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Already known for its exceptional fuel efficiency, the 2022 Prius reaches new heights with up to an EPA-estimated combined 56 mpg.
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Let's Go Places: Poke your head through the clouds

The Space Needle is one of the most iconic destinations in Seattle (and the entire Northwest region). Tourists and locals alike can enjoy a day or night inside this futuristic architectural phenomenon. Whether you want a new profile picture, a place to go with your family from out of town, or a romantic dinner with a view, the Space Needle has it all.

For the real thrill-seekers, there's another "attraction" at the Space Needle that is guaranteed to make your heart skip a few beats. The Spire Climb allows brave individuals to ascend the rungs on the actual spire of the Space Needle to reach its highest point, more than 600 feet off of the ground. To have a chance at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, you'll need to participate in the Base 2 Space climb, which benefits the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Space Needle Foundation.

Of course, you can always just ride the elevator to the top, enjoy some food and drinks in the lounge, and take some pictures on the glass-enclosed observation deck for a wonderful day above the Seattle skyline.

Visiting the Space Needle means you'll be driving near downtown Seattle. Some people don't mind it while others begrudgingly endure the traffic and parking to enjoy the fun there. Take the stress out of driving with the 2022 Toyota Prius XLE.

Already known for its exceptional fuel efficiency, the 2022 Prius reaches new heights with up to an EPA-estimated combined 56 mpg. That's enough to go from Seattle to Snoqualmie Pass with just one gallon of gas!

If you've ever tried to park on the downtown streets, you know the value of having a car that can maneuver in tight spaces. The Prius is the perfect fit for parallel parking, traveling in narrow lanes, and making quick turns.

Don't underestimate its size, though. The rear seats employ a 60/40 split fold-down option that allow you to customize the space. With the seats all the way down, you have 50.7 cubic feet of space, and with the seats up, you still have over 27 cubic feet to store your stuff.

For the city driver who likes to venture beyond the gridded streets, the Toyota Prius adapts with an available AWD-e feature that provides four-wheel traction up to 43 mph in inclement weather. Available crossbars allow you to load up your bikes and other gear to experience the beautiful trails in the Pacific Northwest.

Don't worry about the weather getting worse or the days ending sooner. Fog lights and LED accent lights illuminate your path so you always know where you're going. The available Adaptive Front-Lighting System equips the Prius with headlights that swivel during turns, allowing you to see around dark corners.

Stand out in the morning or evening because of the Prius' sculpted exterior. The main frame of the vehicle still looks like the iconic Prius, but it is elevated to look modern and sleek. Every design decision was made to improve performance and encourage drivers to experience their adventures to the fullest.

The available Color Head-Up Display, inspired by aircraft technology, appears on the glass of the windshield and shows your speed, turn-by-turn directions, and information about the hybrid system. A huge 11.6-in. multimedia display connects to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto™, and Amazon Alexa, making it easy to tap your way to entertainment, navigation, and more. Juice up your smartphone with Qi-compatible wireless charging.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 comes standard on every Toyota Prius. This active safety package includes features like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist.

Additional safety features include an available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and a standard integrative backup camera that shows what's behind the car. And don't forget about the available Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking Assist, which helps you end your trips safely and in style. The sonar detects and reacts to walls and curbs, while the parking assist feature guides the steering wheel as you control the gas and brakes.

So, what are you waiting for? Your next adventure awaits in the 2022 Toyota Prius XLE, which starts at $28,745 MSRP.

For more information on the 2022 Toyota Prius XLE or any of Toyota's models, visit buyatoyota.com.

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