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Cars: 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid

Huge. That best describes this car. I cannot believe this isn’t technically a full-size. It’s as big as an Accord and nearly the same equipment. Nissan’s always confused me about trim. Anyway. It’s a hybrid getting about 25mpg in traffic, which is rather low compared to the Prius. But it sure is sportier. It had a lot of pickup. But it’s really twitchy. It feels heavy and the steering overassisted. Around corners and ovee bumps it feels unsure. But on the expressway very capable. Even the usually-annoying CVT is palatable in this car.