2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid – HybridCars.com

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While many spent the better part of the decade playing catch-up in the market, Nissan was content the limited release of just one was itself nothing more the marriage of the company’s best model and the Toyota Camry’s system. Why the ambivalence about Nissan had bigger fish to namely the introduction of the Leaf vehicle that began to customers in December.

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The neglected “middle child” in push toward fuel is the Altima Hybrid. First in 2007, the Altima Hybrid has ever been available in states: California, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Rhode Island or Vermont. helps Nissan meet emissions standards in these all of which follow California regulations.)

The limited release is a bit of a because the Altima is actually one of the looking, better performing in its price range—there is an attractiveness to car that might appeal to who are intrigued by fuel savings but be caught … in a Prius or

After a slight exterior and interior refresh for 2010, the Nissan Altima Hybrid is

Under the hood, the Altima is essentially a Toyota hybrid in Nissan’s attractive packaging. The licensed Toyota’s hybrid made a few key adjustments, and transplanted the system and drivability into its own Those adjustments are actually noticeable in the computer control

Where Toyota opts for and comfort, the signature qualities of the Nissan allows a little noise and rumble in exchange for power in passing.

The Altima a 2.5-liter engine that 158 horsepower and an electric motor of providing an extra 40 horses, for a of 198 horsepower—that’s 23 more ponies a standard four cylinder Altima and 11 more than the Hybrid. The Altima Hybrid’s tank, at 20 gallons, is three larger than the Camry’s, the driving range another 100 or so.

When it comes to performance, auto critics give up to the Altima Hybrid’s satisfying delivery. Car and Driver had high for the car: “Whether we’re conventionally powered versions or in this class of family the Altima always anchors the end of the range, eager, quick, and This hybrid really in test-track numbers.”

The Altima is also noticeably more than the Camry Hybrid, its taut suspension is not as smooth. the suspension is decidedly sporty for class, it also crashes potholes, expansion joints, and surfaces in general,” says Magazine. Some drivers cherish a little extra pep and are than willing to forgo the (some may call it “numb”) of the Camry.

The overall effect is a sense of power and luxury compared with the staid and Camry Hybrid. If you want a edge to your hybrid but live in one of the nine states the Altima is sold, you might to check out the 2011 Ford Hybrid—many reviewers prefer styling to the Altima’s.

When it comes to fuel the Altima Hybrid is on par with the It has an EPA-estimated 33/33 mpg city/highway the Camry’s 31/35 mpg. both pale in comparison to the Fusion’s 41/36 mpg city/highway and the Prius’s 51/48 mpg city/highway.

In the world of practical family the Nissan Altima is set apart by a and more stylish edge. The points of the design are its body wide hips, tapered T-shaped front grille, and wheel-well arches.

Just a few changes to the new Altima Hybrid’s have paid big dividends in of the overall attractiveness of the car. the visual changes to the [2011] Sedan focus on minor to the hood, headlights and front the new car looks especially sharp,” Road and Track, “particularly parked next to a 2009 which now looks almost And US News commented, “Nissan has flair to the Altima’s sheetmetal, a new, more dramatic A prominent “power bulge” and ridges carved into the of the hood give it a bolder

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Ultimately, Nissan has produced a mid-size hybrid that pretty favorably with of its competitors but was never actually to compete.

Interior

Earlier models were widely for an interior that seemed and thrown together. Nissan significant improvements for 2010 deploying a better selection of that are softer and more a car in the Altima Hybrid’s price The gauges have also updated slightly, quelling that the old ones were difficult to read. Road and was favorably impressed with the of the Altima, saying, “The improvements are inside, where fabrics and materials give the and feel of quality.”

The car’s onboard technology received an upgrade but you won’t notice it unless you spring for the music and navigation systems. systems feature a 6.5-inch VGA display and a 9.6GB hard for music storage, borrowing from a similar configuration by Infiniti, Nissan’s upmarket

Nissan has never had much in being a major player in the market and as a result never a hybrid instrumentation system is as fun and easy to use as Toyota or Ford’s. attempt at this feature is offered when adding the system, and it is only available in a add-on package. And even there are no green leaves to drivers who excel when it to fuel economy.

Perhaps the drawback of the Altima’s hybrid is the diminished cargo space, is shrunk from 15.3-cubic of trunk space to 10.1 no pass-through or 60/40 rear-seat to make room for the hybrid

Economics

The 2011 Altima sedan is available in just one level starting at $26,800. just a couple hundred more than the Camry and a significant $2,000 more the Fusion Hybrid. But the way Nissan its option packages—Convenience, Premium and each package requiring the of the preceding one, the Altima $35,000.

Buyers who live in the states where the Altima is sold are lucky to have an choice. It’s a roomy car with comfortable seats has some moxie yet, the fuel economy of a Camry

Prices are Manufacturer Suggested Price (MSRP) at time of and do not include destination charges, or licensing.

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