But Nissan is hedging its bets. Not only does the Altima Hybrid trail the introduction of the gasoline-electric pioneers - Honda Insight and Toyota Prius - by several years, Nissan is also making it available only in those states that have adopted the more stringent emissions standards pioneered by California. The Altima employs technology developed by Toyota - the solidly-proven Hybrid Synergy Drive, which is used under license by Nissan. I have near 140,000 miles on the car now in the 5 years I have owned it. If you have a lead foot, then this car behaves more like a normal gas car. Downsized the engine but never missed the extra horses. However, the Hybrid includes some standard features absent in the Altima S, such as antilock braking and steering wheel audio controls.
Please remember to consider Dynamite on your new purchase. I didn't end up buying the vehicle I went to see but would go back without hesitation if I saw something online again. They made the buying process very easy and I felt very comfortable in the establishment aside from Victoria P. But Nissan is hedging its bets. Roy has a special place in my family's life because he has went above and beyond each and every time.
I will absolutely be back and referring my friends! The 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid shares the firm ride, brisk responses, limited body roll, precise steering and excellent braking that make all Altimas fun to drive, though some of that is mitigated by the extra mass that goes with the hybrid system. Like most contemporary midsize sedans, even the basic Altima is well equipped, and the Hybrid is a little more so. Plus, they look great as well. The Altima Hybrid could be mistaken for an Altima Sedan save for the slightly diminished trunk size to accommodate the hybrid system, the noticeable transition between electric and gasoline propulsion and the Hybrid badges on the side and rear. The Nissan Altima Hybrid is one of the new breed of hybrids that doesnt look like a hybrid at all.
I get about 33-35 mpg in the spring and summer months. So unless you live in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont, the Altima Hybrid is maddeningly out of the average consumer's reach. I drove the first one I owned about 160,000 miles. Like Toyota hybrids, the Altima is capable of creeping along on battery power alone, and its electric motor becomes a generator that renews the battery pack when the car is coasting. In terms of resale value, the Altima Hybrid fares well over time, slightly trailing the Camry Hybrid and remaining just above the Aura Hybrid. I am selling the second one at 175,000 miles. People say the engine starting noise is louder than normal, well not really as that is what the engine start sounds like on most cars.
Still behaves similar to when the car was new. I would recommend them to anyone. Our Fair Purchase Price link can give you specifics on what buyers are typically paying for this new model in its limited markets. She was upset because the install was taking a while and they were waiting for a part. It is just that you get used to the quiet sound of running on the battery that the engine start is perceived to be louder. Besides California, that list includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Although the hybrid technology comes from Toyota, Nissan has adapted it to Altima powertrain hardware.
We went to Salem Volkswagen for a used vehicle which was listed on cars. The latest Altima is slightly downsized from the last generation — 2. However, aside from a small badge on the trunk lid and aluminum alloy wheels specific to this model, there's little to distinguish the Hybrid from the rest of the Altima lineup. It was a learning curve with a Hybrid for the first 6 months or so. She stated to Tom the owner that his office smelled which it didn't and that no one was helping her which didn't seem to be true in my eyes.
Buy with the utmost confidence. I got my first V6 at that time with the 2002 model. But not David and Auto 4 Less. Optional Power Energy Flow Display This center-stack screen continuously monitors what the various elements of the hybrid system are doing when the Altima is in motion: When the car is operating on engine power alone, when the electric motor is adding a power boost, when regenerative braking is replenishing battery power and when the electric motor is functioning as a generator. Altima Hybrid options are grouped into three packages, which essentially build on one another. The interior is really nice, especially decked out. Considering those with disabilities in my family, Roy showed and demonstrated compassion and professionalism.
The 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid provides yet another alternative in a growing list of midsize hybrid sedans that includes the new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. Replaced tires 2X, turned front rotors 2X, installed front pads once, never done the rears. In addition to improved interior quality, the new Altima's instrument package is easier to read, and the Hybrid edition includes the option of a central readout that tracks the activities of the hybrid system; it's useful for owners who want to maximize economy and it's also entertaining to observe. The newer second and third gen hybrids have addressed this issue now. Bought this car June 2013 because I was tired of constantly paying for premium unleaded gasoline. If I could find one with low miles that had the options I want I would buy a third one! Everyone at Wiz Autos was wonderful. However, aside from a small badge on the trunk lid and aluminum alloy wheels specific to this model, there's little to distinguish the Hybrid from the rest of the Altima lineup.
It is in easy car to spend a few hours in while I drive from city to city. The sporty front seats are exceptionally supportive and the glovebox is commendably roomy. Never had any issues with the big battery. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit today. The car is very quick, not what people normally would think of a hybrid. Cactus Jacks was a great buying experience. The engine is the Altima's basic 2.
I purchased a very nice Sedan from Tom and Gary. Tom went out of his way to show me an Acadia Denali that wasn??? They have both been nearly trouble free cars. Nissan Altima Hybrid options are grouped into three packages, which essentially build on one another. Meir made paying for the car so easy!! There are two people who really shine, Roy and Ericka. Always positive and respectful no matter why your calling or coming in.