2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid

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$5,565–$10,789 Inventory Prices
(4.7) 6 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Standard stability control
  • Lots of airbags
  • Gas mileage

The Bad

  • Options tied to expensive packages

Notable Features of the 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid

  • Nissan's first gas/electric hybrid
  • Optional navigation system, backup camera
  • Combined 198-hp drivetrain
  • Hybrid-specific CVT tuning

2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Altima Hybrid is Nissan's first gas/electric hybrid, using technology borrowed from Toyota. It is currently sold in 11 states, including California, New York, New Jersey, much of New England and Oregon. Nissan has announced that future hybrids will use Nissan-designed hybrid technology and be available nationwide.

The Altima Hybrid is available in one trim level and competes with other midsize hybrids like the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid.

New for 2011

Other than a few new colors, there are no changes to the Altima Hybrid.

Exterior

Except for some hybrid decal badging, the Altima Hybrid features the same silhouette as a conventional Altima. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard power mirrors, heated mirrors optional
  • Standard dual exhaust
  • Optional automatic headlamps
  • Optional rear spoiler
  • Optional power sunroof

Interior

Nissan installs the hybrid's battery pack in the trunk, leaving the vehicle with a modest 10.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Interior features include:

  • Available cloth or leather upholstery
  • Available wood or metallic trim
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard power windows, locks and keyless entry
  • Standard cruise control
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional upgraded audio system
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood

The four-cylinder gasoline engine shuts off when the vehicle comes to a stop to save gas. The electric motor provides some acceleration at low speeds; the ga...

Vehicle Overview

The Altima Hybrid is Nissan's first gas/electric hybrid, using technology borrowed from Toyota. It is currently sold in 11 states, including California, New York, New Jersey, much of New England and Oregon. Nissan has announced that future hybrids will use Nissan-designed hybrid technology and be available nationwide.

The Altima Hybrid is available in one trim level and competes with other midsize hybrids like the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid.

New for 2011

Other than a few new colors, there are no changes to the Altima Hybrid.

Exterior

Except for some hybrid decal badging, the Altima Hybrid features the same silhouette as a conventional Altima. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard power mirrors, heated mirrors optional
  • Standard dual exhaust
  • Optional automatic headlamps
  • Optional rear spoiler
  • Optional power sunroof

Interior

Nissan installs the hybrid's battery pack in the trunk, leaving the vehicle with a modest 10.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Interior features include:

  • Available cloth or leather upholstery
  • Available wood or metallic trim
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard power windows, locks and keyless entry
  • Standard cruise control
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional upgraded audio system
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood

The four-cylinder gasoline engine shuts off when the vehicle comes to a stop to save gas. The electric motor provides some acceleration at low speeds; the gasoline engine kicks in when accelerating hard or for highway travel. The air-conditioning compressor is electric (rather than belt-driven) to save gas. This also means the air conditioner can blow in cold air even with the engine turned off. The Altima Hybrid achieves an estimated 35/33 mpg city/highway. Mechanical features include:

  • 158-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 162 pounds-feet of torque
  • 40-hp, 650-volt electric motor with 199 pounds-feet of torque
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Standard push-button start

Safety

Safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Optional backup camera



Latest 2011 Altima Hybrid Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Nice ride

by Hwalaska from Anchorage, AK on January 23, 2018

Nice ride but a bit pricey, overall excellent vehicle. I would definitely recommend to anyone who can afford this great vehicle. Read full review

(4.0)

Hybrid with good mileage and sporty performance

by Hpdizzo from Dallas, TX. on December 4, 2017

I wanted a comfortable car with good performance that had great mileage as a daily commuter. I drive about 150 miles a week and only have to fill up the tank once a month with this hybrid. It looks ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Altima Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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