Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius

2022 Toyota Prius

Pros: Outstanding fuel economy; front-seat legroom; cargo space

Cons: Visibility to rear corners; rear-seat legroom

CG Says: The 2022 Toyota Prius adds a Nightshade Edition appearance package, but sees no significant changes otherwise. The Prius is Toyota’s hybrid compact hatchback sedan and the Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid version that has an estimated all-electric driving range of 25 miles. A 1.8-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor produce a combined 121 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is the only transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and an available on-demand AWD system operates 0 to 6 mph and, if needed, up to 43 mph. Standard safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and mitigation, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist. LED headlights and keyless entry and starting are also standard. Parking assist, Siri Eyes Free, and head-up instrument display are available. Legroom is generous up front, but only adequate in the rear. The current-generation Prius was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and by now it feels less relevant and compelling against newer-design hybrids and pure EVs. Still, the Prius remains an excellent all-around commuter vehicle that delivers consistently outstanding fuel economy.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices L Eco: $26,100
LE: $27,310
AWD-e LE: $28,710
XLE: $30,320
AWD-e XLE: $31,150
XLE Nightshade Edition: $31,020
AWD-e XLE Nightshade Edition: $32,150
Limited: $34,395
Prime LE: $29,695
Prime XLE: $31,475
Prime Limited: $35,475

Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder/electric (Prius)
Horsepower
121
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
51-58
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
47-53

Optional Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder/electric (Prius Prime)
Horsepower
121
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
54
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)
133

2022 Toyota Prius
2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade Edition
2022 Toyota Prius
2022 Toyota Prius Prime
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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