2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid Consumer Review: Good, but Not Great

2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid - Consumer Review

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Good, but Not Great
By The Professor on


2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


We chose the Altima after looking at both the Prius and Camry hybrids. Glad we made the choice. Car rides smoothly and is quiet. Mileage is great for a car of this size if you're easy on the pedal. Consistently get 33 - 36 mpg all around. Extremely disappointed with the Technology Package. Definitely not worth it. The Nav system often suggests longer and less direct routes. Our little $150 Garmin does a much better job. The built-in Blue Tooth is virtually useless for dialing out calls. My little $30 ear piece does a better job. Sound system is great. The fiber-glass bumpers are cheaply made and easily damaged. I backed into a curb at less than 3 mph and cracked the rear bumper.

Best Features

Good gas mileage around town. Comfortable and quiet ride. Great styling.

Worst Features

Tech package - fix it or dump it. Dual electric seats instead of driver side only. Better exterior quality. Better integration of the information system. Hands have to leave the steering wheel in order to reset mileage or cycle through the various readouts.
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