I expected this 2004 Prius to last maybe 8-10 years, and it's now lasted nearly 17. So endurance is the first big plus, fuel economy rates a close second, and third is maneuverability. On the down side, given the damage only minor collisions have inflicted, I don't think it would fare well in a more serious accident. The rearview and side mirrors offer a much more limited back view compared to the Toyota Camry or Honda Civic, leading me to think its view is poor compared to most sedans. And my '04 Prius is not equipped with a rearview camera. When I bought the Prius, I really believed that hybrids were a brief transitional phase to a new generation of all electric cars, and in 10-15 years the technology and infrastructure to support them would have dramatically progressed, making electric a much more practical option that it actually is today.