There is a lot to like about driving the 2022 Toyota Prius Prime. If you are thinking of trying out an electric car (MPGe). The new Prius plug in hybrid is a good place to start with a solid drive range. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features worth exploring.
2022 Toyota Prius Prime
The 2022 Toyota Prius is a dual-motor vehicle. There is the EV (Electric Vehicle) Mode and the HV (Hybrid Vehicle) Mode.
Performance – Drive Range
There is also EV Auto Mode that selects between EV and hybrid driving based on road conditions and demand to enable you to optimize the car’s efficiency. Hybrid Mode combines the electric power from the HV battery with the gas engine to drive the Prius with maximum efficiency. This combination boosts the acceleration feel at full highway speed.
This 2022 Prime has an EPA estimated 25 miles driving range (MPGe) in EV Mode without using any fuel. When needed, use the Prius plug in mode to recharge the electric motor. If the charge runs too low, or there aren’t any Prius plug in EV charging stations nearby, the Prius Prime will continue to run in hybrid mode with an estimated mpge of 54. The lightweight construction of the Prius Prime, along with the advanced plug in hybrid technology, results in an EPA-estimated 133 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). The driving range and MPGe efficiency are impressive.
The aerodynamic design of the 2022 Toyota Prius Prime includes an active front grille shutter that closes when driving at higher speeds. Other features include underbody covers, side body fins, and dual-wave rear glass design.
The 2022 Prius Prime’s carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymer rear hatch features more than just the unique design of the dual-wave glass. The hatch is both rigid and lightweight. Using this advanced material reduces the overall weight of the car and helps contribute to the Prime’s efficiency.
The Prius Prime has striking Quad-LED projector headlights. Optional LED fog lights and accent lights help you see more clearly when driving at night. The rear taillights are equipped with LED lamps that produce brighter light while consuming less energy.
The Prime Plug In Hybrid seats up to five comfortably. There is also room for gear in the rear cargo space. The 60/40 split second-row seats allow you to fold down either side for maximum versatility. Folding them both down affords you 36.6 cubic feet of storage space.
Heated front seats offer warmth for you and your front passenger with a simple flip of a switch.
The 2022 Toyota Prius comes with an available intuitive 11.6-inch multimedia display That utilizes zoom, tap, and swipe gestures to give you a smartphone-like experience.
The Prius plug in has an available charging cable lock to give you peace of mind when charging at a public station. The charge port is equipped with a secure locking mechanism that ensures your charging isn’t interrupted. When finished charging, unlock with your Smart Key fob.
Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard and allows you to ask Siri to play music and do other tasks hands-free. Android Auto pairs with your Smartphone to access apps, make and accept calls, and play music. Amazon Alexa connectivity allows you to listen to the news, find places to eat or stay, and control your smart-home devices.
The Prius Prime has an available JBL Premium Audio system with 10 speakers. The Prime also has Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging with a non-slip holder.
As with most Toyota models, the 2022 Prius includes a suite of driver-assist safety technologies. These include:
- Automatic High Beams
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Intelligent Parking Assist
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Lane Tracing Assist
- Pre-Collision System With Pedestrian Detection
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Road Sign Assist
This car also has Safety Connect that offers quick, accessible emergency assistance to aid you in obtaining roadside assistance, stolen vehicle location, and collision notification.