Nissan introduced the Altima Hybrid in 2007 in the wake of the success of the Prius. It served dutifully in this capacity until 2011, when Nissan discontinued the vehicle -- which was a shame. The Altima was a very well designed hybrid, but Nissan only released it in a select number of states.
Used versions of this vehicle are extremely difficult to find. This single-generation Altima featured a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that gave combined EPA numbers of 35/33/34 mpg. Options were plentiful and included modern amenities like keyless entry and ignition, and dual zone climate control. Yet what set this vehicle apart from competitors was its performance, which came as close as any hybrid to matching the performance of its conventional sibling.