Don't let the look fool you. We had problems with the vehicle after a year of ownership, with the wheel bearings. Specifically the hub on both front wheels and the cost was over 900.00 dollars. Also the winter had done its part in damaging our vehicle. With some mud getting onto a sensor(ESP) that is connected to the rear wheel was damaged. The cost to repair this was around 2000.00 dollars(parts and labor).
2009 Dodge Nitro SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
B+ Sweet SUV! Love it! High ride. Not sluggish as others have said, when cornering the computer protects vehicle from over acceleration. Can override w/EVP off. I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS! Runs fast off line for 4000 lbs V6. R/T has even better performance. Best mileage w/ cruise control (highway 27 mpg). Rear seats nice & roomy, however exiting vehicle is awkward, especially for children < 10 (due to height of vehicle and far forward short floor). Front leg room is a little narrow. Has interior wind buffeting if only rear window down. Warms up quickly for heat/defrost (~10 min. at 10F). Cat Back exhaust makes vehicle 'growl'. Turn off 4WD before tight turns like parking in mall.
Unique looking vehicle, similar to an H3. Nitro turns heads. Moonroof is sweet. Heated seats. Two tone leather seats. Vehicle already prep'd for adding trailer hitch (transmission cooler already installed). Trim is nice. It heats up fast! Lots of storage space! Radio has great sound. Load and go.
6-12 in wider & longer would improve front leg room & rear egress. Turn signals in side mirrors. Rear window venting (like minivan). Bungie net included to secure items. Front passenger hand hold grip (pylon/dash). CAT BACK for everyone! Seatback grips for rear passengers. 6 disk CD standard.