2024 Honda Prologue

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Honda showed us a few photos of the 2024 Prologue a while ago, and today we get to see much more.

First, the photos above all show the top-of-the-line Elite model. Honda has not released pix of the other versions, which are EX and Touring. The 2024 Prologue was designed in Los Angeles by Honda and is based on GM’s Ultium platform.

The most efficient version is expected to get an EPA range of around 300 miles. That will be for the single motor, FWD EX, and Touring models with 19-inch wheels. The Prologue is 8 inches longer than the Honda CR-V and about the same size as the Passport, but with a much longer wheelbase.

 The Prologue offers up to 25.2 cu.ft. of cargo space (EX) behind the rear seats. With the standard 60/40-split rear seatbacks folded flat, the cargo space expands to 57.7 cu.ft. of space (EX). Hidden space under the cargo area floor adds another 0.5 cu.-ft. A power tailgate with hands-free access is standard on Touring and Elite.

I really like the subtle yet modern exterior design. It is far less aggressive than its GM cousin, the Chevrolet Blazer EV. And 100 times better than the old-looking Honda Passport.

Honda designers did their best to make the interior look like a Honda. Which unfortunately includes the big tablet-like screen just stuck on the dashboard. While it does work, I wish designers could find a better solution, as this is just a very lazy way to design a car interior. But at least, it does feel like a Honda without looking like another Civic interior clone. The Google infotainment is standard, which probably means no satellite radio, which is a shame. But, unlike GM, Honda is keeping CarPlay and Android Auto.

The AWD model is rated at 288HP. No word on the FWD version. And DC fast charging rates are up to 155kW, which is OK but not great. At least, the Prologue will be able to use the Tesla charging system with an adapter, and it will come with a NACS plug in 2025.

The Prologue EX features black and charcoal or charcoal and light gray cloth upholstery with accent color stitching, an 8-way power driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, gloss black trim on the dash, and 19-inch wheels.

The Prologue Touring adds black and charcoal or charcoal and light gray leather seating surfaces with accent color stitching, a memory driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, and front and rear parking assist.

The Prologue Elite comes with black and charcoal, brown and black, or charcoal and light gray perforated leather seating surfaces with accent color stitching, front ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, Sport driving mode, 21-inch wheels, and more.

From the spec sheets, it looks like the Touring model could be the best deal since the more expensive Elite doesn’t seem to offer that much more. Prices are said the start “in the upper $40,000s”. Which is OK. But also means the better-equipped Elite model will be over $ 50,000, or more expensive than the loaded Tesla Model Y. Although pretty much in line with the competition from VW, Hyundai, and others. Being built in the US, the Honda Prologue qualifies for Federal Incentives as well.

Currently, the Honda Passport starts at over $ 41,000. That means the new Prologue will cost less if you include Federall and Loacal incentives I think this means death is coming soon to the old Passport. I can see the Prologue replacing the passport in Honda’s lineup in less than 2 years.

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  1. Honda has gone completely boring and plain with no interesting shapes, while Hyundai has done the complete opposite with over the top angles and shapes on every inch. Can’t these “designers” find a good in between!

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