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The Dodge Nitro is a compact SUV that was manufactured by Dodge between 2007 and 2012. It also represented Dodge’s first compact SUV model. In fact, there has not been another compact SUV released by the brand since.
During the five-year period of production, there was only one generation released. Thereafter, it was replaced by the Dodge Journey.
It features a 5-door layout, built on the Chrysler KA Platform. Drivetrains were either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, depending on the selected trim.
The Dodge Nitro typically faced competition from similarly priced Jeep models, most notably the Jeep Liberty. They also shared many styling cues and mechanical components such as the platform. Another rivalry came from the Ford Escape.
Powertrains during the single generation included both petrol and diesel engines. Petrol options consisted of either a 3.7-liter PowerTech V6 or the 4-liter V6 found in the R/T package.
Manual transmission choices were limited to only a 6-speed gearbox. Automatic transmissions included a 4-speed and a 5-speed 5G-Tronic Mercedes-Benz automatic.
Trim levels for the Nitro were updated each year with some similarities between each iteration. The first two years of production consisted of the SXT, SLT, and R/T trim levels. However, only two trims were offered, the base SE and SLT with optional R/T upgrades in 2009.
These trims were later revised to consist of the base Heat, Detonator, and top-tier Shock.
Interestingly, the Dodge Nitro was the first Dodge to be marketed in the modern era in the European market.
During the period of its release, it boasted class-leading towing capacity.