Please help! Camry vs. Prius
I am a mother of two (five and two years old). I have been driving an Odyssey for years now and am ready to go green. I have narrowed my options to the Camry vs. Prius. I LOVE the look and drive of the prius but don't love the safety ratings (four stars). The Camry is a second choice, the only thing I like better about the car is the safety rating (five stars).
Is there anyone out there with little kids and can write about their decision to buy Prius.
My heart wants a Prius, but my head says to go with the safer Camry...
Prius with Airbags Gets Top Insurance Rating
As MSantos pointed out above, the Prius's lower safety rating is because side curtain airbags aren't standard, and the NHTSA only tested the vehicle without them. But if you select a package that includes them (and also be sure to get vehicle stability control), you will be getting a car with the best safety rating available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
So you can still feel good about your kids' safety and get the Prius you want. I did, and my 16-year-old is driving it now. No mishaps yet (knock on wood).