Hi , First up, I know this has been discussed before and I have read lots of threads here but as the selection criteria for different people will be different , I am posting this thread. I am planning to buy a Prius in June and be an active participant here!! About 6 months back - the choice was very easy and clear. They were no alternatives to Prius and it was a slam dunk choice for me but now the Prius V and Camry hybrid are available. So, I am unable to make a choice now and really am clueless as to what to buy. My main issues :: 1. Mileage - this is obvious. But ,do I go with 40mpg or 50mpg ?? Also, how do the real world #'s stack up ? In the worst scenarios - what are the worst fuel economies of these three? Main issue is the consistency in the ratings - How do these 3 compare ? 2. Getting in/out & Seating position : How do these compare ? The V is 3 inches higher than Prius - so is it's seating position also a bit higher - like an SUV or is the difference insignificant ? How do these two compare with the Camry ? I have an 07 Camry - so I can compare to it. I like a higher seating position - like in an SUV. 3. Road noise : I see a lot of this in these forums. Also CR and other reviews regularly mention it - this is for the Prius. The V is supposedly much quieter as is the Cam hybrid. I am assuming Cam Hyb is the quietest of all. But ,practically - is the road noise that bad to be a deal breaker ? I have my stereo almost all the time - so that may help. 4. Price - I would like to be around the $24k price. I prefer the Prius III as it has back up cam. The V also is similar in price - the base model ,not sure if it has backup cam standard. Cam Hyb seems to be the most expensive of all starting at $ 27k MSRP for the LE model . Prefer new as used Prii are insanely expensive with lots of miles. 5. Trunk space - non issue for me. Thanks . I am really at my wit's end as to what to select !!