In comparing the Toyota Prius's and the Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. The Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius's and the Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Camry is a better car than the Toyota Prius.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota Camry Pricing
A used 2024 Toyota Prius ranges from $29,113 to $41,144 while a used 2024 Toyota Camry is priced between $27,157 to $39,333. For a new model, the Toyota Prius's price is between $29,271 and $40,925, with the Toyota Camry priced between $27,889 and $40,347.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota Camry Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Prius loses 41.8 percent of its value and the Toyota Camry loses 40.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Camry retains 1.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Prius.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota Camry Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Prius is 9.2 out of 10 while the Toyota Camry's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Prius being ranked 1 out of 25 Best Hybrid Cars and the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota Camry Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota Prius is 9.1 out of 10. For the Toyota Camry the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Prius a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Toyota Camry.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Prius’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Toyota Camry base engine makes 203 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room and cargo space. The Toyota Camry, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Camry have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.