2009 Dodge Nitro SE 4x4 sport utility vehicle 5-door automatic

2009 Dodge Nitro SE 4x4 sport utility vehicle 5-door automatic

The Nitro is a midsize 5-passenger SUV from Dodge with distinctively aggressive styling. The exterior features a signature Dodge crosshair grille, prominent fender flairs and a high beltline while the interior is designed to be both functional and flexible.

The 2009 Nitro is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 6 trims, ranging from the SE 4X2 to the R/T 4X4.Upon introduction, the SE 4X2 is equipped with a standard 3.7-liter, V6, 210-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 22-mpg on the highway. A 4-Speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The R/T 4X4 is equipped with a standard 4.0-liter, V6, 260-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 20-mpg on the highway. A 5-Speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2009 Nitro is a carryover from 2008.

Highs: Range of engines, transmissions, and four-wheel-drive systems.
Lows: Fuel economy and nimbleness could be better.

The Nitro shares its platform with the Jeep Liberty. Both use a 3.7-liter V6 engine that returned 16 mpg in our testing. The R/T version features a 260-hp V6 and a firmer suspension. This noisy SUV lacks agility because of pronounced body lean and vague steering. The ride is stiff and snappy, and the front end can become buoyant on the highway. The foot wells are extremely narrow. 4WD models have a part-time system that lacks a low range for off reading. Electronic stability control and curtain air bags are standard. Small windows and thick roof pillars limit visibility. Overall, the Nitro is behind the times. Reliability has been much worse than average.

According To KBB Editors'

According to Dodge, the Nitro is the automaker's first midsize SUV. Just like its Durango big brother, however, the 2009 Dodge Nitro straddles a line between two segments, competing on some levels with vehicles from both the compact and midsize SUV categories. It even somewhat threatens to cannibalize sales from the recently introduced Journey, although the Nitro cannot match the Journey's fuel economy or seating capacity numbers. The Nitro's niche in the marketplace is not defined by its measurements, though, but by its bold, unique styling.

Summery:-

  • Auxiliary transmission cooler
  • 3,701 cc 3.7 liters V6 front engine with 93.0 mm bore, 90.8 mm stroke, 9.7 compression ratio, overhead cam and two valves per cylinder EKG
  • Unleaded fuel 87
  • Multi-point injection fuel system
  • 19.5-gallon main unleaded fuel tank 16.2
  • Power: 157 kW, 210 HP SAE @ 5,200 rpm; 235 ft lb, 319 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

Brakes

4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes Front Power 302-mm X 28-mm Disc and Rear Power 316-mm X 12-mm Disc Brakes

Comfort

  • 12v power outlet: cargo, front and 1
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic four-speed transmission with shift lever on floor 42RLE and automatic
  • Bucket driver and passenger seat
  • Cargo area light
  • Clock
  • Cloth seat upholstery with additional cloth
  • Dashboard
  • Delayed/fade courtesy lights
  • Door ajar warning
  • Door pockets/bins for driver seat, passenger seat and rear seats
  • Driver and passenger power black door mirrors
  • Driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Floor mats
  • Four speaker(s)
  • Front power windows with one one-touch, rear power windows
  • Front reading lights
  • Front seat back storage
  • Front seat center armrest
  • Front seats and rear seats cup holders fixed
  • Full dashboard and floor console with covered storage box
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Low tire pressure indicator
  • Luxury trim alloy look on dashboard
  • Oil pressure warning light
  • Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustment
  • Power steering
  • RDS audio system with satellite and CD player CD player reads MP3
  • Roof antenna
  • Seating: five seats
  • Service interval indicator
  • Tachometer
  • Three asymmetrical bench front facing reclining rear seats with zero adjustments
  • Ventilation system

Drive

Part-Time 4-Wheel Drive

Engine

  • 3.7-Liter
  • 90-Degree V6
  • 12-Valve
  • SOHC
  • SEFI Engine; Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower of 210@5200
  • Torque of 235@4000
  • Cast Iron Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads

Engineering

  • Tachometer
  • Digital Clock
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Exterior

  • Black front and rear bumpers
  • Body side molding
  • Complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
  • Fixed rear window with defogger and intermittent
  • Front and rear all seasons tires with 225 mm tire width, 75% tire profile, S tire rating and black sidewall
  • Front and rear steel wheels with 16-inch rim dam, 7.0-inch rim width and full wheel covers
  • Front fog lights
  • Pearl paint
  • Rear view mirror
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver steel rim under body spare wheel
  • Tinted glass on cabin
  • Wheel opening moldings
  • Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe

