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UPDATED: Jul 23, 2019

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The 2011 model year will be the last year that the Nissan Altima Hybrid is on the market, according to U.S. News and World Report.

There are still 2011 models available in dealerships, though, and used Nissan Altima Hybrids will continue to be available. The vehicle was introduced for the 2007 model year, but it was only sold in a total of nine U.S. states.

According to the auto press, the Altima Hybrid delivers above-average performance for a hybrid, and it also offers a more stylish design and more generous interior storage space than some of its competitors do.

On the flip side, the 2011 Altima Hybrid’s fuel economy ratings are not particularly impressive given its hybrid powertrain. Reviewers also complain that its steering is imprecise and its price climbs quickly when you add on optional features.

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How much is auto insurance for a Nissan Altima Hybrid?

Data published by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) indicates that owners usually pay about $1,268 per year or $106 per month to insure a Nissan Altima Hybrid. After five years, this will add up to a total of $6,338 spent on auto insurance premiums.

This rate is actually much lower than what you’ll pay to insure a gasoline-powered Nissan Altima. The NADA projects an annual car insurance rate of $1,777 for this vehicle.

The 2011 Altima Hybrid costs slightly more to insure on an annual basis than the Honda Civic Hybrid does. The NADA estimates that Honda Civic Hybrid owners will pay just $1,109 yearly for auto insurance.

However, the Altima Hybrid is cheaper to insure than most other hybrid vehicles, including the Chevrolet Volt. It’s expected to cost $1,373 a year to insure, but this rate is actually low considering that its base price is nearly $40,000.

Ford Fusion Hybrid auto insurance coverage will cost about $1,483 annually, and it will cost owners about $100 more to cover a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Toyota Camry Hybrid drivers ordinarily pay about $1,600 each year for auto insurance, the NADA reports.

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Nissan Altima Hybrid Repair Costs

The repair costs for a Nissan Altima with a hybrid powertrain are slightly higher than those for a traditional Altima, but not by much. The NADA anticipates a total 5-year repair bill of $1,422 for the Altima Hybrid, compared to $1,406 for the gas-powered Altima.

The Altima Hybrid’s warranty coverage guarantees that Nissan will cover any repair costs incurred during the first two years of ownership for most drivers.

The third year that an Altima Hybrid is on the road, the NADA projects a total repair bill of just $328. The Altima Hybrid’s annual repair bill will increase to approximately $547 the fourth year you own it, and the fifth-year bill will be identical to this one.

Repair costs for the Honda Civic Hybrid are similar to the Altima Hybrid’s, at about $1,485 for five years. Edmunds reports that the Ford Fusion Hybrid, the Toyota Prius, and the Chevrolet Volt are all more affordable to repair, with 5-year bills totaling no more than $850.

To keep up with repairs for your Toyota Camry Hybrid, you’ll pay about $750 over five years, and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid drivers will pay approximately $636 for repairs.

Maintaining an Nissan Altima Hybrid

The NADA expects that it will cost about $2,707 to maintain a traditional Nissan Altima over a 5-year period, which is slightly more than the $2,622 projected maintenance cost for the hybrid Altima. For the hybrid model, the third year maintenance overhaul accounts for about 50% of the car’s total 5-year maintenance expenses, at $1,351.

The bill for the first year of service should be just $161, and the second-year maintenance bill will be roughly $352. The fourth-year scheduled maintenance bill will total $487, and you’ll pay just $271 for maintenance the fifth year.

With the exception of the Civic Hybrid, which costs $2,000 to maintain for five years, and the Chevrolet Volt, which will incur $2,300 in maintenance expenses over five years, the Altima Hybrid is one of the most affordable hybrids when it comes to maintenance.

It will cost you approximately $2,994 over five years to maintain a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, according to the NADA. For the Ford Fusion Hybrid, you’ll pay 5-year maintenance costs of about $3,300, and it will cost most drivers about $4,000 over five years to maintain a Camry Hybrid.

Nissan Altima Hybrid Safety

The Nissan Altima Hybrid earned a respectable 4-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This rating averages the vehicle’s 4-star frontal collision test score with its 5-star side crash test rating and its 4-star rollover resistance rating.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated its roof strength “Average.” This is a solid rating, but many of the Altima Hybrid’s competitors performed better on this test.

The Altima Hybrid also received an “Average” score in the IIHS’ rear impact test. The Mazda 6, the Toyota Camry, and the Mitsubishi Gallant all earned lower scores than the 2011 Altima did, but every other midsized sedan earned the top rating of “Good.”

The IIHS did rate the Altima Hybrid’s performance “Good” in side impact and frontal offset testing.

Altima Hybrid Fuel Economy

With its 51 city mpg/48 highway mpg fuel economy rating, the Toyota Prius is far and away the most fuel-efficient hybrid car on the market. The Nissan Altima Hybrid gets 33 mpg highway, which is better than the Toyota Camry Hybrid’s 31 mpg.

However, it also gets just 33 mpg in the city, making it the least fuel-efficient hybrid car in city driving.

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