2007 Dodge Nitro  -  $20,010


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,010
Base Invoice: $18,839
Destination Charge: $660
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr SXT
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: 2WD 4dr SXT
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 3.7L (226) V6 engine

Pros

Bold styling; low cost of entry; available AWD; Load N' Go cargo floor.


Model Highlights

The Dodge Nitro is one of the latest entries into the 2007 SUV market. At first, the in-your-face styling makes you think you're getting into another version of the Dodge Caliber, but the Nitro is bigger.

Two trims are available: the base SXT and the uplevel SLT. Both can be ordered with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, the four-wheel-drive being operated through a knob on the console. The standard engine is a 3.7L V6 engine rated at 210-horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque, while a 255-horsepower 4.0L V6 is optional with the R/T package on the SLT. A six-speed manual is standard on SXTs and a four-speed automatic is an $825 option. The four-speed is standard on SLTs, and is replaced with a five-speed automatic transmission when the R/T package is ordered.

The SXT comes standard with traction and stability controls, 16-inch styled steel wheels, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, power mirrors, air conditioning, power locks, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Along with the aforementioned four-speed, the SLT trim adds extra interior equipment and 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, heated mirrors, power seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, and a slew of exterior appearance bits. The top of the line Nitro is the R/T, which has the upgraded drivetrain, 20-inch alloys, Sirius satellite radio, and performance suspension.

The Nitro's cockpit looks fairly modern. Faux brushed aluminum accents draw attention to the center stack and most of the controls are easy to reach. The bucket seats are comfortable. The front passenger seatback folds flat, creating a longer load floor for tall objects, and has a molded tray that can accommodate most laptop computers.

The rear seat splits 65/35, adding to the vehicle's utility. Completing the package is the Load N' Go cargo floor, which is standard on the SLT. This hard plastic platform slides out up to 18 inches to make loading and unloading cargo easier. One side has a fiber mat that helps to prevent cargo from sliding around, and the other side is easy-to-clean plastic. Six cargo hooks make strapping gear down a snap, and the hooks fold away when they are not needed. The platform can support up to 400 pounds and is a great example of an inexpensive item that adds more than its weight in versatility.

A six-disc CD changer can be added to the standard audio system on the SXT and SLT, and a navigation system can be tacked onto the SLT, as can upgraded speakers and the MyGIG multimedia system. Sunroof, satellite radio, hands-free communication, and a trailer tow group are other notable options.


Model News

The 2007 Dodge Nitro is a new model for 2007, offering in-your-face styling and a functional interior for right around $20,000. It joins the Durango as Dodge's only available sport utilities, and is a good choice for those folks who think most mid-size SUVs look too cute. It comes reasonably well equipped, and offers a host of audio and appearance options.


Value Writeup

The 2007 Dodge Nitro starts at $19,225 for the rear-wheel-drive SXT, making it one of the more affordable mid-size sport utes available. A 210-horsepower 3.7L V6 is standard, and a 255-horsepower 4.0L V6 can be added for $990. Two- and four-wheel-drive variants are available, and the distinctively styled Nitro can tow 5,000 pounds when equipped with the optional trailer top group.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
351.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
468.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EKG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/226

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DEH

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.3 qts

EPA Classification
Special Purpose 2WD

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
40.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in

Front Hip Room
56.8 in

Second Head Room
40.8 in

Second Leg Room
37.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in

Second Hip Room
47.4 in

Wheelbase
108.8 in

Length, Overall
178.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.1 in

Height, Overall
69.9 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.0 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
65.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
32.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3931 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
TRY

Rear Tire Order Code
TRY

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P225/75R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.3 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.44 x 0.47 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
36,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V291000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 03, 2007

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
80894

Summary
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULE (TIPM) WAS PROGRAMMED WITH SOFTWARE THAT MAY ALLOW THE ENGINE TO STAFF UNDER CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE TIPM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 5, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G25. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V438000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 03, 2009

Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Potential Number of Units Affected
84680

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 DODGE NITRO PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM MAY EXPERIENCE A CONDITION OVER TIME WHERE HIGH USAGE OF THE VARIABLE PAUSE WIPER FUNCTION (DELAY MODE) MAY EVENTUALLY AFFECT PRIMARY WIPER FUNCTION, RENDERING THE WIPER SYSTEM INOPERABLE.

