2022 Toyota Prius Limited – The Remarkably Efficient Hatchback Gets Better
The 2022 Toyota Prius is another episode in what continues to be a legendary run by another Toyota. The remarkably efficient hatch has been moderately redesigned for 2022, with the promise of better fuel economy and improved aesthetics.
While the Prius has never been known to win races, most people invest in the Prius Eco because it boasts impressive EPA figures. The 2022 Toyota Prius is no different, boasting 56mpg, and happens to be the only compact hybrid with an all-wheel-drive system.
The latest lineup boasts of a Nightshade model, available in Midnight Black, Silver, and Super White. The 17-inch wheels are back, in addition to a heated steering wheel and front seats.
Performance and Experience
Anyone who owns a Toyota Prius or has maybe owned one in the past knows that the powertrain is bulletproof but isn’t the most thrilling. However, the 2022 Toyota Prius, in our experience, has been slightly tweaked offering improved driver comfort and a slightly zippier feel when driving the vehicle.
The All-wheel-drive model has an electric motor that works separately from the baked-in traditional hybrid system, providing power to the rear wheels. The mix of regenerative and friction braking has also greatly improved. If you owned a Prius from maybe two or more years ago, the 2022 model would make a good upgrade, at least in terms of overall driving experience.
The EPA rates the 2022 Toyota Prius at around 58 mpg for city driving and 53 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive model is a little worse, rated at 52 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway. If anything, the 2022 Toyota Prius continues to be one of the thriftiest vehicles in its class.
Cabin Comfort and Experience
One of the first things we noticed with the 2022 Toyota Prius is the somewhat roomier interior. There is more legroom for passengers in the back, and there is more than enough cargo room to make it a great family, daily driver.
The seating position is the same as it is in previous models; though, this time around, it feels a lot plusher and more premium. The center console is still cluttered but feels less plasticky than its predecessor. If anything, we appreciate that Toyota has taken the time out to make the interior more appealing to people other than diehard Prius fans.
Speaking of the infotainment system, the Prius Limited we got our hands on comes with an 11.6-inch, bright touchscreen, and support for Alexa and Apple CarPlay.
The 2022 Toyota Prius is still one of the best hybrids you can buy. Toyota isn’t known for making drastic changes or revisions to its vehicles. However, those incremental improvements make their vehicles highly reliable and offer owners the benefit of excellent resale.
While competition has grown since the Prius first launched two decades ago, it is still a vehicle you can’t go wrong with. That’s why we have no problem recommending the 2022 Toyota Prius Limited.