Toyota Camry Hybrid and Toyota Prius are both manufactured and produced by Toyota. Both cars used a gasoline-electric hybrid engine and are leading cars with outstanding fuel efficiency. Both also offer advanced innovative features and equipment that are unique to hybrid cars and no one can argue that these two cars are the best selling models in the market. In this article, we will talk about the comparison of Toyota Camry Hybrid and Toyota Prius.
(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of April 2021.)
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Capacity / Doors 5 Seats / 4 Doors-Sedan
5 Seats / 4 Doors - Sedan
5 Seats / 5 Doors - Hatchback
Torque @ RPM 187Nm (138 lb⋅ft) @ 4400 rpm 142Nm (105 lb⋅ft) @4000 rpm
Power Output 140 kW (188 hp) 73 kW (98 hp)
Fuel Tank Capacity 65L 45L
Engine Name 2.4L inline-4 2AZ-FXE CVT 1.8L inline-4 2ZR-FXE VVT-i
Key Features Brakes, ABS with EBD Electric Power Steering (EPS),
Air Conditioning, Dashboard Screen, Airbags,
Solar-PV roof panels, Intelligent parking assist,
Lane keeps Assist, Dynamic Cruise control System,
Child Safety Rear Door Locks, Daytime Running Lights,
Back-up Camera, Automatic headlights
Length/Width/Height 4,805 mm x 1,820 mm x 1,470 4480 mm x 1745 mm x 1490 mm
BE FORWARD PRICE $3,710 - $32,240 $2,420 - $8,190
Exterior and Interior Comparison
Toyota Camry Hybrid
The Camry Hybrid front subframe was redesigned to accommodate the battery pack which was placed in the trunk as well as the rear and center floor pressings and offers a spacious cabin and decent legroom.
It also has a unique feature that was not available in non-hybrid cars including the electric power steering system, brakes, air condition, a dashboard screen that displays the power distribution of the hybrid system, an analog fuel economy readout that replaced the tachometer, standard seatbelts with pretensioner and force limiter and “Hybrid” emblem badging on the front. Furthermore, a chrome-lined grille and redesigned taillights with LED functions give the car a modern and stylish look.
The Toyota Prius is the first mass-produced gasoline-electric hybrid car that has been introduced and manufactured since 1997. It was initially a 4-door sedan but in 2003 a 5-door subcompact hatchback was released.
Also, it features three new driving modes: the Eco-drive mode for fuel efficiency, the Power mode for better performance, and EV mode for electric-only low-speed operation. In 2011, the Prius received a facelift that updated some of the exterior features including tail lamps, headlamps, front fascia, and bumper.
Also can be equipped with a 6.1-inch screen, AM/FM CD player unit, USB port connectivity, auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, and streaming audio. Moreover, safety equipment was fitted including dual SRS airbags, an electronically controlled brake system, and standard comfortable features like air-conditioning, front fog lights, and hubcaps of tires were installed.
Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid is equipped with a 2.4L inline4 2AZ-FXE that employs Atkinson cycle to better improve the fuel economy. It has a power output of 140 kW (188 hp) and maximum torque of 187 Nm (138 lb. ft) @ 4400 rpm with fuel consumption of 5.7 L/100km (41.27 US mpg;49.56 UK mpg) along with 65L fuel capacity. Also, utilize Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system which makes use of electronic continuously variable transmission (e-CVT) a function that is similar to a CVT. In 2012, a newly revised Toyota Camry Hybrid was released with a new engine type of 2.5L inline-4 2AR-FXE paired with Atkinson cycle and used a 1.6 kWh sealed nickel-metal hydride traction battery. It has a power output of 202 bhp (151 kW) with a torque of 157 lb. ft (213 N.m) and a fuel consumption of 26.5 km/L.
Toyota Prius offers a 1.8L inline-4 2ZR-FXE VVT-i paired with Atkinson cycle and used a 1.3 kWh Nickel-metal hydride traction battery with 1-speed planetary gear transmission that generates 73 kW (98 hp), and with the added power of the electric motor 20 kW (27 hp), and the total horsepower of 100 kW (134 hp) with fuel consumption of 38.0 km/L (60.31 – 58.8 US mpg;72.43 – 70.62 UK mpg) along with 45 liters fuel capacity. Also, it used plant-derived ecological bioplastics as natural gas obtained from two principal crops: the kenaf and ramie. In 2012, a new Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid was launched. It is equipped with 5.2 kWh lithium-ion batteries, with an all-electric range of 21 km.
Toyota Camry Hybrid and Toyota Prius are without a doubt two of the best outstanding hybrid cars when it comes to fuel efficiency and great engine performance. They also offer practicality, stylish exterior and interior design, advanced safety equipment, spacious cabin and extra legroom for comfortable driving. But if you want a more relaxing ride, Toyota Camry Hybrid is for you. It offers a far more convenient ride with its bigger cabin and comfortable seats for the driver and passengers. It is a family car that can be used for long drives. However, the Prius is not a pushover when it comes to durability, versatility, and fuel economy. It is more efficient and less expensive than the Camry Hybrid. So take your pick and choose what you want more, fuel economy or comfort? The decision is yours.