2022 Toyota Prius hybrid

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Ranked #9 in Compact Hatchback

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$24,625 - $29,575

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Key Spec of 2022 Toyota Prius hybrid
fuel economy

58/56/58

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

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2022 Toyota Prius hybrid Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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The 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid is coming with no major upgrade except for a newly added Nightshade Edition in the production line. The other configurations in its 5-trim level belt are the L Eco, LE, XLE, and Limited having a price tag ranging from $24,525 to $32,820. Moreover, it will also feature the same 121 hp 1.8L I-4 Hybrid powertrain, returning up to 58 MPG, hitched either in FWD or AWDe depending on the trims where the latter costs $1,400 more.  



The Toyota Prius Hybrid is available with an interior cargo capacity of up to 27.4 cu-ft that seems pretty generous. In addition to that, it has been introduced with 8 exterior colors for desirable finishes. And leasing it charges $343/month for 36 months along with a signing payment of $2,993. As far as the rivalry is concerned, there are other hybrids such as the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Honda Insight Hybrid, and Kia Niro that shares this market space.     

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ProsConsWhat's New

Excellent fuel economy

Low interior space compared to rivals

Returns unchanged for 2022 model year

Very affordable for the package

Outdated and odd styling

Large cargo capacity

Lackluster performance and driving dynamics

Toyota's bulletproof reliability

Over All Rating

6.9

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Engine and Performace9.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance6.00
Fuel Economy7.00
Interior6.00
Exterior5.00
Safety5.00
Competition8.00
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Trims

L$24,625 onwards

  • 7-Inch touchscreen
  • Automatic climate control
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Keyless entry (driver's door only) and ignition

LE$27,135 onwards

  • Automated parallel parking system
  • Cargo cover
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear window wiper

Nightshade$29,545 onwards

  • Black exterior trim elements

XLE$29,575 onwards

  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated and SofTex-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Simulated leather seating surfaces
  • Wireless charging pad


Colors and Styles

2022 Toyota Prius hybrid in Magnetic Gray Metallic color
Magnetic Gray Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

"The 2022 Toyota Prius remains a remarkably efficient hatchback, but it's no longer the must-have hybrid it once was." - Car And Driver

The 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid is a carry-over model from the 2021 model year. However, it does sport a newer Nightshade Edition at $29,445 in the midst of its trim lineup starting with L Eco at $24,525 and ending with Limited at $32,820. Its best fuel mileage still rests at 58 MPG thanks to its efficient 1.8L I-4 Hybrid engine. However, its J.D.Power Rating of a mere 76 slightly dents its reliability and quality indices. 

Moreover, the Toyota Prius Hybrid depreciates by $8,853 in 5 years that may bring its resale value down to $15,000. Meanwhile, the fuel cost amounts to be $4,027 for the same time period considering the 15,000 miles/year average range. Including the repair expense of nearly $601 and maintenance payment of $3,118 might further increase one's finance figures. 

2022 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback Front View
2022 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback Rear View

Buying Advice

The XLE trim of the 2022 Toyota Prius is the one to have in one's garage. The heated front seats and SofTex touches on the seat fill in the void of lower trim cabins. The added safety features over the base L Eco and bigger alloy wheel further enhance its price tag justification and makes it to be the most cost-effective in the lineup.   

Features
8.0/10

"Although the segment has come a long way in the last 20 years, the funky Toyota hatchback is still a fierce competitor." - Motor Trend

The 2022 Toyota Prius is a 5-trim hybrid hatchback having L Eco as the base variant at $24,525. This configuration gets features such as the Fabric-trimmed seats and Audio Plus with 6-Speaker Sound system along with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 as standards. The LE comes next with a price of $25,735 with which Intelligent Clearance Sonar and Blind-Spot Monitor Units are further added to ensure a safe drive. 

 The XLE trim costs $28,575 and tends to enhance the comfort with Heated front SofTex-trimmed seats and heated steering wheel. It also receives 17-inch wheels to ride on instead of the 15-inch alloy wheels. The Nightshade Edition with an expense has been integrated with the same convenience as that of the XLE. The last in the queue is the Limited at $32,820 having an exclusive Navigation System, 10-speaker JBL premium audio system, and other assets.         

Trims

L Eco

LE

XLE

Nightshade Edition

Limited

MSRP (FWD)

$24,525

$25,735

$28,575

$29,445

$32,820

MSRP (AWDe)

N/A

$27,135

$29,575

$30,575 N/A

Key Features

4.2-inch color dual Multi-Information Display

Blind-Spot Monitor

Heated front seats

Heated front seats

Navigation System

 

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Forward Collision Mitigation

SofTex-trimmed heated steering wheel SofTex-trimmed heated steering wheel Adaptive Cruise Control
 

Fabric-trimmed seats

Intelligent Clearance Sonar SofTex-trimmed seats Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

11.6-inch touchscreen

 

Audio Plus with 6-Speaker Sound system

15-inch wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

 

10-speaker JBL premium audio system


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Engine and Performance
6.0/10

"Sky-high fuel efficiency with front or all-wheel drive remains the main draw for Toyota's iconic Prius hybrid." - cars.com

The 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid has been powered with a 1.8L I-4 hybrid powertrain that churns out 121 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. It is coupled with a standard CVT either in RWD or AWDe. However, the optional AWDe can be availed of with LE, XLE, and Nightshade Edition trims only.  

