2008 Dodge Nitro

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$20,320 - $25,320
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Engine Engine 3.7LV-6
MPG MPG 16 City / 22 Hwy
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2008 Nitro Overview

The 2008 Dodge Nitro is a mid-size sport utility vehicle distinguished from other SUVs by its squared-off styling with exaggerated fender flares.Nitro shares its platform with the Jeep Liberty.It is 22 inches shorter than the Dodge Durango full-size SUV.

The Nitro looks and feels larger than its size, with a high seating position that SUV owners like, and good cabin space.It features Load 'n' Go, a cargo storage system whereby the rear seats and front passenger seat fold totally flat in seconds; additionally, the cargo floor slides rearward out over the rear bumper, and can hold 400 pounds, making the loading of heavy objects much easier.It could prevent back injuries.

The Nitro comes with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, with a choice of V6 engines.The newer 4.0-liter V6 is better than the old 3.7-liter, with 50 more horsepower and fuel economy that's only one or two miles per gallon less.However the 4.0-liter engine only comes in the top-of-the-line R/T model, which costs about $3200 more than the most popular SLT.But a five-speed automatic also comes with the R/T, and that transmission is also better than the standard four-speed in the SLT.Surprisingly, the R/T has a more comfortable ride, as well.

There are three types of upholstery: basic cloth, a handsome stain-repellant cloth, and beautiful perforated leather.No matter which covering, the seats are very comfortable.The cabin is quiet thanks to heavy use of sound deadening material, and visibility out the rear and to the front corners of the Nitro is excellent.

For a base price of $19,595, a Nitro owner gets many safety features that are usually optional on other vehicles, such as side curtain airbags, an electronic stability program with traction control and brake assist, electronic roll mitigation and a tire-pressure monitor.

The Nitro was introduced for the 2007 model year and it gets only minor changes for 2008.The only notable updates are standard Trailer Sway Control and the availability of rear obstacle detection system.
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2008 Nitro Overview

The 2008 Dodge Nitro is a mid-size sport utility vehicle distinguished from other SUVs by its squared-off styling with exaggerated fender flares.Nitro shares its platform with the Jeep Liberty.It is 22 inches shorter than the Dodge Durango full-size SUV.

The Nitro looks and feels larger than its size, with a high seating position that SUV owners like, and good cabin space.It features Load 'n' Go, a cargo storage system whereby the rear seats and front passenger seat fold totally flat in seconds; additionally, the cargo floor slides rearward out over the rear bumper, and can hold 400 pounds, making the loading of heavy objects much easier.It could prevent back injuries.

The Nitro comes with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, with a choice of V6 engines.The newer 4.0-liter V6 is better than the old 3.7-liter, with 50 more horsepower and fuel economy that's only one or two miles per gallon less.However the 4.0-liter engine only comes in the top-of-the-line R/T model, which costs about $3200 more than the most popular SLT.But a five-speed automatic also comes with the R/T, and that transmission is also better than the standard four-speed in the SLT.Surprisingly, the R/T has a more comfortable ride, as well.

There are three types of upholstery: basic cloth, a handsome stain-repellant cloth, and beautiful perforated leather.No matter which covering, the seats are very comfortable.The cabin is quiet thanks to heavy use of sound deadening material, and visibility out the rear and to the front corners of the Nitro is excellent.

For a base price of $19,595, a Nitro owner gets many safety features that are usually optional on other vehicles, such as side curtain airbags, an electronic stability program with traction control and brake assist, electronic roll mitigation and a tire-pressure monitor.

The Nitro was introduced for the 2007 model year and it gets only minor changes for 2008.The only notable updates are standard Trailer Sway Control and the availability of rear obstacle detection system.Hide Full Review