Used 2011 Dodge Nitro

2011 Dodge Nitro
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2011 Dodge Nitro

Pros

  • Considerable towing capacity, brawny image.

Cons

  • Subpar gas mileage
  • lackluster acceleration with either engine
  • chintzy interior
  • vague steering and trucklike handling.

Used 2011 Dodge Nitro for Sale

Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
79,924 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
167,608 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
List$7,850
Est.Loan: $147/mo
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$412 Below Market
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Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
74,793 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
Source Auto Group
35.8 mi away
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Dodge Nitro 2011 Shock 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
100,895 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Shock
List$10,490
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
112,866 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$9,998
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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POWERFUL YET RELIABLE, THIS 2011 SPECIAL HEAT EDITION DODGE NITRO IS READY TO HIT THE ROADS IN STYLE DUE TO ITS SPACIOUS INTERIOR AND AFTERMARKET EXTERIOR DESIGN!!!!!!!!!!! **CLOTH SEATS**SPECIAL HEAT EDITION**VOICE CONTROL**2WD/4WD LOCK**TOW/HAUL MODE**REAR FOLDING SEATS**POWERFUL 3.6L V6 ENGINE**AM/FM/CD/AUX The electronic components on this vehicle are in working order. There are no defects present on this vehicle. There is not a door ding present on this vehicle. There is a properly functioning engine in this vehicle. This vehicle has a clean exterior. The interior was well maintained. The mileage is accurate. There is no trouble shifting this transmission. It is priced to sell quickly, CALL NOW. We have custom financing plans for most budgets. Stop by today or schedule an appointment with one of our qualified sales associates. Also, our entire inventory selection is available online at: www.maxkarmotors.com. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO HONOR SPECIAL PRICING. Here At Maxkar Motors We Emphasize On Providing All Customers With Quality Customer Service, As Well As Quality Vehicles At Unbeatable Prices. We Have Over 30 Banks And Lenders Working By Our Side. Let Our Dedicated And Professional Sales Associates Help You On Your Next Purchase. TAKE 5 minutes and submit an online credit application for a guaranteed approval!!!!!When others say no we say Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready to Save money on the purchase of your next CAR? If you are call us at 540-370-8888 Today. All WAL-MART AND COSTCO CUSTOMERS WELCOME!!!!!!
Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
118,040 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
Apple Auto Sales
53.2 mi away
List$7,990
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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$220 Below Market
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2011 DODGE NITRO 4X4 with powerful V6, 4L engine and driven only 118040 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-710-1273
Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
146,161 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
Reynolds Cadillac
63.8 mi away
List$8,333
Est.Loan: $156/mo
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Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
106,113 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
(13)
Bob Ruth Ford
79.1 mi away
List$9,959
Est.Loan: $186/mo
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Dodge Nitro 2011 SXT Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
86,945 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
SXT Fleet
List$11,300
Est.Loan: $211/mo
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Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
83,315 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
Flow Volkswagen
86.5 mi away
List$10,999
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
107,272 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
ListNot Listed
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Dodge Nitro 2011 Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
87,710 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Nitro
Heat
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Dodge Nitro has a macho name and styling, but that's about where its appeal ends. Just about any other compact/midsize crossover SUV would be a wiser purchase.

vehicle overview

When you've got the nerve to call yourself Nitro, you'd best be able to back it up. Though it shares its model name with a star from American Gladiators -- that TV show of the 1990s -- the 2011 Dodge Nitro sadly doesn't have what it takes to beat down its rivals among compact/midsize crossovers. Sure, the macho Nitro looks the part with its muscled-up styling, and it can be had with a powerful V6. But when put to the test, it falls short in several key areas.

Underneath the buff bod, the Nitro shares its platform with the Jeep Liberty. The Dodge is tuned more for on-road use and also offers a larger available V6 engine, but otherwise it differs little under the skin. The upsides of this shared DNA are a rugged part-time four-wheel-drive system and a hefty towing capacity. But the downsides are likely more significant for consumers shopping this segment, as they include poor fuel mileage, an unwelcoming interior and unimpressive handling dynamics. Although cargo space is generous and the controls are simple to operate, the cabin's subpar materials and build quality can't hold a pugil stick to what's seen in rivals such as the 2011 GMC Terrain, 2011 Mazda CX-7 and 2011 Subaru Forester. Furthermore, the Nitro's backseat is located very low, which makes for easy ingress and egress but negates the comfort otherwise provided by the ample legroom and reclining seatback.

