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2011 Dodge Nitro 2WD 4dr Detonator *Ltd Avail*

2WD 4dr Detonator *Ltd Avail*

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Price with options: $26,245

MSRP: $26,245

Base Invoice: $25,372

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Sport Utility

MPG

City: 16 - Hwy: 21

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2011 Dodge Nitro Pros

Although the Dodge Nitro remains mechanically unchanged, all Nitro models get a series of appearance upgrades for 2011. Large 20-inch wheels are now standard across the entire model line, bringing an even more aggressive appearance. On the inside, seat materials have been upgraded. Nitro "Shock" models include new leather seats with colored stitching, along with a sunroof and all Nitro models include a monochromatic interior. A new Nitro Heat 4.0 Lifestyle Package is added to the lineup, for 2011, including the more powerful engine, the UConnect Bluetooth phone interface and an upgraded sound system. Across all Nitro models, Bright White Clear Coat, Blackberry Pearl Coat, Toxic Orange and Redline Two Coat Pearl join the lineup of exterior hues.

2011 Dodge Nitro Model Highlights

The 2011 Dodge Nitro is offered in four different models: Heat, Shock and Detonator. All but the base Heat model include an all-aluminum 260-hp, 4.0L V6 engine, while the Heat starts with a 210-hp, 3.7-liter V6. The base engine gets a 4-speed automatic, while a 5-speed automatic comes with 4.0L models. Both engines include an Interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (IDFSO), which helps improve fuel economy by completely shutting off the fuel injectors at times when decelerating. EPA fuel economy estimates run as high as 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway when equipped with the 3.7-liter and rear-wheel drive.

Each Nitro model may be equipped with rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. The 4-wheel drive system is a part-time system that, while not as good for unexpected slippery road patches as full-time systems, allows you to save fuel by driving in 2-wheel drive when 4-wheel drive is not needed. A 4-wheel drive 'Lock' mode is good for getting through snow, mud or sand.

With an independent, coil-spring front suspension and a solid 5-link rear setup, the Nitro's suspension is configured for a mix of truck-like capability and yet better handling than the most truck-like SUVs. Ride quality can be somewhat choppy, as the suspension is tuned quite firmly, especially in the sporty Detonator models, but its rather compact size and responsive steering make it quite good for the city. Weekend towing needs are also well-represented; with an available towing package, the Nitro can tow 5,000 pounds, and either of the torquey V6 engines is well-suited to the task.

The Nitro has a versatile, 5-passenger layout, with a second-row bench seat that can fold forward to create a completely flat, expanded cargo space. The front passenger seat also folds forward to accommodate long objects.

Standard safety features on all Nitro models include electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, front side and full-length side-curtain airbags and active head restrains for the front seats.

At the affordable end of the lineup, the Nitro Heat still comes very well equipped--with aluminum wheels, air conditioning and CD sound with Sirius Satellite Radio. The Detonator model stands out on the outside with polished aluminum wheels and inside adds 9-speaker sound, with a subwoofer, plus remote start and a park-assist system. At the top of the lineup, the Dodge Nitro Shock gets premium painted alloy wheels plus heated leather seats and a sunroof. Both Detonator and Shock models now include striping on the outside.

Options on the Nitro include a navigation system, upgraded 368-watt, 8-speaker sound system, Sirius Backseat TV, Bluetooth hands-free and streaming audio functions, heated leather seats, rear park assist and a power sunroof.

2011 Dodge Nitro Model News

Styling is a big part of the Nitro's appeal; its boxy body and sturdy truck roots, combined with an aggressive, rather low stance, help it look and perform like few other vehicles on the market. The Nitro marketed as more city-friendly--and, combined with its better-than-average towing ability, a good choice for those who need to live with tight parking spaces yet occasionally want to tow a boat or ATVs out for the weekend. Those who regularly carry large or oddly-shaped pieces of cargo will also appreciate the Nitro's cargo versatility.

2011 Dodge Nitro Value Writeup

Torquey V6 engines; versatile interior; truck-like capability in a compact package

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/241
Engine Order Code EGS
Engine Type Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 4200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 18
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Upper/Lower "A" arms
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.21
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code DGJ
Trans Type 5
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4038
ENTERTAINMENT
(8) amplified speakers, subwoofer
Audio jack input for mobile devices
Bluetooth streaming audio
Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player
SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 1yr SIRIUS satellite radio service
Steering wheel audio controls
UConnect hands-free communication w/voice command *UConnect requires a cell phone with Bluetooth technology*
EXTERIOR
20" X 7.5" polished/painted aluminum wheels
Body color bodyside moldings
Body color fender flares
Body color front/rear fascias
Body color w/chrome accent grille
Bright license plate brow
Deep tint sunscreen glass (all windows rearward of B-pillar)
Fog lamps
Fold-away heated pwr mirrors
Front air dam
Headlamp off time delay
P245/50R20 all season performance VSB tires
Rear window wiper/washer
Roof rack side rails
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
INTERIOR
12V auxiliary pwr outlet
Air conditioning
Body color sill appliques
Cabin air filtering
Center floor console
Cloth low-back bucket seats -inc: color-keyed insert
Floor cargo lashing rails
Front passenger forward fold flat seat
Illuminated entry
Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Instrument cluster w/display screen
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Luxury front/rear floor mats
Overhead console
ParkSense
Power accessory delay
Premium door trim panels
Premium instrument panel
Pwr 6-way driver seat adjustment
Pwr windows w/front 1-touch up/down
Rear 60/40 split folding reclining seat
Rear dome lamp
Rear window defroster
Remote keyless entry
Remote start
Reversible/waterproof cargo storage
Security alarm
Sentry Key theft deterrent system
Speed control
Speed sensitive pwr door locks
Tilt steering column
Universal garage door opener
Vehicle information center
MECHANICAL
140-amp alternator
3.21 axle ratio
4.0L SOHC V6 engine
5-speed automatic transmission
600-amp maintenance free battery
8.25" rear axle ring gear
Auxiliary transmission oil cooler
Compact spare tire w/tire carrier winch
Performance tuned suspension
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Rear wheel drive
SAFETY
4-wheel anti-lock pwr disc brakes
Active head restraints
All speed traction control
Brake assist
Driver & front passenger multistage airbags
Dual note horn
Electronic roll mitigation
Electronic stability program
Enhanced accident response system
Front airbag occupant classification system
LATCH-ready child seat anchor system
Rear door child protection locks
Supplemental side curtain front/rear air bags
Tire pressure monitoring display