Pros Quick and Nimble when needed. Comfortable heated leather seats. Bose Stereo Sound. Voice activated phone calls. (Hands Free!) GREAT MPG's..better than EPA states. Great Headroom and legroom up front for a tall person! ICE COLD A/C...
Cons SMALL trunk. (Due to Electric engine and battery between back seats and trunk) Tall person in the back? Not so good. Touchy Accelerator. (You have to be very delicate when starting from stop to keep in EV mode.) Trip mileage computer says you have 0 mile
Summary Buy it. It is the sportiest Hybrid out there. (Except for the $100,000 Electric Tesla?) Good acceleration and speed when needed, and great on the wallet when it comes to gas. It is also a rare find, only 11 states sell it. I have been averaging 37.3 MPG driving at 70-72 using cruise control. (I have been getting 35-42 driving around town) I am getting over 700 miles on a tank of gas. (And it only took 18 gallons and it was overfilled, it is a 20 gallon tank! So i had another 70 miles left to drive!!!)
Pros MPG is better than EPA estimates, high quality tech and interior (bluetooth streaming, Bose stereo, high quality nav, etc.), quick (Car & Driver says 7.1 sec to 60mph), and fun to drive.
Cons Only had my 2011 Altima for a few weeks, so still getting used to the inconsistent EV mode, which is normal with hybrids. For example, EV works only when the car's gas engine is warmed up. It's affected by ambient temperature, battery temp, etc.
Summary I love this car! I traded in a sports car (G37) mainly for gas mileage reasons. I can't believe I'm driving a hybrid because I'm not that kind of guy, but after going in to get a more economical, basic car ( I have a mortgage now), I came out with the Altima. I just couldn't do a basic car and with the tech, premium, and convenience packages, this thing feels closer to a near luxury car with sporty intentions. And it gets great MPGs. After taking tips from About.com for hypermiling (Pulse & Glide technique), I've gotten over 40 MPG easy and at times 50 MPG. Amazing! But normally I average close to the 35 MPG range. I like to drive it hard at times for the fun factor, too. I am so happy with this car it's ridiculous. LOL!
Pros Good Looks, Good Acceleration, Great Range (550-600 miles). Very nice interior. Great service experience with my local dealer (in the Valley Auto Mall) even though I am not in a state that sells the NAH (I'm in Las Vegas).
Cons As with all Nissans, the recirculating air turns itself off occassionaly - a HORRIBLE function in my opinion. Trunk will not open with fob when vehicle is running. Wheels could be larger. Electric (accelerator) can be a tadd too sensitive at times.
Summary The car is a 2007. I am about 30 months into my lease. Overall I really like the car and plan to purchase it at the end of my lease. The trunk is smaller but still funtional. The cloth seats are very comfortable and in black, show no wear at all. I am enjoying tracking my mileage on fueleconomy.gov and getting 33+ MPG's in all but the hottest months where it drops down to about 30ish (A/C Use). I did not get my windows tinted and I really should do that.