Used 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

60 Total Reviews

Base 2.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (60 reviews )

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Former Skeptic
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By NEW HBD FAN
on

Vehicle

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Traded in my Audi A4 for the Altima Hybrid. It's as comfortable, as quiet, as loaded with features, as beautiful... and I get 42 mpg on my 75 mile commute instead of 29 mpg on the Audi. I just set the cruise control to 65, ease up on the pedal around town, and the car does its magic. Add the regular gas instead of premium, and the $2500 tax credit, and I'm saving a lot of money. OK, I give up something on zip and handling, but I definitely gain something just knowing I'm not spending all that money on gas and supporting the dictators who run most of the oil producing countries... plus having a hybrid has a certain cache that makes up for the loss of the luxury car nameplate.


Best Features

Mileage! Very comfortable and quiet.


Worst Features

The nav system and systems touchscreen are not at all intuitive. Could stand some redesign.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Thumbs up!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Psquared
on

Vehicle

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

This car gets more compliments than any other car I have ever owned. Handles great, plenty of power precise handling.


Best Features

XM stereo, GPS... tricky to learn but once you do, works great. Voice recognition, keyless entry are all great options. Rear seat room is fantastic as well.


Worst Features

Both seats should be power not just the drivers. Memory position for seats! A fog light kit, have the spot built in the front spoiler but no kit..what?? Factory Floor mats so cheaply made that they almost look disposable. Nissan should be embarrassed.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2008 Altima Hybrid
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Don
on

Vehicle

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I purchased my NAH in June of 2008 and the first thing I wanted to test was to see how it did in the mountains in New Mexico. We took it to Santa Fe and to Cloudcroft and it never hesitated up those mountain slopes getting 33 mpg on average with regular fuel. We went through a huge thunderstorm where many cars pulled over, we drove right through at 55 mph with no problem, great windshield wipers and traction. The Continental tires could be upgraded to a better gripping tire, but most people probably don't do much driving in the mountains. Over all the Nissan Hybrid is a versatile vehicle that will get you around in style wherever you go, hard to find one though.


Best Features

Exterior has good fit and finish, interior is quality and functional with plenty of room for four adults. Good power with excellent mileage.


Worst Features

Tires need an upgrade, trunk is small for luggage for four, option packages can give you sticker shock.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Can't Go Wrong
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Tim
on

Vehicle

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I don't have any regrets or complaints after driving the Altima Hybrid for 2 months. The best mid-size exterior styling, pretty nice interior. MPG is right inline with EPA estimates. My only beef is that it does seem a little heavy. Adding several hundred pounds of batteries between the rear wheels makes the back end a little heavy when corner, but hey, it's a hybrid, so don't expect a sports sedan. Great car.


Best Features

Smart Key - handy when carry the kids to not have to fumble for a key.


Worst Features

Add additional trunk space. The Camry makes the most of the trunk, the Altima doesn't. Car should automatically shutoff if left on for more than 20 minutes w/out shifting out of Park. Stiffer suspension, the front end really rises and dips under moderate acceleration and braking.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Michael's Review
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Michael
on

Vehicle

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Nice looking car. Mileage in the city is averaging 32 mpg according to the on board mileage calculator. I thought it would be a lot better. Everything is great, the only negative thing is that the gas engine is noisy when it first starts up when the car has not been driven for a while. As the engine warms up it gets a little quieter.


Best Features

Comfortable to drive. A lot of power and quick acceleration. Just a very nice looking car both inside and out.


Worst Features

Quieter gas engine.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

  • SUV
  • Sedan
  • Truck
  • Convertible
  • Minivan
  • Hybrid/Electric
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT