Dodge Nitro: Your Compact SUV

Dodge Nitro is a CU released in the year 2007 by the Dodge division of Chrysler. It shared its platform with the 2nd generation Jeep Liberty. It had got uni-body design with big wheels, high waistline, and belligerently flared fenders. Handling of Nitro is decent, but it kinda’ disappoints those who expect plush interiors loaded with modern amenities. Cargo space was decent when compared with other SUVs across the range.

2011 Nitro

2011 Dodge Nitro was offered in3 trim levels: Detonator, Shock, and Heat. The 4x4 and 4x2 versions are available in either detonator, heator shock trim levels. You can see a 3.7 L V6 engine teamed to a 4-speed auto transmission. You can also see an optional 260-horsepower 4.0-L V6 engine coupled to a 5-speed auto transmission.

For the year 2011, you can see a new Heat 4.0 lifestyle package added to all the trim levels. The Heat 4.0 package comes with a standard 5-speed auto transmission, upgraded 8-speaker sound system, and an Uconnect Phone. Bluetooth connectivity was a part of standard offering in all the later models.

Few selected models come with upgraded interiors. All the models of these 3 trim levels come in 9 different exterior colors, which also include Blackberry Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Redline Two Coat Pearl, and Toxic Orange Pearl Coat.

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Technical Characteristics of Dodge Nitro

Technical Characteristics of 2007 Dodge Nitro 3.7 (EU) produced by Dodge (US).

Body Type Sport-utility vehicle 5 doors / 4 seats
Weight 1875 Kg
Length 4585 mm
Height 1773 mm
Wheelbase 2764 mm
Front Track 1549 mm
Rear Track 1549 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 73 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System SMPFi
Max Power 204HP (150 kW) @ 5200 rpm
Max Torque 314Nm @ 4000 rpm
CO2 Emissions 288 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 3700 cc
Bore 93 mm
Stroke 90 mm
Cam Design SOHC - Single Overhead Camshaft
Cylinders 6 IN V
Valves per cylinder 2
Total Valves 12
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 7 x 16 / 7 x 16
Standard Tyres P235/70 R 16 / P235/70 R 16
Suspension Front I.U&LW.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear LA.TrailA.CS.ARB.
Transmission automatic
Number of gears 4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 10.3 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 17.5 l/100km
Road 9 l/100km
Mixt 12.1 l/100km