2022 Toyota Prius

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The 2022 Toyota Prius hybrid doesn't have the lead over the world that it once did. Some rivals now make cars that get competitive fuel economy, not to mention all-electric vehicles that weren't around when the Prius hit the market two decades ago. Toyota itself builds other hybrids that offer the same benefits as the Prius.

Still, the 2022 Prius performs better than ever. It has a roomy cabin and excellent safety features. For 2022 it gets a Nightshade Edition with black wheels, door handles, and badges, plus black trim accents inside and out. It also adds a heated steering wheel and heated black synthetic leather seats.

The 2022 Prius comes in front-wheel-drive or AWD-e form, or as a front-wheel-drive Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Its inline 4-cylinder engine displaces 1.8 liters and makes a combined 121 horsepower, using dual electric motors packaged as part of a planetary torque-split transmission. It has perky enough acceleration but it can't be called quick. However it gets 56 mpg combined, which makes perky sound fantastic.

Prius AWD-e models add another small motor to the rear axle to provide better traction.

The Prius can seat five, but the sloping roofline cuts head room in back, where it's not wide enough anyhow for three adults to ride in comfort. The rear seats fold to create as much cargo space as some crossovers, another huge plus.

In L Eco trim, the Prius earns an EPA rating of 58 mpg city, 53 highway, 56 combined. Other versions get 54/50/52 mpg; the AWD-e all-wheel-drive models drop about 3 mpg, to 51/47/49 mpg.

The Prius Prime adds an 8.8-kwh battery pack that can be charged in less than 2.5 hours with a 240V (Level 2) home wallbox or mobile connector. It earns 133 MPGe and offers 25 miles of all-electric range, or without a charge it's rated at 54 mpg combined.

The Prius offers a package of safety equipment called Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and traffic sign recognition, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. Blind-spot monitors and parking sensors are optional. Its adaptive cruise control can go down to a stop and restart without driver intervention.

The NHTSA gives it five stars in safety, but their tests and ratings don't take into consideration the poor rearward vision through the narrow angular windows and sloping roofline.

In 2021 the IIHS gave it 'Good'? scores on five of its six crash tests, and an 'Acceptable'? on the small front overlap test.
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The 2022 Toyota Prius hybrid doesn't have the lead over the world that it once did. Some rivals now make cars that get competitive fuel economy, not to mention all-electric vehicles that weren't around when the Prius hit the market two decades ago. Toyota itself builds other hybrids that offer the same benefits as the Prius.

Still, the 2022 Prius performs better than ever. It has a roomy cabin and excellent safety features. For 2022 it gets a Nightshade Edition with black wheels, door handles, and badges, plus black trim accents inside and out. It also adds a heated steering wheel and heated black synthetic leather seats.

The 2022 Prius comes in front-wheel-drive or AWD-e form, or as a front-wheel-drive Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Its inline 4-cylinder engine displaces 1.8 liters and makes a combined 121 horsepower, using dual electric motors packaged as part of a planetary torque-split transmission. It has perky enough acceleration but it can't be called quick. However it gets 56 mpg combined, which makes perky sound fantastic.

Prius AWD-e models add another small motor to the rear axle to provide better traction.

The Prius can seat five, but the sloping roofline cuts head room in back, where it's not wide enough anyhow for three adults to ride in comfort. The rear seats fold to create as much cargo space as some crossovers, another huge plus.

In L Eco trim, the Prius earns an EPA rating of 58 mpg city, 53 highway, 56 combined. Other versions get 54/50/52 mpg; the AWD-e all-wheel-drive models drop about 3 mpg, to 51/47/49 mpg.

The Prius Prime adds an 8.8-kwh battery pack that can be charged in less than 2.5 hours with a 240V (Level 2) home wallbox or mobile connector. It earns 133 MPGe and offers 25 miles of all-electric range, or without a charge it's rated at 54 mpg combined.

The Prius offers a package of safety equipment called Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and traffic sign recognition, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. Blind-spot monitors and parking sensors are optional. Its adaptive cruise control can go down to a stop and restart without driver intervention.

The NHTSA gives it five stars in safety, but their tests and ratings don't take into consideration the poor rearward vision through the narrow angular windows and sloping roofline.

In 2021 the IIHS gave it 'Good'? scores on five of its six crash tests, and an 'Acceptable'? on the small front overlap test.
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$25,075 - $33,370 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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