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

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

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.

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.

Summary:-

  • Auxiliary transmission cooler
  • 3,701 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
  • 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

Feature:-

  • ABS - 4-wheel
  • Alloy Wheels - alloy
  • Audio System - standard
  • Cargo area height (in) - 33.1
  • Cargo area loading floor height (in) - 33.3
  • Cargo area width (in) - 46.5
  • Cargo area width between wheelhouses (in) - 40.5
  • Curb weight (lbs) - 4132
  • Drive Type - 4x4
  • Engine configuration - V
  • Front airbag - driver
  • Front airbag - passenger
  • Headlights - halogen
  • Horse Power - 210
  • Number of Speakers - 4
  • Stereo/Audio - none
  • Torque ft-lb - 235
  • Wheelbase (in) - 108.8

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

  • One Rear Seat 115-Volt Inverter Power Outlet and 1 Cargo Area Power Outlet
  • Front Power Outlet
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area
  • Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Luxury Floor Mats
  • Front Reading Lights
  • Illuminated Entry
  • Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob and Door Keypad
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls for Audio
  • Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Cruise Control
  • Multi-Function Remote Operates Door Lock/Unlock and Illuminated Entry
  • Coin holder
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar

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
  • Exterior Temperature Gauge
  • Compass
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Comfort

  • 12v power outlet: cargo, front and one
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic drive indicator on dashboard
  • Automatic four-speed transmission with shift lever on floor 42RLE and automatic
  • Bucket electrically adjustable driver seat with height adjustment, three adjustments and tilt adjustment, bucket passenger seat
  • Cargo area light
  • Clock
  • Coming home device
  • Compass
  • Computer with average fuel consumption and range for remaining fuel
  • Cruise control
  • Dashboard
  • Delayed/fade courtesy lights
  • Door ajar warning
  • Door pockets/bins for driver seat, passenger seat and rear seats
  • Driver and passenger power heated black door mirrors
  • External temperature
  • Floor mats
  • Four speaker(s)
  • Front power windows with two 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
  • Garage door opener
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Leather covered multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment
  • Low tire pressure indicator
  • Luxury trim alloy on gear knob, alloy look on doors and alloy look on dashboard
  • Oil pressure warning light
  • Power steering
  • RDS audio system with satellite and CD player CD player reads MP3
  • Roof antenna
  • Seating: five seats
  • Service interval indicator
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Tachometer
  • Three asymmetrical bench front facing reclining rear seats with zero adjustments
  • Upgraded cloth/velour seat upholstery with additional upgraded cloth/velour
  • Ventilation system

Exterior

  • Automatic operation rear view mirror
  • Body color 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 235 mm tire width, 65% tire profile, S tire rating and black sidewall
  • Front and rear alloy wheels with 17-inch rim dim and 7.0-inch rim width
  • Front fog lights
  • Pearl paint
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver steel rim under body spare wheel
  • Tinted glass on cabin
  • Wheel opening moldings
  • Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe

Other

  • Stain Repel Cloth Seats
  • 2 Front and 2 Rear; 4 Cupholders Total
  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Underbody Tire Carrier
  • Vehicle Information Center with Display Screen
  • Power Window Lockout/Override
  • Glove box
  • Front Dual Door Mounted Storage
  • Driver Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Rear 60/40 Split Folding Reclining Bench Seat with Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Windows with Driver One-Touch Up, One-Touch down and Passenger One-Touch Down
  • Cargo Area Tie-Down Rails
  • Metallic Paint (If Selected)
  • Automatic Locking Hubs
  • Power Driver Seat Adjusts 6 Ways Total
  • 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
  • Compact Spare Tire
  • Electronic Stability Program(R) ESP(R) Vehicle Stability Control System
  • 4-Speed Electronically Controlled Adaptive Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
  • Adaptive Automatic Transmission
  • 160-Amp Alternator

Safety

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

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

SBRP235/65R17 Goodyear(R) Wrangler HP BSW, All-Season Performance Tires

Transmission

4-Speed Electronically Controlled Adaptive Automatic Transmission with Overdrive Adaptive Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Alloy Wheels, 17-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
  • Retractable load floor
  • 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

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 kW, 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

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

Driving Impressions

Because the 2009 Dodge Nitro looks so good, is versatile and offers a compelling array of interior features, we found ourselves wishing it had been built from scratch. As it is, the Nitro's Jeep Liberty-derived architecture brings compromises in ride and handling, especially when compared to the newer generation of crossover suvs like the Dodge Journey. Opt for the 260-horsepower V6, five-speed automatic transmission and tighter suspension of the R/T model, though, and it is easier to overlook those shortcomings. In models equipped with the smaller V6 and four-speed automatic, we often found ourselves wishing for either more power or another gear or two.

Comparison Between 2009 Dodge Nitro SLT 4x4 sport utility vehicle 5-door automatic Vs Midsize suvs:-

Basic Results: (vs. Midsize suvs)

  • Retail Price (MSRP): $26,220 (average: $35,617)
  • Fuel Economy (City): 15 mpg. (Average: 15.38 mpg.)
  • Maximum Towing: 5000 lb. (average: 5088.59 lb.)

Standout Results: (vs. Midsize suvs)

  • Power train Warranty: Unlimited months/Unlimited miles (average: 98 months/123,648 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: 16.42 lb/hp)

Available Standard & Optional Equipments Are:-

  • 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
  • 4.0-liter V6
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • Performance suspension
  • 20-inch wheels and body color grille
  • Air dam and sill moldings
  • The comprehensive connect gaps navigation
  • Entertainment and communication system
  • 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 Colors   

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

Interior Colors   

  • Khaki, Dark /Khaki, Medium
  • Gray, Dark Slate /Gray, Light Slate

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): 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: Standard
  • Sunroof: Optional
  • Navigational systems: Optional
  • Telemetric: Not Available
  • Trip computer: Standard
  • 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: Optional
  • DVD: Optional
  • 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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