Fuel economy is in reality considerably better than my previous similar sized and powered car. The mileage in my experience is noticeably less than that advertised in the EPA estimates but I have always found that to be true especially in California
This car has excellent acceleration considering it is a hybrid. The car performs exceptionally well at freeway speeds also. There is quite a bit of engine noise on hard acceleration however due to the CVT transmission characteristics.
My previous experience with owning 2 prior Nissans has been excellent with nothing other than very minor repairs required. I have driven the car over 15000 miles since last July with no repairs needed. Excellent warranty for the hybrid model also.
The exterior styling is attractive and up-to-date with flowing lines and nice rounded ends at the front and rear lights. The car is quite a bit larger than previous versions of this model and is much more attractive than the new Accord.
The Altima Hybrid has a regenerative braking system with standard ABS, traction control and stability control to make a very good handling sedan. The car rates highly in government safety tests and has nice, short stopping distances for its size.