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2009 Toyota Prius 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid
     
5dr HB (Natl)
  • 5dr HB STD (Natl)
  • 5dr HB (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Touring (Natl)
4dr Sdn I4 eCVT Hybrid
  • 4dr Sdn I4 eCVT Hybrid
4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn (SE)

Prices

MSRP $23,375 $26,650 $26,150
Invoice $21,758 $24,976 $23,796
Avg. Paid $11,469 $13,533 $13,263

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 7.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.1 8.3 9.1
Performance 7.4 7.9 7.9
Interior 7.3 8.6 8.2
Operating Cost 8.6 8.4 8.4
Safety 8.7 9.4 9.4
Reliability 5.0 2.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Superb fuel economy
  • Large interior and cargo area
  • Top reliability rating
  • Reviewer-liked power, handling and acceleration
  • Strong safety scores
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Plenty of room
  • Performance is similar to gas-only Camry
  • Great fuel economy
  • Plenty of interior and cargo space
  • Good reliability rating
Cons
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Taller drivers may be uncomfortable
  • Lackluster performance
  • Low safety scores for the class
  • Powertrain can be noisy
  • Few standard features
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Numb steering
  • Limited trunk space vs. non-hybrid Camry

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/91 Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/- TBD - Gas/Electric I4 2.4L/144
MPG 48 City / 45 Hwy 35 City / 33 Hwy 33 City / 34 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Liftback 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 109.3 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 189.8 189.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 70.7 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.9 57.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 3471 3680

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Optional
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.2 100.7 101.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.6 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 44.1 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 55.7 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 56.8 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 36.8 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 35.8 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 55.5 56.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 52.5 53.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.1 10.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Optional Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 1.5L/91 2.5L/- TBD - 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540 198 @ 5200-6000 147 @ 6000/105 @ 4500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200 162 @ 2800-4800/199 @ 0-1500 138 @ 4400/199 @ 1500
Transmission CVT Continuously variable Continuously Variable
Turning diameter 34.1 36.1 36.1

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 48 35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 45 33 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 20.0 17.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link Dual-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard Standard