The Toyota Prius Hybrid comes with a Drive Select Mode that makes shift among the EV, Eco, and Power modes. The Eco is simply meant for an economical drive while the Power can help you squeeze past quickly in the cities. But it feels a slight sluggish while throttling and the soft suspensions dampen undulation insignificantly. 

The 2022 Prius Hybrid accelerates from 0-60 MPH in 10.8 seconds while a quarter-mile takes 18 seconds on the clock. Apart from these, it has been armed with a regenerative brake system having 10-inch front vent and 10.2-inch rear disc rotors that bring it from 70-0 MPH within 194 ft.   

Models

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid

MSRP

$24,525

$24,405

$26,225

$28,765

Engine

1.8L Inline-4 + Electric Motor

1.6L Inline-4 + Electric Motor

1.5L Inline-4 + Electric Motor

1.6L Inline-4 + Electric Motor

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

6-speed automatic

CVT

6-speed automatic

Power

121 hp @ 5,200 RPM

139 hp @ 5,700 RPM

151 hp @ 6,000 RPM

139 hp @ 5,700 RPM

Torque

105 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

109 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

99 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

195 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM

0-60 MPH 10.8 sec 8.9 sec 7.7 sec 9.5 sec
Quarter-mile 18.0 sec 16.8. sec 16.2 sec 17.2 sec
Top Speed 104 MPH 115 MPH 114 MPH 110 MPH

Based on the comparison, the Prius Hybrid is 1.1 seconds slower than the Ioniq Hybrid in 0-60 MPH. On the other hand, Honda Insight Hybrid has a 10 MPH higher top speed than its Toyota counterpart but is nearly $2,000 more expensive than the latter too.  

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

"The Toyota Prius is one of the highest-rated vehicles for fuel economy, and one of the most efficient models without a charge port." - The Car Connection

The 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid has a fuel economy of 55 MPG overall that can be increased to 58 MPG in the cities. With its 11.3-gallon fuel tank, it returns a range coverage of over 600 miles in all driving conditions. 

Models

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid

MPG (City)

58

57

55

49

MPG (Highway)

53

59

49

51

MPG (Combined)

55

58

52

46

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

11.3

11.9

10.6

11.9

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

615/599/622

678/702/690

583/519/551

559/581/524

As per data, the Toyota Prius Hybrid has 70 miles deficit in combined range practicality against the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, thanks to 3 MPG better efficiency of the Hyundai. Meanwhile, the 2022 Prius Hybrid has 100 miles more range than the Kia Niro despite having a 0.6-gallon smaller tank.  

Interior
6.0/10

"The Prius is a fundamentally easy car to get into and drive. Aside from the shifter, all other controls will feel immediately comfortable to the majority of drivers." - Edmunds

The interior of the 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid is an open spacious cabin with Fabric and SofTex seat trims on offer. The Fabric accents include the shades of Black and Moonstone while the SofTex adds Harvest Beige along with the same two Fabric formats.

Not just that, the SofTex-trimmed steering and seats available in the Toyota Prius Hybrid are incorporated with heat function from XLE onwards. Also, it has a smart-flow automatic climate control for interior temperature regulation and a cargo capacity of 27.4 cu-ft for loading necessary stuffs. 

Models

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.4/55.0/42.2

39.1/56.1/42.2

39.3/56.9/42.3

40.1/56.0/41.7

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.4/53.0/33.4

36.9/55.0/37.7

36.9/55.0/37.4

39.1/55.2/37.4

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

27.4

24.5

15.2

19.4

The 2022 Prius Hybrid has a 12.2 cu-ft bigger cargo volume than Insight that reduces to 3 cu-ft when compared against the Ioniq Hybrid. However, both Ioniq and Insight come with 4-inch better legroom in the rear row. Meanwhile, the infotainment unit of the Prius Hybrid entails the Audio Plus with a 7-inch touchscreen as standard.   

The 6-speaker audio unit makes up for the musical notes and rhythms. However, one can experience the 10-speaker JBL premium audio system and use an 11.6-inch touchscreen in the Limited Trim. This trim also features the algorithm of the exclusive Navigation unit. The other notable features are: 

  • 7-inch / 11.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 6-speaker sound system 
  • Power adjustable and heated front seats
  • SofTex Upholstery on seats and steering wheel
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa integration
  • Climate control with pollen filter
Exterior
5.0/10

"The Prius has been an aesthetically polarizing car over the years, but that's part of the car's charm." - Kelley Blue Book

The 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid remains the same in dimension and curves with its 8 exterior colors. The finishes of the Midnight Black Metallic, Electric Storm Blue, and Sea Glass Pearl make it stand out in the crowd. Though its fascia is tech armed with Bi-LEDs in pairing with High Beam Assist but it lacks the appeal of modern design cravings. 

