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2011 Dodge Nitro Model Comparison

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General Pricing

Resale Value $27,995.00 $21,800.00 $29,895.00
Destination $750.00 $835.00 $825.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.0L V6 3.6L V6 5.7L V8
Horsepower 260 @ 6000 RPM 283 @ 6400 RPM 376 @ 5150 RPM
Torque 265 @ 4200 RPM 260 @ 4400 RPM 410 @ 4300 RPM
Valves 4 4 2
Displacement (cc) 3952 3605 5654
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.8 X 3.6 3.8 X 3.3 3.9 X 3.6
Compression Ratio 10.3:1 10.2:1 10.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 16 17 15
Highway (mpg) 21 25 24

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4131.5 4510.7 4083.0
Wheelbase (in.) 108.8 121.2 116.0
Length (in.) 178.9 202.8 197.7
Width (in.) 73.1 78.7 75.7
Height (in.) 69.9 67.9 57.1
Track Front (in.) 61.0 65.6 63.0
Track Rear (in.) 61.0 64.8 63.1
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.1 5.6 N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 2 5
Front Headroom (in.) 40.6 39.8 39.3
Rear Headroom (in.) 40.8 N/A 37.4
Front Legroom (in.) 40.8 40.7 42.0
Rear Legroom (in.) 37.7 N/A 32.6
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 57.2 63.7 58.2
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 56.4 N/A 53.9
Front Hip Room (in.) 56.8 58.4 54.6
Rear Hip Room (in.) 47.4 N/A 48.6

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A N/A 91.5

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone strut multi-link
Rear Suspension beam torsion multi-link
Tires 245/50R20 225/65R16 235/55R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive 4x4 wheel drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

Interior

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

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

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

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes N/A Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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