2022 Toyota Prius

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Toyota Prius highlights

Customer rating


  • Plentiful interior room
  • Large cargo with the seats down
  • Fuel-sipping performance


  • Subpar infotainment system
  • Frustrating acceleration
  • Jittery ride on rough pavement

Mileage (EPA estimate)

51 city, 47 highway, 49 combined

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Versatile, with tons of space.

When you're researching the best hybrids for your needs, you'll find one car topping most lists: the 2022 Toyota Prius. Not only was the Prius the first mass-produced hybrid, but it has remained a standout since its introduction. The 2022 Toyota Prius is versatile and appealing, whether you're looking for a family-friendly car that can fit car seats and baby equipment, a commuter car that's simple to park in the city, or an all-wheel drive hybrid for trips to the mountains. While we currently do not have many 2022 Toyota Priuses on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2022 model, you should also consider prior/other model years of the Toyota Prius with similar features.

All Toyota Prius years

What is new for the 2022 Toyota Prius?

  • The Prius is available in a new trim called the Nightshade.
  • The 20th Anniversary Edition trim has been discontinued for 2022.

2022 Toyota Prius trims

Curious how Toyota Prius trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities






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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Toyota Prius

1. Tons of cargo space

2022 Toyota Prius: Color options | CarMax

When it comes to fitting your bags, boxes, or equipment, the 2022 Toyota Prius can rival small SUVs. The hatchback comes standard with 27.4 cu-ft of cargo space, increasing to 50.7 cu-ft when the rear seats are folded flat. There's so much room in the back of the 2022 Prius that some campers sleep right in the car. Even if you prefer to skip camping and sleep in your own bed, you'll appreciate the space for moving, transporting sports equipment, or having your furry friend ride in the back.

2. Tip-top tech

2022 Toyota Prius: Infotainment system | CarMax

The 2022 Toyota Prius comes standard with all the tech features you could want. The hatchback has a seven-inch touch screen. Hooking up your phone is easy with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa® connectivity. If that's not enough, a Wi-Fi hotspot is available on all models—keeping you connected and younger passengers entertained on long trips.

3. Plenty of driver-assist features

2022 Toyota Prius: Steering wheel | CarMax

The 2022 Toyota Prius comes with a host of driver-assist features, including collision warnings, lane-keep assist, and traffic sign recognition. Additional driver-assist features like blind-spot monitoring are available. All 2022 Toyota Priuses come with a rear seat reminder, useful for parents and anyone else who regularly drives children. Whether you stick with the standard package or opt for a Prius with more features, you'll feel confident knowing that the Prius will get you where you need to go.

4. Available All-Wheel Drive

2022 Toyota Prius: Gear shifter | CarMax

When you're shopping for a car, you shouldn't have to compromise wants and needs. If you want the space of a hatchback, the might of all-wheel drive and the light impact of a hybrid, the Toyota Prius fits the bill. Since 2019 the Prius has been available with all-wheel drive, giving it extra appeal if you live in a cold, snowy, or icy climate.

5. Sleek styling

2022 Toyota Prius: Interior view of dashboard and windshield | CarMax

The 2022 Toyota Prius is the first Prius available in a Nightshade edition, perfect if you're looking for extra style points. This edition, which builds on Toyota's Nightshade styling for other makes and models, includes black exterior accents on the body and wheels. Inside, you'll find Nightshade edition standard, SofTex®-trimmed, heated front seats, and chrome door accents.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2022 Toyota Prius, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

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The Kia Niro is perfect for city drivers or commuters who want a vehicle that fits their green-conscious lifestyle. It's a small front-wheel drive SUV that is available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric model across 2019–2022 model years. The Niro has seating for five and 19.4 cu-ft of cargo space on model years 2017–2022 so you'll have plenty of space for that next road trip, no matter what powertrain configuration you choose.

Here's what you'll find standard on the Niro hybrid in model years 2017–2022:

  • Standard seven-inch touchscreen

  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

  • Available driver-assist features

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Toyota Prius an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Toyota Prius 6th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Toyota Prius features and specs

XLE 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Head Up Display
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Sunroof(s)

2022 Toyota Prius FAQ

More about the 2022 Toyota Prius

Color options

2022 Toyota Prius: Color options | CarMax

Interior colors:

  • Black (Nightshade only)

  • Moonstone

  • Harvest beige

Exterior colors:

  • Classic Silver Metallic

  • Electric Storm Blue

  • Magnetic Gray Metallic

  • Midnight Black Metallic

  • Sea Glass Pearl

  • Supersonic Red

  • White

  • Wind Chill Pearl

Interior details

The 2022 Toyota Prius comes standard with seating for five people, and the rear seat has 33.4 inches of legroom. The Prius shines with cargo space, with 24.7 cu-ft available. The L Eco and LE trims have three USB ports, while the XLE trim adds wireless charging. That trim marks the transition from cloth to synthetic leather seats. The Nightshade edition adds chrome interior accents.

Child seat details

The Toyota Prius has two sets of LATCH anchors, on the rear outboard seats. All three seats in the back have rear car seat tethers. However, you won't be able to fit three car seats side-by-side in the Prius. With 37.4 inches of headroom, the Toyota Prius will be able to accommodate rear-facing car seats without the driver and front passenger feeling cramped.


The 2022 Toyota Prius is not a performance-orientated vehicle. All models have 121-hp, produced from a 1.8L four-cylinder engine and electric motors. They have a top speed of 101 mph, and go zero to 60 in about 10.3 seconds. The 2022 Toyota Prius with front-wheel drive has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 52 miles-per-gallon combined. 

Year comparison

2009–2015 Toyota Prius (Third Generation)

The third-generation Prius came standard with a 134-hp motor. It was only available in front-wheel drive but offered plenty of passenger and cargo space. The base of the 2015 model had plenty of features, including a touchscreen and Bluetooth® connectivity.

2016–present Toyota Prius (Fourth Generation)

The fourth-generation Prius comes standard with a 121-hp motor and heaps of cargo space. At first, this generation only offered front-wheel drive, but a 2019 refresh introduced all-wheel drive as an available option. In subsequent years more tech and driver-assist features became standard.

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