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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#11 of 50 Re: TCH vs Prius - pricing [pathstar1]
Jul 05, 2007 (11:26 am)
One point: to compare apples to apples, you must compare the Prius with B package to the TCH without B package; the TCH B package in Canada is moonroof + leather seats, neither of which you get with the Prius.
- mike -
#12 of 50 Re: TCH vs Prius - pricing [mfreeman1943]
Jul 05, 2007 (2:17 pm)
That is correct and I pointed that out in my response. However, it's difficult to compare the two (Prius package B and Camry base) as there are so many other differences as well. If you do compare these two, the Prius is more expensive.
I purchased a Prius package B because it is more flexible and gets better mileage. If I had wanted more comfort and luxury I would have purchased the Camry package B. They are both nice cars and the choice was difficult.
#13 of 50 Prius vs Camry
Jul 10, 2007 (7:42 am)
Next year there wont be a prius...or camry...and there will be a new smaller 3rd hybrid...they will call them Hybrid A B & C...or something plain wrapper similar to that....they'll drop both the prius & camry badge off the current cars...
#14 of 50 Re: Prius vs Camry [caaz]
Jul 10, 2007 (7:54 am)
"Next year there wont be a prius...or camry...and there will be a new smaller 3rd hybrid.."
I don't intend to be rude, but what is your source for this information?
Jul 10, 2007 (9:26 am)
Another one blowing smoke!!!!
#16 of 50 Re: Prius vs Camry [caaz]
Jul 10, 2007 (1:03 pm)
That's funny; most industry experts report that Toyota is working to develop a hybrid version of every one of its production models. [Think they'll also make a non-hybrid Prius??? ]
#17 of 50 Camry Hybrid vs Prius
Jul 10, 2007 (5:34 pm)
I took a hard look at both of these cars. Drove them both. Have 2 friends with loaded Priuses and got their opinions too. (Both said buy a Prius). After driving both cars I chose the Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary. Here's why. Although my friends in So Fl. have been getting a little over 50mpg around town in their Prius, on the highway it's been more like 44.5 mpg. These are great #s but these people also drive 5 miles under the speed limit and do all they can to get the best mileage. I, on the other hand, do not drive under the speed limit (usually a few mph over). I also want a trunk because I haul my golf clubs wherever I go and don't want to listen to them clanking around behind me. I also like power seats (heated), and a moonroof. Prius does not offer these features. When I test drove the two cars side by side at the dealer (for over 20 miles each), I noticed that the Prius' seat was not as comfortable for me and there was considerably more road noise in the Prius. Especially from the front wheels. The crash tests are better on the Camry too. I bought the Camry and have about 1300 miles on her. I am seeing mpg improvement since new. Today I took a 250 mile trip and averaged 41.1. mpg! This was with 3 adults, 1 dog, 2 sets of golf clubs and some luggage. For me, the TCH is the clear winner. I am extremely happy with this car.
#18 of 50 Re: TCH versus Prius - Pro's and Con's? [beachgirl1106]
Oct 29, 2007 (7:37 pm)
Hello beachcirl1, I am the owner of an 05 Prius and an 07 Camry, both hybrids. I average about 45 mpg on the prius and about 35 mpg on the camry. I have had no problems with either one. I have about 35K on the prius and 15K on the camry. Both cars were built for economy and they deliver. They both have very good pick up and handle very well at highway speeds. I highly recommend both cars. However, the Camry looks and feel like most pure gas cars. It depends on whether you want to look "green" or want be "green" and not look "green" I was looking for economy because it pains me to pay the high gas prices.
#19 of 50 Insulated Storage Bottle
Nov 15, 2007 (4:05 pm)
Does the Camry use the insulated storage bottle to hold hot coolant like the Prius?
#20 of 50 Re: Insulated Storage Bottle [emgr]
Nov 15, 2007 (7:04 pm)
"Does the Camry use the insulated storage bottle to hold hot coolant like the Prius?"
Hmmm, good question. The Highlander Hybrid doesn't have the system.