2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid

    2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Nissan Altima Hybrid

    • After some initial harshness at low speeds, the engine and the electric motors work in harmony with the slick, silent, planetary-type CVT, culminating in a surge of impressive passing power.

      - Automobile
    • Thankfully, the car retains much of the regular Altima's above-average handling and quick steering.

      - Edmunds.com

    What reviewers liked least about the Nissan Altima Hybrid

    • Unlike the lavishly equipped Honda and Toyota, the Altima Hybrid sacrifices standard equipment to keep its base price at about $22,000.

      - Automobile
    • [You] pay a price in luggage capacity - nine cubic feet, half that of the traditional model.

      - Car and Driver

    Nissan Altima Hybrid Comparisons

    • The dashboard readout tracking the hybridic elements (gasoline engine, electric motor, regen braking, Ni-MH batteries) is reminiscent of the displays in Toyota hybrids because the Altima uses Hybrid Synergy Drive, installed under license from Toyota.

      - Car and Driver
    • Although it offers performance and fuel economy similar to the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Nissan's overall sporty nature should appeal to those looking for a green car with a more engaging driving experience.

      - Edmunds.com
    • Nissan expects the Hybrid, while 306 pounds heavier, to be slightly quicker than a gas-only Altima 2.5S I-4.

      - Motor Trend
    • "Hybrid" badging aside, this tech-rich Altima is a visual clone of its closest kin, a 2.5S with SL Package.

      - Motor Trend

    Best one-liner about the Nissan Altima Hybrid

    • The Altima continues to make ground on the Camry and the Accord, but with borrowed components and a limited distribution area, the Altima Hybrid isn't exactly a tour de force.

      - Automobile

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