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2011 Dodge Nitro
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Fuel Economy City
16.0 mpg 21.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
21.0 mpg 28.0 mpg
Transmission
5-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 36/36,000
Seating Capacity
5 occupants
5 occupants
Radio
SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
MP3 Player
MP3 decoder MP3 decoder
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls with steering wheel controls
Cup Holder
front and rear front and rear
1-Touch Open
driver and passenger driver
Air Filter
air filter N/A
Amplifier
amplifier N/A
Antenna
integrated roof fixed
Cargo Concealed Storage
cargo concealed storage N/A
Cargo Floor Trim
plastic carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light cargo light
Cargo Tie Downs
cargo tie downs N/A
Clock
N/A in-dash
Compass
compass compass
Dashboard Storage
dashboard storage N/A
Dome Light
fade fade
Door Bins
dual dual
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature exterior temperature
Floor Console
full full
Front Air Conditioning
manual manual
Front Windows
power power
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent variable intermittent
Garage Door Opener
HomeLink Wireless Control System N/A
Glove Box
glove box glove box
Instrument Display
analog analog
Instrument Panel Storage
covered bin bin
Overhead Console
mini with storage mini with storage
Park Distance Control
Parksense rear N/A
Power Outlets
1 2
Quarter Vent Rear Windows
power power
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
radio steering wheel controls radio steering wheel controls
Reading Lights
front front
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
rear child safety door locks rear child safety door locks
Rear Defroster
rear defroster rear defroster
Rear Door Bins
rear door bins rear door bins
Rear Heat Ducts
N/A underseat ducts
Rear Window Release
N/A keyfob
Rear Windows
power power
Rear Windshield Type
N/A flip-up
Rear Windshield Wiper
fixed interval fixed interval
Rearview Mirror
auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power retained accessory power
Seatback Storage
1 2
Speakers
9 4
Steering Wheel
tilt tilt
Steering Wheel Material
leather/metal-look leather
Systems Monitor
systems monitor systems monitor
Tachometer
tachometer tachometer
Tinted Windows
deep deep
Trip Computer
trip computer trip computer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer trip odometer
Trunk Lid Trim
plastic plastic
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated dual illuminated
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge engine temperature gauge
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Seating Capacity
5 occupants
5 occupants
Seat Trim
cloth premium cloth
Rear Seats
65-35 split-bench 60-40 split-bench
Front Armrests
center center
Front Seat Type
bucket bucket
Front Headrests
adjustable adjustable
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way (6-way power) 8-way (6-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way 4-way
Rear Headrests
adjustable adjustable
Door Trim
N/A cloth
Headliner
full cloth full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear carpeted front & rear
Dashboard Insert
metal-look metal-look
Gear Shift Knob Trim
chrome N/A
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Front
Back
Side Profile
Interior Profile
Dashboard
Torque
265 @ 4200 223 @ 4300
Horsepower
260 @ 6000 240 @ 6550
Engine
4.0L V-6 260 HP 2.5L I-4 171 HP
Transmission
5-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Tank
19.5 gal. 17.5 gal.
Range
356 miles 423 miles
Drive Type
rear-wheel front-wheel
Alternator
140 amp 110 amp
Axle Ratio
3.21 3.51
Battery
600 amp with run down protection 550 amp with run down protection
Exhaust
stainless steel stainless steel
Traction Control
ABS & driveline ABS & driveline
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Electronic Stability
stability control AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control
Wheels
20.0 " polished aluminum 16.0 " silver aluminum
Front Suspension
short and long arm strut
Rear Suspension
trailing arm multi-link
Brakes
4-wheel disc front disc/rear drum
Ride
sport N/A
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil coil
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion rack & pinion
Vented Disc Brakes
front front
Front Tires
P245/50SR20.0BSW AS P235/70TR16.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel compact steel
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Door Count
4 doors 4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
75.6 cu.ft. 67.2 cu.ft.
Exterior Width
73.1 " 71.1 "
Front Headroom
40.6 " 40.4 "
Rear Legroom
37.7 " 35.6 "
Curb Weight
3,982 lbs. 3,332 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.39 N/A
Exterior Height
69.9 " 67.9 "
Exterior Length
178.9 " 174.7 "
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
N/A 2,330 lbs.
Front Hiproom
56.8 " 53.3 "
Front Legroom
40.8 " 41.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.2 " 56.6 "
Front Tread
61 " 61 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
5,600 lbs. 4,440 lbs.
Interior Cargo Volume
32.1 cu.ft. 31.4 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
64.7 cu.ft. 67.2 cu.ft.
Max Trailer Tongue Weight
N/A 4,980 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
2,000 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Passenger Volume
102 cu.ft. 100 cu.ft.
Payload
1,150 lbs. 1,000 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
N/A 2,230 lbs.
Rear Headroom
40.8 " 39.2 "
Rear Hiproom
47.4 " 49.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.4 " 55.9 "
Rear Tread
61 " 60 "
Turning Radius
18.1 ' 18.3 '
Wheelbase
109 " 103 "
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Bumpers
body-colored body-colored
Grille Moldings
body-colored w/chrome accents chrome
Paint
clearcoat monotone with stripe clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated dual power remote convex spotter
Fender Flares
body-colored N/A
Bodyside Moldings
body-colored N/A
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper rear step bumper
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger driver and passenger
Panic Alarm
panic alarm panic alarm
Security System
security system N/A
Safety Rating - Frontal
Driver N/A
Passenger N/A
Driver
Passenger
Safety Rating - Side
Front Seat N/A
Rear Seat N/A
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light
Driver Side Impact Airbags
N/A seat mounted
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key immobilizer
Occupancy Sensor
occupancy sensor occupancy sensor
Overhead Airbag
curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags Safety Canopy Systems
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
N/A seat mounted
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front front
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams side impact beams
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Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/100,000 60/unlimited
Major Components Months/Miles
60/100,000 60/60,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000 60/60,000
Invoice
$25,372 $23,035
MSRP
$26,245 $24,670
Average Cost to Fill Tank
$75 $67