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Eric's Autos: 2022 Toyota Prius

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Base price for the Prius Prime is $28,220.

What's New

To visually jazz up the Prius a bit, Toyota has added a Nightshade package to the list of available options. It includes black-anodized wheels and trim plus rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, a heated steering wheel and simulated leather seat covers and door panel surfaces.

What's Good

Practical -- and affordable.

Hatchback layout provides ample room for carrying large, unwieldy items.

 

AWD is available; other hybrids in the class such as the Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro don't offer it.

What's Not So Good

Center-mounted LCD touchscreen interface is not easy to use while driving.

Lacks the quickness that comes standard with most EVs.

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