Prime fuel economy

So what about that plug-in portion? Well those two electric motors when plugged in, boost up the overall fuel economy. When fully charged, the Prius Prime can drive 25 miles on electric only, conserving fuel on the already efficient system. Charge times can take almost six hours on a standard 120-volt outlet or around two hours on an installed 240-volt outlet. But basically an overnight plug in boosts up overall fuel economy for the Prius Prime.

As such, the 2022 Prius Prime is rated at 55 mpg/city and 53 mpg/highway. This is the only talking point that matters for the Prius Prime. This is why you buy this vehicle. Who cares if it’s sluggish or has weird shifts thanks to the CVT? You will hardly ever have to fill this car up. Name one vehicle that has range of more than 50 mpg that also has gasoline (and thus no EV range anxiety)?

The rest of the Prius Prime is as you’d expect. The interior is more streamlined with the rest of the Toyota line, which…

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