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2022 Nissan Leaf vs. 2022 Toyota Prius

Driving around the North Tampa area can be costly when filling up your tank, which is why you have probably noticed all the electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads. They’re everywhere these days and for a good reason. Not only do you save money by not needing to stop at the gas station, but you also have all the high-tech features and performance that you get with some of the higher-end luxury vehicles.

Two of the most popular electric and hybrid cars on Florida roads today are the 2022 Nissan Leaf and the 2022 Toyota Prius. But which one has the features, reliability, engine performance, and range that outlasts the other? That’s exactly what we wanted to find out for ourselves with this head-to-head battle.

Let’s see for ourselves which one comes out on top between:

2022 Nissan Leaf vs. 2022 Toyota Prius

While they may appear to have all the same technology and capabilities at first glance, there’s a clear-cut winner when you look closer at things like price, fuel economy, and standard features. So, we’re going to take you through this comprehensive head-to-head battle so that you can decide which one is best for you. And when we come out the other side with the 2022 Nissan Leaf as the clear victor, be sure to visit our showroom at Maus Nissan North Tampa to take one for a test drive!

Let the best car win!

Fuel Economy

It may not make sense initially to compare an all-electric car to a hybrid, but it’s good to get down to the nitty-gritty with a good old-fashioned car battle. For example, the Nissan Leaf has a range of 226 miles on a full charge and can easily be charged at home or a charging station for those long road trips.

Whereas the Prius is a hybrid that gets up to 58 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway and charges its battery by using regenerative braking technology. Or it will recharge the battery when it’s depleted by using the combustion engine. With its 11.4-gallon tank, the 2022 Prius can get up to 632 miles per tank. But you’re still having to budget money for gas all year long, while with the 2022 Nissan Leaf, you can finally say goodbye to the pump as you zip by it for good!

Engine

This is one category that the Leaf that beats the Prius off the line literally. Thanks to its standard electric motor, the Leaf puts out 147-horsepower, which is 26 more horses than under the hood of the 2022 Prius. If you spring for the Leaf Plus, you’ll discover 214 horses to play with when you hit the gas.

The Prius comes standard with a 1.8 DOHC 4-cylinder hybrid engine that has 121 horses at your disposal, and it just doesn’t even hold a candle to the 2022 Nissan Leaf, whether it’s off the line or in the long run.

Safety Features

Nissan has been leading the way with their standard driver assistance and safety features inside the ProPilot Assist safety package, and the Leaf continues that tradition. The 2022 Nissan Leaf comes with a standard blind-spot warning system that uses sensors to alert you to objects in your blind spots and moves the EV back into the lane. You have to pay for an upgraded Prius to the LE/XLE/Limited trims to get a blind-spot warning system. You’ll also find standard features on the Leaf like a rear cross-path warning system and even an optional Around View Monitor to help with parking on the Leaf.

Both cars come with standard driver assistance features like lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available daytime running lights, and driver alert monitors.

Bottom Line

First things first, the bottom line is that there are really three points to zero that have been scored in favor of the Leaf. Unless you love having to stop and fill up your tank for the entire time you own your Prius.

Here’s a quick recap of the ways that the Leaf beats the Prius:

More standard safety features.

Better engine performance.

Premium EV technology and capabilities.

The Prius does win out in range on one tank, but again, it is a hybrid, so you still have to use gas and burn fossil fuels.

Test Drive A 2022 Nissan Leaf Today!

If the 2021 Leaf has got you clamoring for an all-electric vehicle, there’s one waiting for you to take for a test drive!

Come down to Maus Nissan North Tampa today or give us a call to schedule your test drive at 813-800-6287!