2011 Toyota
Camry Hybrid
vs. 2011 Toyota
Prius Four

2011 Toyota Prius Four

9.8

starting from

$28,080

Reasons to buy the Toyota Prius Four

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Tighter turning radius
17.1 ft
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Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions
4 stars
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Good city fuel efficiency
51 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
48 mpg
2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid

9.7

starting from

$27,810

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Best suspension
Independent
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Power seats
Standard
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Average 1/4 mile time
16.6 s s @ 89.0 mph mph
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Average 0-60 time
8.5 seconds
Luxury Features 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Winner: Camry Hybrid
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  • Almost the same
Performance 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • The Prius Four needs 2.1x less space to turn, 17.1 ft vs 36.1 ft
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • The Prius Four has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Prius Four's satellite radio; in the Camry Hybrid, too, but it'll cost
  • The Prius Four has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 6
Road Tests 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Winner: Camry Hybrid
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  • Around 10% faster in the 1/4 mile, 16.6 s s @ 89.0 mph mph vs 18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph
  • The Camry Hybrid hits 60mph around 20% faster, 8.5 seconds vs 10.6 seconds
  • The Camry Hybrid can go around 10% faster than the Prius Four, 122 mph vs 112 mph
Cost 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • Gets more than 60% more miles per gallon in the city, 51 mpg vs 31 mpg
Practicality 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Winner: Camry Hybrid
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  • Almost the same, 54.0 ft3 vs 51.7 ft3
  • A single tank lasts around 10% longer, 602 miles vs 571 miles
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
  • Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
Overall 9.8 vs 9.7

Luxury Features

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Prius Four
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2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Toyota
Camry Hybrid
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Camry Hybrid's power seats; not available on the Prius Four
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Prius Four

Performance

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Prius Four
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Camry Hybrid
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Horsepower 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 187 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Camry Hybrid is of average power, but the Prius Four is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs Continuously variable Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 22.7 lb/hp vs 19.7 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 17.1 ft vs 36.1 ft The Prius Four turns on a dime, and the Camry Hybrid is comparable to most other vehicles

Crash Test Ratings

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Prius Four
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Camry Hybrid
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars Both are good, but the Prius Four is 2.1x less likely to result in serious injury
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Entertainment System

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Prius Four
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Camry Hybrid
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Number of speakers 8 vs 6 The Prius Four has an OK number of speakers, while the Camry Hybrid has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Prius Four's satellite radio; in the Camry Hybrid, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

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Prius Four
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Camry Hybrid
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0-60 mph 10.6 seconds vs 8.5 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 133 ft vs 145 ft The Prius Four's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Camry Hybrid is quite bad
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1/4 mile 18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 89.0 mph mph The Camry Hybrid's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Prius Four's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.8 g The Prius Four has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Camry Hybrid
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Top speed 112 mph vs 122 mph Both vehicles' top speed is just average

Cost

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Prius Four
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Camry Hybrid
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MSRP $28,080 vs $27,810 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 51 mpg vs 31 mpg The Prius Four has great city mileage and the Camry Hybrid is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

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Prius Four
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 571 miles vs 602 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 21.6 ft3 vs 10.6 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 51.7 ft3 vs 54.0 ft3 The Camry Hybrid has average-sized front seats, while the Prius Four is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Prius Four
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Camry XLE vs Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Camry LE 2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport Camry LE vs RAV4 Sport
2011 Toyota Camry 2011 Toyota Corolla Camry vs Corolla
2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2011 Nissan Maxima SV Camry XLE vs Maxima SV
2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2011 BMW 328i Camry XLE vs 328i
2011 Toyota Prius Three 2011 Honda Fit Sport Prius Three vs Fit Sport
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 Toyota Corolla Prius Four vs Corolla
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2012 Ford Fusion SE Prius Four vs Fusion SE
2011 Toyota Prius Two 2011 Toyota Yaris Prius Two vs Yaris
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 Nissan LEAF SV Prius Four vs LEAF SV

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