2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid


Pros: Full features, good power, safe, good value

Cons: Gas mileage not quite as good as the Prius

I only considered the Altima and the Prius seriously, and I went for the Altima primarily because it has more power/acceleration. I moved from a BMW 5-series so the bar was set high, but the Altima has really delivered. It's very good all around, including all the emenities - bluetooth, Bose stereo, rear view camera, etc - excellent value.

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid

According to their site, this is the "first hybrid to drive like a Nissan. 35 MPG without sacrificing the performance that makes Nissan special." Up to 600 miles per tank, this hybrid is available only in CA, NY, MA, CT, VT, RI, ME, and NJ.

Engine2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder, 198 HP
Additional Features
Fuel Economy Hwy (MPG)33
Fuel TypeHybrid Electric
Fuel Economy City (MPG)35
Body TypeSedan
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