2022 Toyota Prius Interior and Cargo

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2022 Prius Interior

The interior of the Prius has never been known as a benchmark in quality, and that doesn't change for the 2022 model. A sea of hard plastics and cheap materials greet you as you open the door, but they are arranged in a unique if quirky manner, at least. The dash swoops from one door to the other and features a 4.2-inch driver info display in the center that makes focusing on the road feel anything but natural, while a seven-inch infotainment display below this handles media. An expansive 11.6-inch display is available to enhance the feel of the cabin, but it's outdated. The SofTex imitation leather from XLE level and up does little to uplift the cockpit from its humble starting point.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Prius seats five individuals, assuming that you still have that many friends after buying a hybrid. Fortunately, they won't have too much reason to hate you since there's plenty of room in both rows. Headroom in the rear is naturally compromised, but you can sit back there for a couple of hours without too much discomfort, while legroom is commendable. In front, manually adjustable seats are standard with the driver getting a six-way seat and the passenger getting a four-way chair. However, you can upgrade to power-operated heated front seats on higher trims. As mentioned earlier, the biggest issue with this cabin is ergonomics, and although there's plenty of space and the seats are pretty comfy, the standard infotainment screen is a little too small and the driver info display keeps diverting your eyes. In addition, visibility out the back is rather poor.

2022 Toyota Prius Interior Dimensions:

Toyota Prius TrimsL EcoLELE AWD-eXLENightshadeXLE AWD-eNightshade AWD-eLimited
Seating55555555
Headroom Front Seat39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.
Headroom Back Seat37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.
Legroom Back Seat33.4 in.33.4 in.33.4 in.33.4 in.33.4 in.33.4 in.33.4 in.33.4 in.
Shoulder Room Front55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.
Shoulder Room Rear53 in.53 in.53 in.53 in.53 in.53 in.53 in.53 in.
Hip Room, Front53.4 in.53.4 in.53.4 in.53.4 in.53.4 in.53.4 in.53.4 in.53.4 in.
Hip Room, Rear51.9 in.51.9 in.51.9 in.51.9 in.51.9 in.51.9 in.51.9 in.51.9 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

As standard, you get fabric upholstery and plenty of plastic. This cloth finish is available on the base model in either Black or Moonstone, while the LE trim adds the option of Harvest Beige. Moving up to the XLE trim gives you SofTex imitation leather, but only the same three rather dull color options are available. The Nightshade Edition is as restricted inside as it is with paint choices, and you can only have black faux leather here. There's very little to get excited about outside of this, although the Nightshade Edition does have a semi-gloss black center console. Upper trims also have a steering wheel, upper door trims, and door armrest area trimmed in SofTex.

2022 Prius Trunk and Cargo Space

If you think that the Prius is only good at sipping fuel, then the cargo space of this car (technically a hatch) will surprise you. Most trims have 27.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and with that large tailgate opening, loading things in the back is easy. Fitting carry-on luggage for five will be a breeze, and if you have the need for more room, the rear seats fold in a 60/40 split on all models to open up an area of 50.7 cubic feet. The only models where there is a slight loss of space are the LE (due to a spare wheel) and the AWD models (due to an electric motor on the rear axle). Nevertheless, these are only mildly impaired and have 24.6 cubes behind the rear seats and 47.9 cubes when these seats are folded.

In the cabin, the door pockets are large and feature recesses for drinks bottles up front. The rear door pockets are considerably narrower, but both rows still get a pair of cupholders. There are also various storage bins including one in the center armrest and a decent glovebox.

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2022 Prius Infotainment and Features

Features

The base model in the Prius lineup is pretty well-specced. It gets bi-LED projector headlights with auto-off and auto high beams, heated wing mirrors, a 4.2-inch color driver info display, full-speed dynamic cruise control, keyless driver access with push-button start, single-zone automatic climate control, hill-start assist, a rearview camera, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision alert with pedestrian and cyclist detection. Moving up to the LE trim gains you specs like front and rear parking sensors, park assist, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Other available features include rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated power front seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, adaptive headlights, a sunroof, and keyless access for three doors.

Infotainment

The infotainment system in the Prius is equipped as standard with a seven-inch touchscreen display that supports Android Auto, as well as Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system. The system itself may be outdated, but it is easy to understand and fairly easy to use while on the move, although a bigger screen would certainly not go amiss. There is a bigger, 11.6-inch display fitted as standard on the top Limited trim, but this one is running older software and does without Android Auto. Still, it is accompanied by a powerful ten-speaker audio upgrade from JBL and boasts navigation as well as voice recognition.

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