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The 2008 Dodge Nitro is a mid-size sport utility vehicle distinguished from other SUVs by its squared-off styling with exaggerated...

2008 Dodge Nitro Trim Comparison

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General Pricing

Resale Value $23,660.00
Destination $695.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.7L V6
Horsepower 210 @ 5200 RPM
Torque 235 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 2
Displacement (cc) 3700
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.7 X 3.6
Compression Ratio 9.7:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 16
Highway (mpg) 22

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3981.5
Wheelbase (in.) 108.8
Length (in.) 178.9
Width (in.) 73.1
Height (in.) 69.9
Track Front (in.) 61.0
Track Rear (in.) 61.0
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.1

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom (in.) 40.6
Rear Headroom (in.) 40.8
Front Legroom (in.) 40.8
Rear Legroom (in.) 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 57.2
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 56.4
Front Hip Room (in.) 56.8
Rear Hip Room (in.) 47.4

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone
Rear Suspension beam
Tires 235/65R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio satellite
Cassette Player N/A
CD Player Yes
CD Changer N/A
DVD Player N/A
Navigation Aid N/A


Cruise Control Std.
Tilt Steering Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std.


Driver Airbag Std.
Front Side Airbag Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A


Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes


Sunroof / Moonroof N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std.

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