If the 2011 Dodge Nitro were to compete in the Eliminator obstacle course from American Gladiators, it would probably get caught up in the cargo net and fall off the spinning cylinder. The competition actually provides the sort of performance that the Nitro's styling promises. And should serious off-road prowess be your priority, other macho SUVs such as the 2011 Nissan Xterra and 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser are worth serious consideration. Despite its name, the Nitro fails to blow us away in any significant way.

Trim levels & features

The 2011 Dodge Nitro is a five-passenger SUV available in Heat, Detonator and Shock trim levels.

The Heat includes 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, foglamps, roof rails, deep tinted windows, keyless entry, full power accessories, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split-folding and reclining rear seat and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The Popular Equipment Group adds cruise control, an outside-temperature gauge and a compass. A sunroof is a stand-alone option. There is also the available Heat 4.0 package that includes a bigger V6 engine, an upgraded nine-speaker audio system and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Detonator includes the stuff from the Popular Equipment Group and also has the more powerful engine, different 20-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, remote ignition, flashier exterior trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel (includes audio controls), a six-way power driver seat, an upgraded instrument panel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and a nine-speaker stereo (with a subwoofer and a six-CD/DVD changer). The Nitro Shock trim adds different 20-inch wheels, a sunroof, leather upholstery and heated seats.

The Media Center upgrade package adds to the Detonator and Shock trim levels navigation, real-time traffic, a touchscreen interface and digital music storage. There is a Towing package available on all trims.

2011 Highlights

For 2011, the Dodge Nitro gets a few new standard and optional features. Among the former are upgraded seat materials, deeply tinted glass and even (on the Detonator and Shock trims) racing stripes. There's also a newly available Heat 4.0 package, which includes the 4.0-liter V6 as well as an upgraded audio system and Bluetooth connectivity.

Performance & mpg

The Dodge Nitro Heat comes with a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 210 horsepower and 237 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard. Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available, with the latter being a part-time system with high- and low-range gearing. EPA estimates are an underwhelming 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive and 16/20/17 with four-wheel drive. In performance testing, the virtually identical Jeep Liberty 4x4 went from zero to 60 mph in a lazy 9.5 seconds.

The Heat 4.0, Nitro Detonator and Shock come with a 4.0-liter V6 good for 260 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is standard and, again, one may choose between rear- and four-wheel drive. EPA estimates are a similarly poor 16/21/18 with rear-wheel drive and 15/21/17 with 4WD. In performance testing, a rear-drive Nitro with the 4.0-liter engine went from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds while a 4x4 model hit the target speed in 8.2 seconds.

Safety

Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control and side curtain airbags. The stability control includes a trailer sway control feature. Rear parking sensors are standard on the Detonator and Shock.

The 2011 Dodge Nitro has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash-testing procedures. Its 2010 ratings (which aren't comparable to new 2011 tests) were a top five-star rating in all frontal and side crash categories. Testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Nitro its top score of "Good" in the frontal-offset test and a second-worst "Marginal" in the side test.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Nitro with the optional 20-inch wheels came to a stop from 60 mph in 122 feet -- good performance for this type of vehicle.

Driving

With its aggressive styling and macho name, you'd think that the 2011 Dodge Nitro offered vigorous power and acceleration. Alas, even with the 4.0-liter V6, the Nitro is slower than a Toyota RAV4 V6. At highway speeds, the cabin is surprisingly quiet and the ride is comfortable for the most part, too. Handling has never been a Nitro strong suit compared to other small SUVs, and the steering is notably vague. Most competitors are better to drive and instill more confidence.

Interior

Inside, the Nitro has a somewhat industrial feel, though faux aluminum accents brighten the place up a bit. Materials quality is below average for this class, with several plastics standing out as unacceptably low-grade. An upright seating position provides a good view out the front, and liberal use of soft cushioning makes it easy to get comfortable. Legroom is ample for adults in the reclining backseat, though the bench is mounted too low for optimal comfort.

There are 32 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, but the lift-over height is high for a compact/midsize SUV. With the rear seats folded, there are 65 cubic feet of cargo space available, about average for this class. The front passenger seat can also fold forward to aid in carrying long items.


