While looking at Nissan's website for some stats on the 350Z, I noticed they now have a hybrid Altima. Since my parents own a 2005 Altima, I decide to look at the specs for this hybrid and see how they compare. First thing to notice is that hybrid vehicles have excellent low-end torque, meaning they are capable of quick acceleration. Look at the Altima spec chart. 3.5L Altima = 258lb at 4400RPM 2.5L Altima Hybrid = 162lb at 2800RPM in addition to 199lb at 1500RPM On top of all this low-speed torque, the hybrid gets 50mpg in the city compared to 27mpg. Whoa! Double the gas mileage and have a ridiculous amount of torque? Sign me up! Alright so what if you don't want to replace gasoline with electric and you just feel like slapping some electric motors on your huge SUV? The Toyota Highlander is for you. 3.3L Highlander = 222lb at 3600RPM 3.3L Highlander Hybrid = 212lb at 4400RPM plus 247lb on the front wheels and 96lb at the rear wheels. Wow! This thing has 3 sources of power, two of them delivering close to 350lb between 0-1500RPM, and the gasoline boosting on top of that. This thing can probably spin all four tires in third gear! Who said hybrids had to be slow and ugly?