2024 Honda Prologue Engine, Price, Models – Thanks to a new partnership with General Motors, Honda will unveil 2024 Honda Prologue electric vehicle for the 2024 model year. Honda hasn’t released much info on the car yet, but we expect the Prologue to take the form of a compact or midsize SUV. It will use the same Ultium battery packs as future GM EVs, including the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV.
If the Prologue incorporates the same 100-kWh battery as the Lyriq, expect a driving range of around 300 miles per charge. Although GM will engineer the platform and powertrains, Honda will be responsible for the Prologue’s body and interior; the Acura luxury brand is also expected to offer a Prologue version, but we haven’t heard specifics yet.
2024 Honda Prologue Redesign
The Prologue is on track for a 2024 Honda Prologue on-sale date, so we expect to learn more about the new model closer to its debut, which should happen in late 2024. Honda hasn’t released information about the Prologue’s pricing or trim levels yet, but we expect the new model to start around $45,000 and go up from there. Honda’s traditional LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels are likely to appear here, but we won’t know which one will represent the best value until those details are released.
The interior doesn’t feel as upmarket as the Kia, but a feeling of quality is noticeable around the cabin, which is a classic Honda trait. Sitting high up in the front is a boon for forwarding visibility, and in fact, visibility is excellent all around. All cars get a sunroof, and the top trims a panoramic roof, which helps lift an otherwise dark interior. It’s a solid effort overall, if a bit dull, but the level of quality seals the deal. The Prologue is all about maximizing interior space; its primary purpose in life will be to cart youngsters and teenagers to school and back.
It also helps that Honda is a master at configuring interiors for maximum practicality, with the Touring can seat seven passengers or eight passengers. Most trim levels offer a three-across second-row bench and come in an 8-seater configuration, but higher up in the range, this setup is ditched in favor of two captain’s chairs. As with most midsize SUVs, the front and second row is prioritized in terms of overall space, and the 3rd row is best left to kids and small adults. The headroom comes in at 39.5 inches in the front, 39.9 inches in the middle (or 40.9 for the upper trims), and 38.9 inches in the rear. Legroom is measured at 40.9 inches in the front, 38.4 inches for the second row, and 31.9 inches in the back.
The Honda Prologue will spend most of its life trudging around the suburbs picking up kids from school, going to the grocery store, and perhaps going on a few extended family holidays, so those who buy these cars expect a reliable workhorse. With that in mind, Honda has gone with the traditional and trusted combination of an automatic transmission and a large capacity naturally-aspirated engine which delivers predictable power.
The engine under the hood is a 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6, which sends all 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque to either the front or all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. We are impressed with how perky this combination feels: the engine offers plenty of low-down torque but doesn’t mind exploring the upper reaches of the rev range either. We did, however, note that the transmission could get bewildered from time to time.
2024 Honda Prologue Release Date and Price
The Prologue is a good buy and well priced against similarly equipped competitors such as the Kia Telluride and Toyota Highlander. However, until the arrival of the new base model, it has nothing to compete with the rivals’ base models, all of which start out in the low $30k range. The price of the Honda Prologue’s base EX-L model starts at an MSRP of $39,060. Honda Prologue prices quoted here do not include tax, registration, and a destination fee of $1,225. Next up is the Special Edition, which will set you back $39,660. The Touring costs $43,620 and the Elite will set you back a pricey $49,120. For the top of the range Black Edition, expect to pay $50,620. Upgrading from FWD to AWD will add an additional $2,000 to the Honda Prologue’s cost.