2008 Altima Hybrid Owner Reviews (4)
2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid
Thompsonml3 2008-10-02 01:47:52
I have had my Altima Hybrid about 2 months now. I just love it. I went from getting 14 mpg to 35 - 37 mpg switching from a big SUV to this midsize hybrid. I have to say, I drive it differently. It shows you when you are getting better mileage and if it goes down, I find myself backing off the gas a bit and it makes a big difference. If you are one to take off quickly and running over 40 miles per hour most of the time you probably won't like this car. Around town, I seem to run in EV mode often. I filled up my tank and have 400 miles on this tank and I'm just under half a tank, I may get 650 to 700 miles per tank of fuel for sure. This is awesome. I like not having to fill up every week now. *Just as a note, when my husband drives it, he doesn't do as well on fuel economy because he has a heavy foot. He always gets less fuel mileage in all our cars then I did. Also highly recommend upgraded option package. Love the extra features.
I love my 2008 Altima Hybrid...
AOL user 2008-08-21 20:29:49
I bought my hybid in May 2008, and it had 47 miles on it. I was told it would take a few hundred miles before it would reflect the mpg advertised. Driving around Los Angeles didn't get me up to the expected mpg, but when I drove from LA to St. Louis, my highway mileage was 34.5. Now I consistently get 33.5-35.0 with the higher mileage on the highway, not around town. I find the mileage increases if I use cruise control as often as possible,which I now do even in some instances where you might look at me as if I'm crazy. I love the comfort of this Altima (I traded in my 2005 Altima 3.5). I think the interior is somewhat smaller than that of my 2005, but the trunk space is MUCH smaller due to the battery being placed in the back. I guess I'll learn to live with that. However, to have the comfort and "be green" at the same time, I'm completely happy with my Altima Hybrid.
not so great
My car computer shows 28 mpg. When I figure it myself it comes to 26. It seldom goes into ev mode. when the car is cold it doesn't go in so my few blocks to the freeway in the morning and back to the freeway after work is always gas. Thn naturaly on the freeway it doesn't go in unless you're in heavy traffic--enough to keep you under 40 mpg and not accellerating.Then on the streets you don't go in unless you can keep in under 40 and not accellerating. So you could be going from zero to 20 or 30 mph and it won't go in until you let off the gasand very lightly try to keep it at an even speed or stop.It;s a nice car otherwise, but I think I would get the same mileage with the non hybrid Altima and not have to pay the higher price. I think the hybrid part is just a gimmick--that doesn't work.
Review of 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid