2011 Dodge Nitro  -  $22,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,995
Base Invoice: $22,402
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr Heat
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: 2WD 4dr Heat
Transmission: 4-speed automatic VLP transmission
Engine: 3.7L V6 engine

Pros

Torquey V6 engines; versatile interior; truck-like capability in a compact package


Model News

Although the Dodge Nitro remains mechanically unchanged, all Nitro models get a series of appearance upgrades for 2011. Large 20-inch wheels are now standard across the entire model line, bringing an even more aggressive appearance. On the inside, seat materials have been upgraded. Nitro "Shock" models include new leather seats with colored stitching, along with a sunroof and all Nitro models include a monochromatic interior. A new Nitro Heat 4.0 Lifestyle Package is added to the lineup, for 2011, including the more powerful engine, the UConnect Bluetooth phone interface and an upgraded sound system. Across all Nitro models, Bright White Clear Coat, Blackberry Pearl Coat, Toxic Orange and Redline Two Coat Pearl join the lineup of exterior hues.


Model Highlights

The 2011 Dodge Nitro is offered in four different models: Heat, Shock and Detonator. All but the base Heat model include an all-aluminum 260-hp, 4.0L V6 engine, while the Heat starts with a 210-hp, 3.7-liter V6. The base engine gets a 4-speed automatic, while a 5-speed automatic comes with 4.0L models. Both engines include an Interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (IDFSO), which helps improve fuel economy by completely shutting off the fuel injectors at times when decelerating. EPA fuel economy estimates run as high as 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway when equipped with the 3.7-liter and rear-wheel drive.

Each Nitro model may be equipped with rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. The 4-wheel drive system is a part-time system that, while not as good for unexpected slippery road patches as full-time systems, allows you to save fuel by driving in 2-wheel drive when 4-wheel drive is not needed. A 4-wheel drive 'Lock' mode is good for getting through snow, mud or sand.

With an independent, coil-spring front suspension and a solid 5-link rear setup, the Nitro's suspension is configured for a mix of truck-like capability and yet better handling than the most truck-like SUVs. Ride quality can be somewhat choppy, as the suspension is tuned quite firmly, especially in the sporty Detonator models, but its rather compact size and responsive steering make it quite good for the city. Weekend towing needs are also well-represented; with an available towing package, the Nitro can tow 5,000 pounds, and either of the torquey V6 engines is well-suited to the task.

The Nitro has a versatile, 5-passenger layout, with a second-row bench seat that can fold forward to create a completely flat, expanded cargo space. The front passenger seat also folds forward to accommodate long objects.

Standard safety features on all Nitro models include electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, front side and full-length side-curtain airbags and active head restrains for the front seats.

At the affordable end of the lineup, the Nitro Heat still comes very well equipped--with aluminum wheels, air conditioning and CD sound with Sirius Satellite Radio. The Detonator model stands out on the outside with polished aluminum wheels and inside adds 9-speaker sound, with a subwoofer, plus remote start and a park-assist system. At the top of the lineup, the Dodge Nitro Shock gets premium painted alloy wheels plus heated leather seats and a sunroof. Both Detonator and Shock models now include striping on the outside.

Options on the Nitro include a navigation system, upgraded 368-watt, 8-speaker sound system, Sirius Backseat TV, Bluetooth hands-free and streaming audio functions, heated leather seats, rear park assist and a power sunroof.


Value Writeup

Styling is a big part of the Nitro's appeal; its boxy body and sturdy truck roots, combined with an aggressive, rather low stance, help it look and perform like few other vehicles on the market. The Nitro marketed as more city-friendly--and, combined with its better-than-average towing ability, a good choice for those who need to live with tight parking spaces yet occasionally want to tow a boat or ATVs out for the weekend. Those who regularly carry large or oddly-shaped pieces of cargo will also appreciate the Nitro's cargo versatility.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

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
Electronic Fuel Injection

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)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
14.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.5 ft³

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
40.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in