Other

  • 600 Cold Cranking Amp Battery
  • All-Speed Traction Control
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Front Power 302-mm X 28-mm Disc and Rear Power 316-mm X 12-mm Disc Brakes
  • 160-Amp Alternator
  • Cloth Seats
  • Compact Spare Tire
  • Electronic Stability Program(R) ESP(R) Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Power Windows with Driver One-Touch Down
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Metallic Paint (If Selected)
  • Automatic Locking Hubs
  • Glove box
  • 2 Front and 2 Rear; 4 Upholders Total
  • Front Dual Door Mounted Storage
  • Driver Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Rear 60/40 Split Folding Reclining Bench Seat with Adjustable Headrests
  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Underbody Tire Carrier

Performance

  • 3,700 cc 3.7 liters V 6 front engine with 93.0 mm bore, 90.8 mm stroke, 9.7 compression ratio, overhead cam and two valves per cylinder EKG
  • 3.730:1 axle ratio
  • Auxiliary transmission cooler
  • Emission control level ULEV
  • Fuel consumption: EPA 08 city (mpg): 15, highway (mpg): 21 and combined (mpg): 17
  • Multi-point injection fuel system
  • Part-time 4x4-wheel drive with assisted four-wheel drive selection manual
  • Power: 157 kiwi, 210 HP SAE @ 5,200 rpm; 235 ft lb, 319 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
  • Unleaded fuel 87
  • Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs, beam rear suspension rigid with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Safety

  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft via Sentry Key(TM) Engine Immobilizer
  • Power Door Locks with Automatic Locking
  • Front Side Airbags
  • Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt
  • Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Side Guard Door Beams
  • Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors
  • Side Head Curtain Airbags
  • Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
  • Tinted Glass
  • Dual Folding Power Adjustable Exterior Rearview Mirrors
  • Rear Window Wiper/Washer
  • L A T C H
  • Driver Airbag with Multi-Stage Deployment
  • Passenger Airbag with Multi-Stage Deployment

Seats

  • Seat, Bucket Front Cloth
  • Seat, Rear

Sound

  • AM/FM Radio With 4 Speakers Total
  • CD player
  • MP3 Player
  • Sirius(R) Satellite Radio (Includes 1 Year Of Service, Unavailable In Alaska and Hawaii)

Steering

  • Power Rack and
  • Pinion Steering

Suspension

Independent Front Suspension With Coil Springs, Gas Charged Shock Absorbers and Sport Ride-Type Live Multi-Link and Trailing Arm Rear Suspension With Coil Springs Gas Charged Shock Absorbers and Sport Ride-Type

Tires

SBRP225/75R16 Goodyear(R) Wrangler ST BSW, All-Season Tires

Transmission

4-Speed Electronically Controlled Adaptive Automatic Transmission with Overdrive

Wheels

Steel Wheels, 16-In. X 7-In. . . .

Dimensions

  • 19.5 gallon main unleaded fuel tank 16.2
  • Cargo area dimensions: front width (inches): 46.5, width between arches (inches): 40.5, height (inches): 33.1 and loading floor height (inches): 33.3
  • Cargo capacity: rear seat down (cu ft): 65.2 and all seats in place (cu ft): 32.1
  • External dimensions: overall length (inches): 178.9, overall width (inches): 73.1, overall height (inches): 69.9, ground clearance (inches): 8.1, wheelbase (inches): 108.8, front track (inches): 61.0, rear track (inches): 61.0 and curb-to-curb turning circle (feet): 36.3
  • Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 40.6, rear headroom (inches): 40.8, front hip room (inches): 56.8, rear hip room (inches): 47.4, front leg room (inches): 40.8, rear leg room (inches): 37.7, front shoulder room (inches): 57.2, rear shoulder room (inches): 56.4 and interior volume (cu ft): 102.5
  • Load restraint hooks
  • SUV specifics approach angle (degrees): 25.6 and departure angle (degrees): 26.7
  • Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,282, curb weight (lbs) 4,132, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 2,000 and max payload (lbs) 1,150

Warranty

  • Anti-Corrosion / 36 mo / unlimited mi
  • Full Warranty / 36 mo / 36,000 mi
  • Power train Warranty / Unlimited mo / unlimited mi
  • Roadside Assistance / 36 mo / 36,000 mi

Comparison between Dodge Nitro SE 4x4 sport utility vehicle Vs Midsize SUVs:-

Basic Results: (vs. Midsize SUVs)

  • Retail Price (MSRP): $23,900 (average: $35,299)
  • Fuel Economy (City): 15 mpg. (Average: 15.39 mpg.)
  • Maximum Towing: 5000 lb. (average: 5078.57 lb.)

