2009 Dodge Nitro SE sport utility vehicle 5-door automatic

2009 Dodge Nitro SE sport utility vehicle 5-door automatic

The Nitro, a mid-size SUV from Dodge combines a high belt line and a raised seating position for passengers in a unique and distinctive "boxy" shape to set itself apart from other mid-size SUV's.

The Dodge Nitro comes in a 4x2 version and each offers two trims: the SE and the SLT. Both trims come with a standard 210-hp 3.7-liter V6 engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The SLT trim offers an optional R/T package, which ups the ante by equipping the Nitro with a 260-hp 4.0-liter V6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The Nitro's SE trim offers standard amenities such as power mirrors, windows and door locks with remote keyless entry, satellite radio, air conditioning and seating for five. The SXT and R/T add alloy wheels, power driver's seat, YES Essentials stain repellent cloth, the innovative LOAD AND GO retractable cargo floor, cruise control and an overhead console with a trip computer, compass and exterior temperature display. Standard safety features include front airbags, side curtain airbags, traction and stability control with rollover mitigation, brake assist, and a tire-pressure monitor.

For 2009, the Dodge Nitro SXT with its six-speed manual transmission has been replaced by the SE trim, which features a four-speed automatic.

Highs: None.
Lows: Ride, braking, handling, noise, fuel economy, fit and finish, narrow foot wells, visibility, access, reliability.

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.

Brakes

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

Convenience

  • Front Power Outlet
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area
  • Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor
  • Illuminated Entry
  • Front Luxury Floor Mats
  • Front Reading Lights
  • Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob and Door Keypad
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Multi-Function Remote Operates Door Lock/Unlock and Illuminated Entry
  • Coin holder
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar

Drive

  • RWD

Engine Information

  • 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

  • Exterior Rails
  • Molded In Color Body Side Moldings
  • Front and Rear Bumpers
  • Twin Halogen Headlights
  • Front Fog lights
  • Body Color Body side Molding
  • Chrome Grille

Other

  • Cloth Seats
  • Compact Spare Tire
  • Electronic Stability Program(R) ESP(R) Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Rear 60/40 Split Folding Reclining Bench Seat with Adjustable Headrests
  • Power Windows with Driver One-Touch Down
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Metallic Paint (If Selected)
  • 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
  • 600 Cold Cranking Amp Battery
  • Glove box
  • Front Dual Door Mounted Storage
  • Driver Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Underbody Tire Carrier
  • 2 Front and 2 Rear; 4 Upholders

Safety

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

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
  • Sport Ride-Type Live Multi-Link
  • 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. . . .

Colors:-

Exterior Colors

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

Interior Colors

  • Gray, Dark Slate
  • Khaki, Dark - SE

Available Standard Equipments Are:-      

  • 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
  • In addition
  • an electronic stability rollover mitigation
  • Cargo floor
  • Stain Repel fabric seats
  • A six-way power driver's seat and
  • Heated side mirrors

Comparison Between Dodge Nitro SE sport utility vehicle 5-door automatic Vs Midsize SUVs:-

Basic Results: (vs. midsize SUVs)

  • Retail Price (MSRP): $22,240 (average: $35,299)
  • Maximum Towing: 5000 lb. (average: 5090.71 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.)
  • Basic Warranty: 36 months/36,000 miles (average: 40 months/41,580 miles)

Specification:-

Standard Engine

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

Power   

  • Maximum power kW: 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): 13.2
  • Country/highway (L/100km): 9.1
  • Combined (L/100km): 11.4
  • Urban (mpg): 18
  • Country/highway (mpg): 26
  • Combined (mpg): 21

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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