The Honda Prologue Gets Major Boost with Federal Tax Credit Eligibility


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Honda leaned on General Motors to help get its EV program off the ground here in the U.S., and it appears that the partnership is paying off in other ways. The automaker recently announced that its upcoming Prologue EV would be eligible for federal tax credits of $7,500, meaning buyers can get around 15 percent off the SUV’s purchase price at the point of sale.

The Prologue rides on GM’s Ultium platform, which also underpins the Chevy Blazer EV, Equinox EV, and Silverado EV, among many others. The Equinox EV will be eligible for the credits when it arrives, but several GM models lost eligibility at the start of the year with the introduction of new supply chain requirements. The automaker has discounted some of those models to compensate and said that it expects all of them to regain eligibility soon.

Tax credits bring the Prologue’s starting price down to $41,295 after a $1,395 destination charge. Adding all-wheel drive pushes the base EX trim’s price to $44,295. The Touring trim starts at $45,595, and the top Elite trim at $51,795. That makes the Prologue only slightly more expensive than the Ford Mustang Mach-E to start.

Those prices aren’t terrible for an EV today, and the Prologue’s specs promise a decent ownership experience. The base range is 273 miles, which applies to the top Elite trim with AWD and 21-inch wheels. The Touring and EX AWD models with 19-inch wheels return 281 miles, and the FWD models get up to 296 miles per charge.

Acura’s upcoming ZDX EV shares much of its engineering with the Prologue, including the General Motors bones. While the automaker has not announced tax credit eligibility for that SUV, its American roots will likely help its cause when tax time comes.

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