Consumer reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

The little engine that could..tow a house
Dan989, 11/10/2015
I got my wife a 2011 nitro heat 3.7 with 55k miles about a year ago because we needed a little more room but didn't want to break the bank. She likes the smaller suv's and I've always liked the Tonka truck look of the nitro. My experience with dodge so far has been very good so decided to stick with it. The nitro is an old fashioned old school suv that feels like a truck, drives like a truck, and is tough like a truck. There's nothing fancy about this rig but it has it where it counts. We take it all over and have put on 20k miles in year without a single issue. What did surprise me was what the nitro could actually do. We're big out doors people and own a 4k+ pound 21+ ft travel trailer we take out a few times a year that we thought we were going to have to park for a while since I no longer have a truck to pull it with. Unbeknownst to me was the heavy duty 5 link suspension, heavy duty chasis, transmission cooler and 5k pound towing capacity of the nitro. Once I discovered that I quickly installed a hitch and brake controller ,due to our nitro not being equipped with the tow package, and we were ready for action. Well we recently took a week long trip where we towed our trailer from az to camp on beach in San diego and the nitro preformed flawlessly never even heating up anywhere, mountains include, along the way. We were looking for a small/mid affordable suv with unique looks and got a helluva lot more than we bargained for. It's not the suv for everyone as it has a stiff ride and modest mpg at best, but if you're looking for something that takes you back to the pick up truck feel of a few years ago, has unique styling and can tow mountains above its useless crossover counterparts, than the nitro might just be what you've been looking for.
not as happy as others seem to be
soonerfanfl, 04/16/2012
I bought my Nitro late in the year (Nov). Enjoyed the ride and handling. Reminded me of my 2000 Pathfinder that I miss tremendously. I put over 200k miles on that car in 7 years and never had any issues at all. So far with the Nitro I have 43k in 16 months (I drive 30k a year) and the check engine light comes on occassionally. Not sure why. A/C blower went out right at 36,500 when the warranty ran out. Fortunately the dealership I bought it at fixed it w/o question. At 14k the head gasket blew and was leaking oil like a faucet. Still under warranty the dealership fixed it. I'm still undecided whether I like the car or not. Of course, the engine light is on again.
NITRO LOVE AFFAIR
slownomore, 12/03/2011
we have been with the nitro since our new 2008 sxt that we recently lost in a house fire.This was my wifes baby. I didnt think we could find a replacement and after looking at other suvs nothing filled the void like a 2011 nitro heat.we love the vehicle.When I get the chance to drive it I enjoy the way it handles and rides.For us the 3.7 has plenty of power.And living in MN the 4wd is awesome in the winter.My wife loves to shop so the cargo space is great.With the rebates and incentives dodge was offering in november we got into the nitro under 20,000. A great deal for a 4wd suv
Best SUV For the Buck!
motownrocker, 10/02/2011
This review is for my 2011 Nitro Heat 4.0 (a model that wasn't listed in your roll-down). The Heat version is Chrysler's former "SXT" trim: decent exterior trim but inexpensive (cloth) interior seating. At model year's end, it was tough to locate a Heat with the rare 4.0 engine option (same engine that the old RT's had). Apparently that's a little-known option on the Heats--even the salesperson was unaware of it. You HAVE to get the 4.0 engine if you want great performance and gas mileage (better than the std. 3.7). I just completed a 300 mile trip (with 400 miles on the odometer) and got over 22mpg at an avg 75mph. The engine's quick off the line, the build quality is great, etc.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2011 Dodge Nitro Overview

The Used 2011 Dodge Nitro is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A), Heat 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A), Shock 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Detonator 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Detonator 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Shock 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SE Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A), SE Fleet 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A), SXT Fleet 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A), and SXT Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A).

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Save up to $412 on one of 10 Used 2011 Dodge Nitro for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,850 as of09/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.6 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Dodge Nitro trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Dodge Nitro Heat is priced between $7,850 and$13,998 with odometer readings between 74793 and167608 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Dodge Nitro SXT Fleet is priced between $11,300 and$11,300 with odometer readings between 86945 and86945 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Dodge Nitro Shock is priced between $10,490 and$10,490 with odometer readings between 100895 and100895 miles.

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