Today I drove a Camry. I had finally decided to get the gas gauge / filler pipe work done after twice being unable to fill the tank. Once it wouldn't put any gas in, and once it stopped at 2/3 full. Anyway, the Camry - Prius comparison: The Camry has more power and the heater puts out a lot more heat. Both to be expected, since I suppose it has double the engine displacement and burns twice as much gas. It was also easier to see out the back for general visibility and lane changes. Those were its only advantages. The Camry was comfortable enough, but the brakes were squishy, it was easy to spin the wheels (no traction control, I suppose) and of course it did not have VSC or SKS. I had nearly forgotten how much of a hassle it is to fumble for the key while holding 3 bags of groceries. Conclusion: there's no comparison. The Prius is a much nicer car to drive than the Camry, unless you're addicted to the power of a gas-guzzler. And while I don't know the price of a Camry, I think it's more than a Prius. I guess I did prefer the simpler manual climate control in the Camry. In the next-generation Prius, presumably with lots more battery capacity, I'd like to see a humungous electric cabin heater for BIG instant heat in winter.