Standout Results: (vs. Midsize SUVs)

  • Power train Warranty: Unlimited months/Unlimited miles (average: 98 months/123,919 miles)
  • Rear Headroom: 40.8 in. (average: 39.27 in.)
  • Front Legroom: 40.8 in. (average: 41.94 in.)
  • Power to Weight Ratio: 19 lb/hp (average: 16.45 lb/hp)

Our Standard Equipments Are:- 

  • A 3.7-liter V6
  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • AM/FM/CD sound system with an auxiliary input jack
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows/locks/mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • Rear-window wiper/washer
  • Cloth seats and 16-inch styled-steel wheels
  • Front and front-side airbags
  • An electronic stability control system that includes rollover mitigation
  • Stain Repel fabric seats
  • A six-way power driver's seat and heated side mirrors
  • Performance suspension
  • 20-inch wheels and body color grille
  • Air dam and sill moldings
  • Comprehensive uconnect gps navigation
  • Entertainment and communication system (see Favorite Features)
  • A six-disc CD/DVD-Audio sound system
  • Rear-seat DVD entertainment system
  • Premium speakers
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Park sense Rear Park Assist
  • Sunroof
  • Heated leather seating
  • Four-wheel drive
  • 20-inch chrome wheels
  • Remote start
  • Premium cloth seating and an outward-sliding cargo floor

Colors:-

Exterior

These are the colors typically available for this vehicle. Color options may change during the model year.

  • Black, Brilliant Crystal Pearl
  • Gray stone, Light Pearl
  • Silver, Bright Metallic
  • Orange, Sunburst Pearl
  • Red, Inferno Crystal Pearl
  • White, Stone
  • Blue, Deep Water

Interior Colors

  • Gray, Dark Slate
  • Khaki, Dark

Specification:-

Standard Engine

  • Engine: 3.7 L V6
  • Cc: 3,701
  • Fuel type: unleaded

Power   

  • Maximum power kiwi: 157
  • Maximum power hp/PS: 210
  • Rpm for maximum power: 5,200
  • Maximum torque Nm: 319
  • Maximum torque lb ft: 235
  • Rpm for maximum torque: 4,000

Standard Transmission

  • Transmission type: automatic
  • Number of speeds: four
  • Sports or close ratio: No
  • Manual mode (auto only): No

Fuel Economy

  • Urban (L/100km): 14.0
  • Country/highway (L/100km): 9.7
  • Combined (L/100km): 12.1
  • Urban (mpg): 17
  • Country/highway (mpg): 24
  • Combined (mpg): 20

Performance

  • Maximum speed (km/h): No Data
  • Maximum speed (mph): No Data
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: No Data
  • Acceleration 0-60 mph: No Data

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power windows: Standard
  • Power locks: Standard
  • Cruise control: Not Available
  • Sunroof: Not Available
  • Navigational systems: Not Available
  • Telemetric: Not Available
  • Trip computer: Not Available
  • Height adjustable pedals: Not Available
  • Tachometer: Standard
  • Air conditioning: Standard
  • Climate control: Not Available
  • Rear control for climate control: No Data
  • Seating capacity: five

Entertainment

  • Includes radio: Standard
  • Includes cassette: Not Available
  • Includes single CD: Standard
  • CD changer: No Data
  • CD changer capacity: No Data
  • CD player reads MP3: Standard
  • MP3 player: Not Available
  • DVD: Not Available
  • Video player: No Data

Safety Features

  • Electronic traction control: Standard
  • Stability control: Standard
  • Collision warning system: Not Available
  • First aid kit: No Data
  • Low tire pressure indicator: Standard

Airbags   

  • Driver: Standard
  • Passenger: Standard
  • Occupant sensors: Standard
  • Side airbag: Not Available

Brakes & Traction   

  • ABS: Standard
  • Electronic brake distribution: Not Available
  • Brake assists system: Standard

Warranties
Warranty: Whole Vehicle   

  • Duration (months): 36
  • Distance (km): 60,000
  • Distance (miles): 37,300

Warranty: Power train   

  • Duration (months): 60
  • Distance (km): 100,000
  • Distance (miles): 62,100

Warranty: Anti-Corrosion   

  • Duration (months): 36
  • Distance (km): Unlimited
  • Distance (miles): Unlimited

Warranty: Paint   

  • Duration (months): No Data
  • Distance (km): No Data
  • Distance (miles): No Data

Warranty: Full Service   

  • Duration (months): No Data
  • Distance (km): No Data
  • Distance (miles): No Data

Warranty: Roadside Assistance   

  • Duration (months): 60
  • Distance (km): 100,000
  • Distance (miles): 62,100
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