The Toyota Prius Hybrid sprints on the tracks with its 15-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels as per trims. Moreover, the Adaptive Front Light System has been kept exclusive for the Limited trim. Swaying away from this brings the additional Premium Convenience Package at $515 into the light which adorns the top with a tilt/slide moonroof. 

Models

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,010

2,996

2,987

3,100

Length (inches)

180.0

176.0

183.6

171.5

Width (inches)

69.3

71.7

71.6

71.7

Height (inches)

57.9

56.9

55.5

60.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.1

5.3

5.1

6.3

Wheelbase (inches)

106.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

From the numbers, it is evident that the 2022 Prius Hybrid has a 1-inch smaller ground clearance than the Kia Niro. This aids in going through extreme terrains or undulation-laden tracks. The Hyundai Ioniq, simultaneously, shares the curb weight and overall length and dimension with Prius to a large extent, resulting in parallel dynamics.

  • Bi-LED projector low- and high-beam headlights with auto-off feature
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • 15-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED clearance lights
  • Active grille shutter
  • Heated power outside mirrors with folding feature

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Safety
5.0/10

"The Prius comes standard with a comprehensive suite of active-safety features." - CarsDirect

The 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid is a structural sound platform that has a safety rating of 5-star by NHTSA and a "Good" by IIHS. However, it misses to be the part of the "Top Safety Pick" award. Regarding its standard and optional safety features, some of them have been listed down:  

  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Automatic Collision Notification
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid vs 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

The 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid lags behind the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid in all parameters. Right from the performance to range practicality to seating spaciousness, the Ioniq is far superior to the Toyota Prius Hybrid and hence gets the preference. 

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid vs 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

The 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid has an impressive range and fuel economy against the Honda Insight Hybrid. However, when it comes to performance and cabin roominess, especially in the rear row, the Insight takes the edge and comes out to be a better proposition than the Toyota Prius Hybrid. 

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid vs 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid

Spacious on the inside and power performer on the outside, the Kia Niro is a step ahead of the 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid. Though the miles coverage favors Toyota Prius Hybrid but it's not enough to make it a compelling choice between the two. 

 

Final Verdict

The 2022 Toyota Prius is a decent hatchback for sale by the brand considering its features and technology. But the underwhelming sophistication inside the cabin in terms of comfort and engagement and the corresponding low power performance do stain its overall image against its rivals. Hence, the Hyundai Ioniq and other potent rivals can be further checked out before making it the final call.

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Continuously Variable Transmission


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2021 Toyota Prius hybrid

XLE 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 4, 2022

An efficient daily commuter

Pros - Fuel efficiency, spacious cabin, comfortable ride and trunk space.

Cons - Pokey acceleration, less rear headroom and underpowered engine.

Hybrid hatchback with no driving pleasure. I chose the Prius about two months ago because it appealed to me as a no-frills daily commuter with excellent fuel efficiency. Unless your notion of enjoyment behind the wheel is seeing how little gasoline you can use on your commute, don't expect the Prius to provide much driving pleasure. The Prius' roomy cabin and outstanding fuel efficiency, on the o...

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Reliability
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Christian

2021 Toyota Prius hybrid

XLE 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 12, 2022

Good for a regular commute but nothing exciting about it

Pros - Tech savvy car. Outstanding gas range. Large trunk.

Cons - Poor cabin materials. No character what so ever.

Do not expect for any drive engagement Buy the Prius only if you're looking for a car just for your regular commute. The Prius is a tech loaded car and is definitely well updated for the current day and age but the quality of materials used is just poor and its no fun what so ever to drive the Prius as its been almost impossible for me to establish an emotional connect with the car. the best part...

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Safety
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Reliability
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Chastity

2020 Toyota Prius hybrid

XLE 5dr Hatchback AWD (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 1, 2022

Good hybrid car for the money

Pros - Excellent fuel economy, comfortable ride, roomy seating and cargo space, and easy to maneuver around town.

Cons - Acceleration and noisy engine.

Efficient and safe hatchback with a noisy engine. Last year, in the middle of March, I acquired a 2020 Toyota Prius. It has enough space for both front and rear seat passengers. It has a large cargo room and a plethora of active safety systems as standard. It is also extremely pleasant to drive, and its hybrid system achieves an impressive above 50 mpg in combined city/highway driving. Although i...

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Toyota Prius hybrid 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,413
5 Year Cost To Own
$36,693
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $36,693
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$5,705$1,671$1,560$1,858$1,765$12,559
Insurance$1,234$1,357$1,327$1,395$1,438$6,751
Fuel$818$902$908$925$968$4,521
Maintenance$25$536$513$1,037$1,957$4,068
Repairs$-7$-33$83$285$426$754
Financing Interest$1,739$1,420$1,066$644$263$5,132
Taxes and Fees$2,286$211$137$126$148$2,908
Total Cost-To-Own$11,800$6,064$5,594$6,270$6,965$36,693
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