For those who’re opting for the 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you need it most.
The 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of automobile. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid’s trip and driving experience start to fall in keeping with extra fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest testing the 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at further cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid also offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid, which pushes the 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.