at the styling and interior of the Prologue, and get a sense of its overall size. It will sit above the CR-V in Honda’s lineup and have similar dimensions to the mid-size Passport. The exterior design is very understated. The prologue features 21-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof and simple LED lighting elements. Inside, it draws on design cues from other Honda models, including an upright tablet-style infotainment display, sleek dashboard design, and clutter-free center console. Prolog will use a platform co-developed with General Motors; it will use version ultium battery pack already powering GM’s new EVs, including Blazer EV—with which Prolog appears to share components. If the Blazer’s specs are any indication, expect a driving distance of around 250–320 miles per charge depending on the configuration. Honda Acura luxury brand is also expected to offer a version of Prolog, which will likely bear the name ZDX.
What’s New for 2024?
The Prolog is on track for a 2024 sale date, so we expect to learn more about the new model in the coming months.
Price and Where to Buy
Honda hasn’t released any information on the Prolog’s pricing or trim levels, but we expect the new model to start at around $45,000 and go up from there. The traditional Honda LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels will likely appear here, but we won’t know which will represent the best value until those details are released.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
While there are hints of the Chevrolet Prolog’s roots in the interior, Honda has done well to infuse the cabin with a design that looks recognizable as its own. Its simplified dashboard design lacks the luxuries we can see in the Blazer EV, neither the Chevy’s circular vents, brightly colored surfaces, nor the slanted infotainment display. In contrast, Honda’s layout mirrors that of the Civic compact sedan and Passport SUV, with a clutter-free design displayed in muted tones. Honda says the Prolog’s wheelbase is 8.0 inches longer than the CR-V and the EV model is also 5.0 inches wider, so we expected a more spacious cabin with additional cargo space.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Standing tall and proud at the center of the Prolog dashboard is the 11.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. We’re not sure if the system will run Honda’s latest version of the software interface or whether it will switch to a new version of GM’s Google-based system. In either case, we expect features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in-dash navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless smartphone charging pad to be available. The 11.0-inch digital gauge screen shown in the photo is also likely to be standard. From the photos, we can see a Bose stereo system with tweeter speakers in the Prolog A pillar, but we’d expect a non-branded stereo with fewer speakers to be the base offering.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
The Prolog will come with the same warranty as standard on all other new Honda models, which is similar to other electric SUVs from the mainstream automaker. Honda’s usual coverage plan also includes two years of free scheduled maintenance as a bonus.
- Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Free scheduled maintenance is expected to last for two years or 24,000 miles
As more information becomes available, we will update this story with more details on:
- EV Motor, Power and Performance
- Range, Charge and Battery Life
- Real World Fuel Economy and MPGe
- Safety Features and Driver Assistance