The 2022 Toyota Prius is a hatchback known for efficiency and reliability, once being a large force behind the hybrid market. Nowadays, the wave of competition seems to have beaten back the Prius in their own ways. Although it’s still a respectable choice in terms of fuel efficiency and carrying capacity, it doesn’t have the performance that can be seen with its rivals. This 2022 Toyota Prius review will look into the specs and features that’s present on its different trim levels.
The 2022 Toyota Prius has an additional trim level available for this year’s lineup: The Nightshade Model. This version of the Prius comes with 3 alternate colorways and features black wheels, lug nuts, and other exterior design elements. The interior is fitted with many of the premium features found on higher tier levels of the Toyota Prius.
The 2022 Toyota Prius price point varies according to which of the many trim levels you choose to go for. We find that the whole lineup offers a lot of versatility to buyers but not to the level achieved by previous models. The XLE models which could be considered as the mid-tier of the lineup has standard features which are well-worth the price of admission. The roster of 2022 Toyota Prius colors include White, Supersonic Red, Electric Storm Blue, and 5 other colorway options. Below is our 2022 Toyota Prius cost table which details the starting MSRPs of the different trim levels:
|2022 Toyota Prius L Eco||$24,625*|
|2022 Toyota Prius LE||$25,835*|
|2022 Toyota Prius LE AWD-e||$27,235*|
|2022 Toyota Prius XLE||$28,845*|
|2022 Toyota XLE AWD-e||$29,675*|
|2022 Toyota Nightshade Edition AWD-e||$30,675*|
|2022 Toyota Nightshade Edition FWD||$29,545*|
|2022 Toyota Prius Limited||$32,920*|
Toyota is quite known for their lease deals and financing options, all made for drivers who want a lightweight method of buying their dream cars. You can find the 2022 Toyota Prius lease price on their official website along with a list of partnered car dealers. Make sure to check these resources to figure out if you’re getting the best deal you can for your money.
The 2022 Toyota Prius specs showcase a hybrid system powered by a 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine and Electric Motors. The traditional gasoline engine produces 96 horsepower and 105 pounds-feet of torque. The electric portion of the system has an output of 71 horsepower and has a voltage rating of 600v maximum. All models come in either an all-wheel drive setup or a front-wheel drive model. The transmission system is an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable system which is present on all models.
The Prius makes use of either a Lithium-ion Battery Pack or a Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery. These come in either 201.6V or 207.2V variants which depends on the trim level.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The fuel efficiency of the 2022 Toyota Prius isn’t up to par with some of the other Hybrids on the market right now. However, it’s still got some respectable scores from the EPA which make it still quite an economical choice. The choice between all-wheel drive models and front-wheel drive models depends on preferences as their MPG scores aren’t too far off from each other. The L Eco would be the best choice for those who really place an emphasis on cutting down fuel costs. Below are the different MPG ratings of the notable 2022 Toyota Prius models.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota Prius L Eco||58||53||56|
|2022 Toyota Prius LE||54||50||52|
|2022 Toyota Prius LE AWD-e||51||47||49|
|2022 Toyota Prius XLE||54||50||52|
|2022 Toyota XLE AWD-e||51||47||49|
|2022 Toyota Nightshade Edition AWD-e||51||47||49|
|2022 Toyota Nightshade Edition FWD||54||50||52|
|2022 Toyota Prius Limited||54||50||52|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
There’s something for everyone when it comes to the 2022 Toyota Prius interior space. However, we do find that the center-mounted layout of the information display lends itself to be more cumbersome compared to usual designs. Passenger capacity stands at around 93.1 cubic feet and is designed to seat 5 people. Depending on the model, either fabric or SofTex material will be used for the seat’s covers. Cargo capacity on the Prius is ample enough for a good number of bulky items, groceries, or anything else you may have to carry around. It’s rated at 27.4 cubic feet with the seats deployed and 50.7 cubic feet with the seats folded away.
The infotainment loadout depends on the 2022 Toyota Prius configuration you choose to go with. Most models come equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen display which can be up [graded to an 11.6-inch touchscreen on higher-end models. The 11.6-inch screen also comes with split-screen display mode which is used to show additional features about the car like its current battery level. All models come standard with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, with the latter allowing for access to the brand’s many services and apps. Drivers may also avail of a 3-month Platinum trial for SiriusXM alongside Toyota’s own suite of connected services. The sound system of most models consists of a 6-speaker setup which is improved on the premier models. The Limited Prius uses a 10-speaker setup that’s paired with an integrated amplifier for enhanced sound quality and is sourced from JBL.
The 2022 Toyota Prius has scored flying marks with the NHTSA, being rated 5-stars for overall car safety. Toyota has made sure that the safety and driver-assistive suite is one that’s worthy of the rating, ensuring that drivers have safe journeys ahead. Some of the standard features found on most models include Pre-collision Systems, a Lane Tracing Assist, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and even a Road Sign Assist system. Further enhancements include an Intelligent Clearance Sonar and a Color Head-Up Display for the driver to use. Blind Spot Monitors are only available on trim levels above the L series.
Toyota offers a decent set of warranty perks which just about matches those given by other car manufacturers. Their limited warranty plan spans 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their powertrain warranty which lasts 5 years which has a mileage limit of 60,000 miles driven. Since it makes use of a hybrid powertrain, it also comes with a warranty coverage for hybrid components available for 8 years with a mileage limit of 100,000 miles. Toyota also offers complimentary scheduled maintenance as a perk to all vehicles. This can be availed of for 2 years or the first 25,000 miles driven.