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Update: Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX

by John O'DellApril 1, 2024
The Honda Prologue electric vehicle and its uplevel Acura ZDX stablemate will qualify for full $7,500 federal tax credit.
Azura ZDZ electric car.

Buyers of Acura ZDX models and all Honda Prologues built after Feb. 26, 2024, will qualify for the full federal $7,500 federal clean vehicles tax credit. Those  who lease will also get the credit in the form of reduced monthly lease payments regardless of the vehicle’s production date. The 2024 Prologue EV will start at under $50,000 while Acura’s ZDX, an electric crossover built on the same platform, will start at just over $65,000.

Honda is offering the Prologue in three trims, two available with single-motor, front-drive or dual-motor, electric all-wheel drive (eAWD) powertrains, and one with dual-motor eAWD as the only powertrain. Acura’s ZDX will come in two trims, one with both rear-wheel drive and eAWD options, the other with eAWD only. The two EVs are the fruit of Honda’s short-lived EV co-development program with GM. They share their underpinnings and batteries with the Chevrolet Blazer and Cadillac Lyriq.

Honda Prologue charging in garage.

Price and Range

The base rear-drive Acura ZDX A-Spec trim will start at $65,745 including a $1,245 destination charge. The eAWD variant will start at $69,745. The eAWD Type S will start at $74,745 and there’s a sport edition with performance wheels and tires for $1,000 more. Acura said the base A-Spec can deliver up to 313 miles of range- slightly more than its Honda Prologue platform mate. The eAWD version comes close at 304 miles. Both Type S variants are rated at 278 miles.

Honda’s base front-drive 2024 Prologue EX will start at $48,795 including a mandatory $1,395 destination fee. The eAWD version, with two motors and more horsepower, jumps to $51,795. The front-drive Prologue Touring starts at $53,095, jumping to $56,095 with eAWD. Prologue Elite, available only with electric all-wheel drive, starts at $59, 295. EPA range estimates are 296 miles for the front-drive EX and Touring, 281 miles for the eAWD EX and Touring and 273 miles for the Elite.

Honda Prologue dash board.

This was originally published on Author John O'Dell is a distinguished career journalist and has a been an automotive writer, editor, and analyst specializing in alternative vehicles and fuels for over two decades.