I got a fully loaded version about a mopnth ago. Gas mileage so far is 33.6 MPG, consistent with what they publish. Having the gas engine cut out at low MPH takes some getting used to but the car still has good acceleration (consider it has more HP than the V4 Altima). Also is a very comfortable ride and looks sharp. Not only is it better for the environment, but the cash rebate makes it comparable in $ to a similarly equipped V4 and with the tax credit of $2,350 and the better fuel efficiency, this seems like a much better deal.
Love the music box, I've loaded about 800 songs so far and am now adding songs to various play lists by playing random and tagging what I like the most (very easy). GPS is easy to use, and bluetooth functionality is very convenient.
Having memory settings would be nice, more storage space (probably difficult to do because of the battery) and a more powerful electric motor would be nice, usually the gas motor has to kick in at around 35-40 MPH even if you're just coasting.
Bought fully equipped 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid (MSRP $34,940) for 13K below sticker price including Nissan rebate, dealer rebate and tax credit. Great price for the set of features with 198 hp hybrid vehicle. Ride is smooth and the gas/EV transition is seamless. Decent leg (44.1/35.8) and head (44.1/35.8) room. Lucky to be in one of the 8 states where Nissan Altima hybrid is currently available.
Navigation, rear camera and Bose sound system.
Can't think of any. You may notice 10.1 cu ft cargo capacity to make room for batteries. Not a surprise.
I have had this car for 9 days. I am thoroughly satisfied to say the least. My first tank of gas lasted 651 miles and I got 37.1 MPG. I would characterize my driving style this 1st week at light to light-moderate. With moderate driving I would expect more like 33-35MPG, excellent for a car this size. Last car was an '08 Sentra. No problems and it had 63,000 miles. I upgraded due to 4K Nissan cash back and 2,350 federal tax cred on the hybrid. Comparing this car to the Sentra is almost pointless. Sentra was high revving with the CVT and a bit small for me. The Altima is far more comfortable and gets up and performs with ease. I expect reliability on par with the Sentra.
Hybrid system is almost seamless. Dual zone climate, comfortable and stylish interior, engine revs are lower with e-cvt in this car, steering and handling is tight, solid build, tilt-telescope wheel, powerful air cond. and of course the gas mileage.
More powerful electric motor to hit 45 MPH without engine support. 35 MPH is a bit slow around town. Center console cup holder arrangement could be better; trunk is small due to batteries for hybrid system. Minor complaints. No fog lights is annoying.
Just purchased this weekend and first tank I'm getting 32 MPG. The transition from EV to Gas is rather seamless. Don't get fooled on performance, while a hybrid it still has plenty of power. With Nissan's 4k rebate it was too good to pass up.
Purchased 12/16/2009, now has 4800 miles. Love the quiet, fuel savings and that I'm not polluting when at traffic lights, slow traffic or drive- throughs. It is fun to watch the MPG go up, when non-hybrids MPG's are going down. At the time, Nissan was the only one which qualified for Federal Tax Rebates. It has all the options except Navigation, including leather. A NUVI is a good substitute, still I would have liked in dash navigation.
In town mileage started at 32 now about 33.5 mpg. I agree with Nissan that this is a Hybrid that drives like a Nissan, more sporting than a Prius or Camry. Car in town and on the Highway is very quiet.
R/frt passenger seat is too low and no electric or manual way to raise seat. Daytime driving lights and that when the car is turned off the radio will stay on, as it is one has to reset the car to ACC and the Radio/CD/Bluetooth has to turn back on. Fog lights. Memory driver seat
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