Honda has revealed additional details about the 2024 Prologue including the fact that its dual-motor all-wheel drive system will produce around 288 hp
September 28, 2023 at 15:58
Honda has been teasing the Prologue for what feels like an eternity as the first sketches were released in May of 2022 and those were followed by real-life pictures in October. Now, nearly a year later, the automaker has released additional details.
One of the biggest reveals is pricing will start in the “upper $40,000s” before incentives or tax credits. That suggests the model will cost somewhere between $45,000 and $50,000. We’ll learn full pricing details closer to launch, but pre-orders will begin later this year and be followed by deliveries in early 2024.
Besides providing ballpark pricing, Honda announced the crossover’s available dual-motor all-wheel drive system will have a combined output of approximately 288 hp (215 kW / 292 PS) and 333 lb-ft (451 Nm) of torque. Customers will also be able to get a front-wheel drive variant, which promises to deliver “confident acceleration and maximum efficiency.”
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Speaking of the latter, Honda said one variant will have an EPA range of approximately 300 miles (483 km). That’s a pretty respectable number and it’s enabled by an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which can get 65 miles (105 km) of range in as little as ten minutes thanks to a DC fast charging capability of up to 155 kW.
On the topic of charging, Honda said every Prologue customer can select one of three available charging packages that are included with vehicle purchase. The first is a $750 public charging credit, which should appeal to city dwellers and existing EV owners. Customers can also choose between a 7.6 kW portable charging kit that comes paired with a $250 installation incentive and a $300 public charging credit or a 11.5 kW home charging station that comes with a $500 installation incentive and a $100 public charging credit.
Since the design is old news, we’ll simply note the crossover has an aerodynamically optimized exterior that embraces soft curves and flowing surfaces. 19-inch wheels come standard, although 21-inchers will be available.
In terms of size, the model measures 192 inches (4,877 mm) long and has a wheelbase that spans 121.8 inches (3,094 mm). This makes the Prologue 2.9 inches (74 mm) longer than the Passport, even though the model has a 10.9-inch (277 mm) longer wheelbase.
A Conservative Cabin With Plenty Of Tech
Moving inside, Honda did a good job of hiding the GM origins as the biggest giveaway is an OnStar button. Three trims will be available and even the entry-level variant will have an 11-inch digital instrument cluster as well as an 11.3-inch infotainment system. The latter features Google built-in and this provides easy access to Google Assistant, Google Maps, and the Google Play store.
Elsewhere, there’s a two-tiered center console that promises to have a class-leading storage capacity as well as two cup holders that can hold 32 oz. water bottles. The crossover also comes equipped with a “space-saving pocket type wireless smartphone charger” that looks similar to the one found on the Kia K5.
The Prologue EX also comes equipped with heated front seats and an eight-way power driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support. Customers will also find gloss black trim and a dual-zone climate control system.
Buyers looking for more luxury can upgrade to the mid-level Touring, which has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and black or light gray leather seats. Other highlights include a hands-free power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a panoramic sunroof, and a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system.
The range-topping Prologue Elite comes standard with all-wheel drive and the aforementioned 21-inch wheels. Buyers will also find an upgraded interior with a heated leather steering wheel, heated and ventilated leather front seats, and a head-up display. The model is also notable for having a Sport mode, which promises an “even more engaging driving experience with quicker throttle and steering response, firmer steering, increased braking power and other enhancements.”
Putting equipment aside, the five-seat crossover has 25.2 cubic feet (714 liters) of cargo space behind the second-row. That can be expanded to 57.7 cubic feet (1,634 liters) by folding the rear seats down. The automaker also noted there’s an additional 0.5 cubic feet (14 liters) of storage space hidden beneath the cargo floor.
Last but not least, the crossover comes standard with a Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance systems. The automaker didn’t go into specifics, but noted there will be Blind Zone Steering Assist, Rear Pedestrian Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Braking.