Front Hip Room
56.1 in

Second Head Room
40.8 in

Second Leg Room
39.4 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
70.5 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.0 in

Rear Door Opening Height
33.1 in

Rear Door Opening Width
46.5 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
40.5 in

Liftover Height
33.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.7 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3976 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" arms

Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle

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

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

Front Tire Order Code
TX1

Rear Tire Order Code
TX1

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P245/50R20

Rear Tire Size
P245/50R20

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
20 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

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
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V315000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 07, 2011

Component
STEERING:COLUMN

Potential Number of Units Affected
11,351

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011DODGE JOURNEY, JEEP WRANGLER, CHRYSLER 200, CHRYSLER 200 CONVERTIBLE, DODGE AVENGER, DODGE NITRO, JEEP LIBERTY, DODGE CALIBER, JEEP COMPASS, JEEP PATRIOT, DODGE GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A MISSING OR INCORRECTLY INSTALLED STEERING COLUMN PIVOT RIVET.

Consequence
A MISSING OR INCORRECTLY INSTALLED RIVET COULD COMPROMISE THE ABILITY OF THE STEERING COLUMN TO SUPPORT THE OCCUPANT LOADS IN THE EVENT OF A FRONTAL CRASH, DECREASING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE FRONTAL IMPACT SAFETY SYSTEM. AS A RESULT, THE CONDITION MAY INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR INJURY IN A FRONTAL CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR RIVET PRESENCE AND ALIGNMENT AND REPAIR THE STEERING COLUMN PIVOT AS REQUIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER'S SAFETY RECALL NO. L23. 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
13V282000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 02, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
442,481

Summary
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013; model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012. Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints , their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N38.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating
Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Not Rated

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating
Not Rated

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.8%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

3.7L V6 engine

4-speed automatic VLP transmission

Auxiliary transmission oil cooler

Rear wheel drive

600-amp maintenance free battery

Performance tuned suspension

140-amp alternator

3.73 axle ratio

8.25" rear axle ring gear

Compact spare tire w/tire carrier winch

Pwr rack & pinion steering

20" X 7.5" aluminum chrome clad wheels

P245/50R20 all season performance VSB tires

Deep tint sunscreen glass (all windows rearward of B-pillar)

Body color front/rear fascias

Body color bodyside moldings

Body color fender flares

Body color w/chrome accent grille

Roof rack side rails

Fog lamps

Headlamp off time delay

Fold-away heated pwr mirrors

Black license plate brow

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player

(6) speakers

Audio jack input for mobile devices

SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 1yr SIRIUS satellite radio service

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

Power accessory delay

Remote keyless entry

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Cabin air filtering

12V auxiliary pwr outlet

Map/dome reading lamps

Illuminated entry

Rear dome lamp

Reversible/waterproof cargo storage

All speed traction control

Electronic stability program

Electronic roll mitigation

4-wheel anti-lock pwr disc brakes

Driver & front passenger multistage airbags

Brake assist

Front airbag occupant classification system

Supplemental side curtain front/rear air bags

Enhanced accident response system

LATCH-ready child seat anchor system

Rear door child protection locks

Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

Dual note horn

Active head restraints

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
3.7L V6 ENGINE
$0

 
4.0L SOHC V6 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC VLP TRANSMISSION
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
24C HEAT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
28D HEAT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$1,800

 
BLACK
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
DARK CHARCOAL PEARL
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
INFERNO RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
REDLINE 2 COAT PEARL
$245

 
BLACKBERRY PEARL
$245

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY INTERIOR, CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
20" X 7.5" ALUMINUM CHROME CLAD WHEELS
$0

 
20" X 7.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$495

 
P245/50R20 ALL SEASON PERFORMANCE VSB TIRES
$0

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$500

 
CHROME ACCENTS GROUP
$1,210

 
NAVIGATION CONVENIENCE GROUP
$2,250

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$50

 
TRAILER TOW GROUP
$575

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$95

 
PWR SUNROOF
$895

 
MEDIA CENTER 430
$640


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