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Dodge Nitro

The Dodge Nitro is an American midsize SUV that was sold in Australia from 2008 to 2012.

Designed to mimic an SUV ‘hot rod’, the unmistakable Dodge Nitro featured a large faux-chrome grill, big alloy wheels, and pronounced wheel arches.

Two engines were offered during the Nitro’s run: a 130kW 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, and a 151kW 3.7-litre petrol V6 working in tandem with a four-speed automatic.

The diesel-powered variant was dropped in 2010.

All models and variants were fitted with a selectable four-wheel drive system that remained in two-wheel drive unless manually engaged.

Prices for the Nitro range from $10,780 to $15,290 for the Nitro SX and Nitro SXT variants, respectively.

Dodge Nitro Price and Specs

The price range for the Dodge Nitro varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $10,780 and going to $15,290 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2012 SUV 3.7L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $10,780 $15,290
2011 SUV 3.7L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $9,680 $14,990
2010 SUV 3.7L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $8,360 $14,960
2009 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $5,000 $13,750
2008 SUV 3.7L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $5,142 $11,990
See All Dodge Nitro Pricing and Specs

Dodge Nitro Wheel Size

The Dodge Nitro has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x20 R20 for SUV in 2012 with a wheel size that spans from 20x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2012 SUV 245x20 R20 20x7.5 inches 245x20 R20 20x7.5 inches
2011 SUV 245x20 R20 20x7.5 inches 245x20 R20 20x7.5 inches
2010 SUV 245x20 R20 20x7.5 inches 245x20 R20 20x7.5 inches
2009 SUV 245x20 R20 20x7.5 inches 245x20 R20 20x7.5 inches
2008 SUV 235x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 235x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Dodge Nitro Wheel Sizes

Dodge Nitro Dimensions

The dimensions of the Dodge Nitro SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2012 SUV 1755x1856x4584 mm 210 mm
2011 SUV 1755x1856x4584 mm 210 mm
2010 SUV 1755x1856x4584 mm 210 mm
2009 SUV 1755x1856x4584 mm 210 mm
2008 SUV 1755x1856x4584 mm 210 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Dodge Nitro Dimensions

Dodge Nitro Towing Capacity

The Dodge Nitro has maximum towing capacity of 2270kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2012 SUV 2270kg 2270kg
2011 SUV 2270kg 2270kg
2010 SUV 2270kg 2270kg
2009 SUV 2270kg 2270kg
2008 SUV 2270kg 2270kg
See All Towing Capacity for Dodge Nitro

Dodge Nitro Fuel Consumption

The Dodge Nitro is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 12.1L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2012 SUV 12.1L/100km 3.7L ULP 4 SP AUTO
2011 SUV 12.1L/100km 3.7L ULP 4 SP AUTO
2010 SUV 9.4L/100km 2.8L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2010 SUV 12.1L/100km 3.7L ULP 4 SP AUTO
2009 SUV 9.4L/100km 2.8L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2009 SUV 12.1L/100km 3.7L ULP 4 SP AUTO
2008 SUV 9.4L/100km 2.8L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2008 SUV 12.1L/100km 3.7L ULP 4 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Dodge Nitro Pricing and Specs for 2012