Prius Camper Review- The Good, The Bad And The Oh My Gosh Ugly

The Toyota Prius Camper was introduced this past weekend at the Tokyo Auto Salon.  The Prius, known for being a green alternative, can now take you to the green outdoors. 

This conversion camper is added to the standard Prius hatchback.  It features a side sofa that doubles as a bed and a retractable coffee table.  It sleeps 4, with 2 people sleeping up top in the camper and 2 people sleeping down below in the car itself.  There is a little trap door that allows you to climb from the camper into the car.  That is very convenient considering you will probably not want to show your face in public if you are driving this monstrosity. 

This camper has other tripped out features as well, such as a skylight and a backdoor.  O0h–ahh! 

Even though you can’t help but poke fun at this odd little car-camper combo, I have to admit, it does have some nice features.  You have a dry bed.  You don’t have to setup a tent.  I assume the back door locks, so you have a small level of security.  You know your kids would love playing with that little secret door.  So yes, the Prius camper has some nice features.  You just keep telling yourself that, in a voice loud enough to drown out all the laughter around you.

I’ll see ya by the campfire.


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  1. Certainly get some weird looks and interesting comments with this camper. Be interesting to camp in this thing in bear or mountain lion country. I like that it has a trapdoor feature. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Campy Mom says:

      That is a good point about bear or mountain country. We don’t see a lot of either of those where we camp. There are definitely times when you would appreciate this camper, ugly or not!

  2. It reminds me of the old VW Bus popup campers but 100x uglier. Makes you wonder what else they came up with if this was the final solution.
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  3. And just when I was beginning to like Pries! I don’t think I could be caught dead in something like this, green or not.
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  4. Looks a little questionable to me. You get around a group of typical guys and I think you will get some vulgar comments.

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