2009 Dodge Nitro  -  $22,985


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,985
Base Invoice: $21,686
Destination Charge: $745
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr SE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: 2WD 4dr SE
Transmission: 4-speed automatic VLP transmission
Engine: 3.7L V6 engine

Pros

Strong, aggressive exterior design; functional interior cargo space; lifetime warranty on improved powertrain; high safety ratings


Model News

In its third model year, the 2009 Dodge Nitro remains basically the same as the 2008 models. A minor change, the Nitro is available in only two models: SE (replacing 2008's SXT model) and SLT. The sporty R/T is now considered an upgrade package for the SLT. A four-speed automatic transmission is now standard for the SE and SLT models and a five-speed automatic is standard with the R/T; no manual transmissions will be available for 2009. All models have revised suspension tuning and improved braking systems.


Value Writeup

The Dodge Nitro is categorized as a mid-sized SUV and not as a crossover (sedan/SUV), yet its bold look and style is comparable to a Hummer and other truck-based vehicles. For buyers looking for an SUV that's an affordable workhorse, the Dodge Nitro has the overall strength and cargo room of larger vehicles yet has a price comparable to a small or midsize sedan.


Model Highlights

The most noticed feature of the Dodge Nitro is its strong, aggressive exterior design, one that suggests power and commands attention because of its sharp, square corners, prominent in-your-face grill and stylish yet confident use of steel, aluminum, simple colors and sharp geometric design. The Dodge Nitro has a unibody construction based on a platform it shares with the Jeep Liberty. Chrome tubular side steps and chrome fascia accents give the Nitro a very dominating look. Despite its size, the Dodge Nitro appears like a full-sized SUV, making it appear larger and more prominent than similar vehicles, like the Saturn VUE. Image-conscious buyers will appreciate the powerful look and style of the 2009 Dodge Nitro.

The SE features a 3.7L V6 producing 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard; no manual transmissions will be available for 2009. The SLT and R/T trims feature a 4.0L V6 that makes 260 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The R/T comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission. All models are available with either rear wheel drive or part-time 4-wheel-drive that can be easily operated while driving.

The 2009 Nitro has increased its cargo and towing capacity from 2008. It has 65 cubic feet of space when the back seats are folded down. A popular feature from 2008, the SLT and R/T have the Load 'n' Go cargo floor that slides 18 inches rearward for loading and unloading. In addition, the Nitro can tow (with the addition of a Class III towing package) up to 5,000 pounds. A 115-volt outlet is standard on all models.

The 2009 Nitro has improved stiffer rear axles so that it can handle challenging road conditions better. Combined with a revised braking system, driving ? particularly on the highway ? is smooth, even with a full vehicle. The Nitro carries the Electronic Stability Program as standard on all models. The improved powertrain and engine carry a lifetime warranty on all models.

The 2009 Nitro's safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control (which includes a 'trailer sway' feature) as well as full-length "multi-stage" and side curtain airbags. Crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earned the Nitro five of five stars in all frontal and side impact categories.

Standard equipment on the SE includes 16-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, full-power accessories, reclining rear seats, tire-pressure monitor and a six-speaker CD stereo.

Standard on the SLT are 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color exterior trim, privacy glass, heated power folding mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable driver seat, cruise control and the sliding Load 'n' Go cargo floor with tie-downs.

The R/T package for the SLT also includes 20-inch chrome wheels, firmer suspension tuning, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and upgraded exterior trim. The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) is standard or all R/T and SLT models.

Upgrade packages includes the Convenience Group package, which adds an upgraded audio system, rear park assist, remote engine start and Bluetooth. A "Sun and Wheels" package adds sunroof, performance suspension and aluminum chrome-clad wheels (20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels are standard on the R/T). SLT buyers can also get the "Uconnect" multimedia suite, which includes a 30-gigabyte hard drive and navigation system with real-time traffic, USB port and digital music storage.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
429.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EKG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/226

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DGV

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
14.0 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

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

Liftover Height
33.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
65.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
32.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3971 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
Live 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
17.4

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
12.4 x 0.5 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
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

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

4-speed automatic VLP transmission

Rear wheel drive

600-amp maintenance free battery

160-amp alternator

3.73 axle ratio

8.25" rear axle ring gear

Pwr rack & pinion steering

16" X 7.0" styled steel wheels

P225/75R16 all season BSW tires

Compact spare tire w/tire carrier winch

Bright grille

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

AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio

(4) speakers

Auxiliary audio input

Sirius satellite radio -inc: 1-yr Sirius real time traffic service *Sirius N/A in HI* *Limited Sirius service in AK*

Dark khaki, Cloth low-back bucket seats

Dark slate gray, Cloth low-back bucket seats

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/tachometer

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch

Speed sensitive pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Auxiliary 12V pwr outlet

Map/dome reading lamps

Illuminated entry

Rear dome lamp

Electronic stability program

4-wheel anti-lock pwr disc brakes

Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

All speed traction control

Driver & front passenger multistage airbags

Front airbag occupant classification system

Supplemental side air bags

LATCH-ready child seat anchor system

Dual note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA/FLORIDA 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

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC VLP TRANSMISSION
$0

 
24B SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
24C SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$1,305

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK PEARL
$0

 
DEEP WATER BLUE PEARL
$225

 
INFERNO RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$225

 
LIGHT GRAYSTONE PEARL
$0

 
STONE WHITE
$0

 
SUNBURST ORANGE PEARL
$0

 
TORRED
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY, CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DARK KHAKI, CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
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" POLISHED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 7.0" ALUMINUM CHROME CLAD WHEELS
$0

 
P225/75R16 ALL SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P235/65R17 PERFORMANCE OWL TIRES
$100

 
P235/65R17 ALL SEASON PERFORMANCE BSW TIRES
$0

 
CHROME ACCENTS GROUP
$1,210

 
SUN AND WHEELS GROUP
$1,420

 
SUN AND WHEELS GROUP DISCOUNT
$-500

 
TRAVEL CONVENIENCE GROUP
$820

 
DEEP-TINTED SUNSCREEN GLASS
$300

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
MOPAR UCONNECT WEB
$0

 
PWR SUNROOF
$895

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

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