One new exterior color is available — Ocean Gray — along with Mystic Jade, Radiant Silver, Dark Slate, Super Black, Winter Frost and Navy Blue. Both engines are made from lightweight aluminum, have four valves per cylinder and use continuously-variable valve timing to improve response and efficiency across their entire operating ranges. The infotainment hardware looks almost aftermarket in appearance compared to the climate control system, adding an interesting charm to the stack. All trims feature two chrome housings that should give Altima more athletic look. If you want a Hybrid that doesn't drive like a hybrid, then this is the car for you! The trunk space is about average, with 15. The Prius has a lot going for it though, including more cabin and cargo space than most used midsize cars. Altima is some way short in terms of headroom.
This popular family vehicle is available in four trim levels, and unlike its competitors, it offers a choice between strong V6 and fuel-efficient engine. It's fun to drive great pick-up and handling with the benefits of a hybrid great gas mileage, lower emissions. If extra performance is needed, the gasoline engine starts instantly and smoothly adds power as required. Contrast the steering feel with the Altima Hybrid's suspension, which felt a bit too tightly sprung at times. Vehicle Details The Altima's airy cabin has a contemporary appearance supported by nicely textured plastic, lots of stow space and numerous soft-touch surfaces that contribute to its welcoming character. However, the top trim 3. We were expecting to buy a Ford or Toyota when we started out, but were won over by the Altima after driving all of them.
Furthermore, a new subtle spoiler is installed. The front buckets, although comfortable, could use a bit more lateral support. It's way quicker than either the Camry or Fusion 7. Also, the Cruise control, Cross Traffic Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision are the highlights of safety features. Since Nissan presented their new Vmotion 2. Now, for the 2010 model year, the Altima Hybrid adds a revised exterior, refined interior and upgraded audio and navigation system offerings.
Near the end of this segment, the was indicating a 49-mpg trip average, the almost 46. Under the hood, the Altima Hybrid's powertrain remains unchanged. The Prius has an unconventionally-shaped body, but its aerodynamic design helps boost fuel economy. If you are in the market for the most fuel-efficient Nissan Altima Hybrid model, you can turn your sights to the turbocharged engine. Both Todd and I echo Kim's praise of the Fusion's more engaging fuel-economy monitoring displays.
When loads require, the electric motor restarts again and aids the gasoline engine in powering the Altima Hybrid. On the back, a bumper is now more expressive and sporty. While not quite as dynamically sophisticated as the Honda Accord, the Altima's suspension soaks up minor road imperfections while delivering a comfortable and well-controlled ride over most surfaces. Back seat head room, however, isn't exactly stellar. The Altima is projected to perform well in the residual value department, a key consideration that makes it an even more attractive purchase to someone seeking a solid long-term return on an automotive investment. However, if you are looking for some additional features, Altima offers great stuff on some higher trim levels. Gratiot's higher speed limit required more accelerating and decelerating, so the last leg of the test increased our average speed to 24.
However, the lines and contours of its crisply rendered sheetmetal display a bit more aggressive edge than you'll find in the Sentra or Maxima. But one thing cannot be denied. Overall, the Hybrid remains on the fringes as other hybrid sedans like the Fusion and Sonata grab all the headlines. The hybrid can access up to 250 pound-feet of total torque at diesel-esque low range of 1000-1500 rpm, and when pressed it will move out briskly. The box also locks, a rarity in today's vehicles.
An impressive array of upgrade packages are offered for all but the base 2. One Well-Equipped Model The 2010 Altima Hybrid is offered in one model, the Altima Hybrid, with the 2. The hybrid technology is Toyota's so isn't something new and untested. The new, next-generation Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System features a 6. However, the other engine that we expect is a 3. Those figures place the Altima line fairly close to its key rivals, the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
So we decided to do a little fuel economy run of our own. It bears noting here that Altima drivers will be more aware of engine start-ups and shutdowns, as they shake the car more noticeably than in the Ford. We compared it against the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion and Escape hybrids. The new available Bose® Premium Audio System includes 9 speakers, a 4. An extremely rigid body structure serves as a great foundation for all Altima models. On the safety front, all Altimas feature front, front-side and side-curtain airbags. The car thunks over potholes and imperfections that characterize many California roadways.
After a successful redesign in 2007, the 2010 Nissan Altima gets a slight freshening for 2010, helping it remain current in a sea of ever-toughing competition. We topped up the tanks as best we could, giving each five or six clicks after the first full-up click. White-on-black main gauges are easy to read, the ancillary controls and center-stack switchgear is logically arrayed and the Altima's generous glass area provides the driver with good sightlines to the outside world. Naturally the resulting performance is quite different from the Camry's. Same with its new, 16-inch aluminum alloy hubcaps. Finally, the Technology Package adds Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 6. The 2019 Nissan Altima Hybrid is a very sophisticated and technology improved midsize sedan.
The 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid has a four-cylinder engine, electric motor and continuously variable transmission. The 2010 Altima is assembled at Nissan North America — Smyrna Manufacturing. Even a quick glance shows that the Altima is rich in Nissan family cues, most notably in its new grille, headlamp and taillamp treatments. When it came to the electronics, the Altima won hands down. I average anywhere from 30-37 mpg depending on whether my wife is driving it or I'm driving it. Commence arguing in the comments below. They also praised its precise steering and linear regenerative brakes.