Consequence
INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE IMPAIRED VISIBILITY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ADD EXTERNAL RELAYS AND UPDATE THE TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULE SOFTWARE TO CONTROL THE WIPER FUNCTIONS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-835-1403.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V434000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 11, 2007

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
296550

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE MAY ALLOW A MOMENTARY DELAY IN BRAKING WHEN COASTING UP A HILL DURING CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE WITH NEW SOFTWARE THAT PREVENTS THIS CONDITION FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. G40. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V525000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 07, 2008

Component
PARKING BRAKE

Potential Number of Units Affected
3663

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 3,663 MY 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO AND MY 2008 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE PARK BRAKE LEVER CLUTCH DRUM MAY DISTORT AND REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PARK BRAKE SYSTEM.

Consequence
THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO MOVE INADVERTENTLY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARK BRAKE LEVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H28. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
06V341000

Mfg's Report Date
09/06/2006

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
2333

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE CAN CAUSE A MOMENTARY LOCK UP OF THE DRIVE WHEELS IF THE VEHICLE IS TRAVELING OVER 40 MPH AND THE OPERATOR SHIFTS FROM DRIVE TO NEUTRAL AND BACK TO DRIVE.

Consequence
IF THE DRIVE WHEELS LOCKED UP, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED DURING SEPTEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F43. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.7L (226) V6 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Rear wheel drive

All speed traction control

Electronic stability program

600-amp maintenance free battery

160-amp alternator

3.21 axle ratio

Corporate 8.25" rear axle

P225/75R16 all season BSW tires

Compact spare tire w/tire carrier winch

16" x 7" styled steel wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Molded-in-color front/rear fascia

Molded-in-color body side moldings

Molded-in-color fender flares

Roof rack side rails

Fold-away pwr mirrors

Light-tinted solar control glass

Black license plate brow

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Cloth low-back bucket seats-inc: front passenger forward fold flat seat, underseat storage drawer

Rear 65/35 split folding reclining seat

Front/rear floor mats

Center floor console

Tilt steering column

Instrument cluster w/tach and tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch

Speed sensitive pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

AM/FM/CD MP3 radio-inc: (6) speakers

Front/rear 12V pwr outlet

115V auxiliary pwr outlet

Map/dome reading lamps

Illuminated entry

Cargo compartment lamp

City 18/hwy 24 (3.7L engine/6-speed manual trans)

City 18/hwy 24 (3.7L engine/4-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Driver & front passenger multistage airbags w/occupant classification system

Supplemental side air bags

Child seat anchor system

Electronic stability program

Dual note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA/FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST STATES REGION
$0

 
NEW ENGLAND STATES REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
3.7L V6 ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC VLP TRANSMISSION
$825

 
23B SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
23C SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$1,285

 
24B SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$175

 
24C SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$1,285

 
P225/75R16 ALL SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P235/65R17 PERFORMANCE OWL TIRES
$100

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$225

 
SXT APPEARANCE GROUP
$200

 
17 X 7.0 ALUMINUM WHEELS
$335

 
AM/FM STEREO RADIO W/INTEGRATED 6 DISC CD/DVD AUDIO/MP3 PLAYER
$350

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO SYSTEM
$195

 
DEEP TINT SUNSCREEN GLASS
$300

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE
$245

 
GRAY RUNNING BOARDS
$395

 
LUXURY FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$30

 
PWR SUNROOF
$895

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
SPEED CONTROL
$250

 
TRAILER TOW GROUP
$670

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

 
DEALER INSTALLED DARK GROUP
$0

 
DEALER INSTALLED MOPAR CHROME GROUP
$0

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