2008 Dodge Nitro  -  $21,015


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,015
Base Invoice: $19,786
Destination Charge: $695
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 V6 engine

Model Highlights

Dodge's Nitro comes in three different models for 2008--base SXT, mid-range SLT, and the sporty R/T. The SXT and SLT have a 3.7L V6 engine making 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque, while the R/T model has a 4.0L overhead-cam V6 making 260 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. With the 3.7L engine, a six-speed manual is standard with a four-speed automatic optional; a five-speed automatic is the only transmission offered with the 4.0L, though it has Electronic Range Select shift control.

All variants of the Nitro are available with either rear-wheel drive or part-time four-wheel drive. The 4WD mode is engaged or disengaged with an in-dash switch. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard on the Nitro, along with ESP electronic stability control, which helps maintain stability on slippery surfaces or in abrupt maneuvers.

The Nitro has an independent coil-spring front suspension and solid five-link rear suspension, in a configuration that's capable for trailer towing. SXT models get a suspension tuned more for ride, while SLT and R/T models get a performance-tuned setup that includes a stiffer sway bar, tighter springs and shocks, and 20-inch tires.

SLT and R/T models also get chrome detailing around the instrument cluster, steering wheel, center console, and door handles, plus a different gear shift knob.

The Nitro's packaging helps get the most out of the compact dimensions, with a fold-flat front passenger seat, fold-flat second-row seats for expanding the cargo space, and, on the SLT and R/T, a Load 'N Go cargo floor that slides 18 inches rearward for easier loading and unloading of heavy items, or grocery bags. The floor system can hold up to 400 pounds. On SXT models there's a reversible cargo floor with available utility table.

Noteworthy options on the Nitro include a MyGig Multimedia Infotainment System with a navigation system that now features real-time traffic data; a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, premium audio with a subwoofer, heated leather seats, remote start, Park Sense, and the UConnect Bluetooth hands-free calling interface.


Pros

Flexible interior; sporty exterior styling; towing ability.


Model News

The Dodge Nitro, introduced in 2007, enters its second model year with only a few minor changes. The sporty R/T model gets new two-tone seats, with inserts in a choice of Inferno Red, Electric Blue, or Sunburst Orange. A newly available SXT C Package brings a body-color fascia, fender flares, and body side molding. Also, major options are brought together into several packages, called the Travel Group, Convenience Group, and Premium Sound Package.

Safety-wise, a new trailer sway control system is standard in addition to the electronic stability control, and a ParkSense rear park assist system is now available as an option.

Brilliant Black, Light Graystone, and Modern Blue are new colors for 2008.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Dodge Nitro, which is closely related to the Jeep Liberty, appeals to buyers based on its aggressive and unique styling and flexible interior. And especially with the new standard trailer sway control system, it's going to be one of the best compact SUVs for towing.


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
3823 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
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

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.

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 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 7.0" 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

Rear 60/40 split folding reclining seat

Luxury front/rear floor mats

Center floor console

Tilt steering column

Instrument cluster w/tach & tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch

Speed sensitive pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

AM/FM/Sirius/CD MP3 radio -inc: (4) speakers, 1-year prepaid service

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Front/rear 12V pwr outlet

115V auxiliary pwr outlet

Map/dome reading lamps

Illuminated entry

Cargo compartment lamp

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Driver & front passenger multistage airbags w/occupant classification system

Supplemental side airbags

Child seat anchor system

Child safety rear door locks

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
$1,505

 
24B SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
24C SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$1,505

 
P225/75R16 ALL SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P235/65R17 PERFORMANCE OWL TIRES
$100

 
P235/65R17 ALL SEASON PERFORMANCE BSW TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$225

 
16" X 7.0" STYLED STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
16" X 6.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$175

 
17" X 7.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$175

 
17" X 7.0" ALUMINUM CHROME CLAD WHEELS
$0

 
CHROME ACCENTS GROUP
$1,210

 
SUN & WHEELS GROUP
$1,770

 
SUN & WHEELS GROUP DISCOUNT
$-500

 
TRAVEL CONVENIENCE GROUP
$820

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
PWR SUNROOF
$895

 
GRAY RUNNING BOARDS
$395

 
LUXURY FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$30

 
DEALER INSTALLED CHROME GROUP
$0

 
DEALER INSTALLED DARK GROUP
$0

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