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Nissan Altima Hybrid Overview

Hybrids and other green cars, though known for being economical and earth-friendly, have a reputation for also being rather slow, odd-looking and uninspiring behind the wheel. Bucking the trend is the 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid. Although it has the outward appearance and driving manners of a conventional sedan, the Altima Hybrid sips fuel while keeping harmful emissions to a minimum. Nissan Altima Hybrid shares a fair amount of technology and nissan altima accessories with other hybrids. It has a Nissan engine -- a revised version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder in the regular Altima and a specialized continuously variable transmission (CVT). These improvements result in a more refined powertrain with better acceleration, while maintaining the same combined fuel economy.


Nissan Altima Hybrid Specification

Hybrid System Net Power — 198 hp (148 kW) Standard
Gasoline engine
QR25DE – 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
Horsepower – 158 hp @ 5,200–6,000 rpm
Torque – 162 lb-ft @ 2,800–4,800 rpm
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) on intake valves Standard
Variable induction system Standard
Nissan Direct Ignition System Standard
Iridium-tipped spark plugs Standard
Electronic drive-by-wire throttle Standard
Engine Balancer System Standard
Electric motor
Permanent magnet AC synchronous electric motor – 199 lb-ft @ 0–1,500 rpm (105 kW @ 4,500 rpm)
Voltage – 650 V maximum
Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) Battery — 40 hp (30 kW) Voltage 244.8 V
Emissions – Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) Standard

Front engine/front-wheel drive Standard
6-speed close-ratio manual transmission with dual-mass flywheel N/A
Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual mode Standard

11.7" Vented front disc/11.5" rear disc brakes Standard
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) Standard

Suspension and Steering
Front: Independent subframe-mounted strut-type Standard
Rear: Multi-link independent Standard
Front (23.0 mm) and rear (17.3 mm) stabilizer bars Standard
Sport-tuned suspension – retuned front stuts, thicker front (24.2 mm) and rear (18.3 mm) stabilizer bars N/A
Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering N/A
Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power steering Standard

Wheels and Tires
16" x 7.0" Steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers N/A
16" x 7.0" 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels Standard
17" x 7.5" 5-split-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels N/A
P215/60TR16 All-season tires Standard
P215/55VR17 All-season tires N/A

Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat-belt and occupant-classification sensors Standard
Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags Standard
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front- and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection Standard
Traction Control System (TCS) Standard
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Standard
3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for driver) Standard
Front-seat Active Head Restraints Standard
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters Standard
LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) Standard
Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones Standard
Hood buckling creases and safety stops Standard
Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams Standard
Energy-absorbing steering column Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Standard

Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System Standard
Vehicle Security System Standard

Curb Weights
Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) N/A
Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT) 3,470

EPA Fuel Consumption Estimates
Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) (city/hwy) N/A
Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT) (city/hwy) 35/33

Interior passenger volume (cu. ft.) 100.7
Cargo capacity (cu. ft.) 10.1
Fuel tank (gals.) 20.0

Exterior Dimentions (inches)
Wheelbase 109.3
Overall length 190.7
Overall width 70.7
Overall height 58.3
Track width (front/rear) 60.9/60.8

Interior Dimentions (inches)
Head room (front/rear) without sunroof 40.6/36.8
Leg room (front/rear) 44.1/35.8
Hip room (front/rear) 56.8/52.5
Shoulder room (front/rear) 55.7/55.5


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