Used Dodge Nitro (2007 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 09 Dec 2008
2.5
The Dodge Nitro is an imposing 4x4 with chunky all-American styling and plenty of road presence. Unfortunately there's little else positive.

Dodge Nitro (07-09)
Attention-grabbing styling, decent diesel engine, generous equipment levels
Feels dated, poor quality cabin, vague steering, uncomfortable ride

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£18,303 - £23,890

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£1,727 - £4,897

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

The Dodge Nitro is an imposing 4x4 with chunky all-American styling and plenty of road presence. Unfortunately there's little else positive. Although the diesel engine is fairly potent, it's not very economical or refined - and likewise in most other areas the Nitro feels crude. It's meant to be an alternative to cars like the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento - but they both feel sophisticated by comparison.

An uncomposed ride and cheap-feeling interior complete the unappealing package while the vague steering and excessive body roll in corners mean it doesn't drive well either.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

2 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Towing capacity is one of the reasons that I went for the Nitro.  

4 out of 5

Alistair Jack ,   06 Oct 2012    ... read more

 The high driving position, space, and pull out load and go floor.  

5 out of 5

Scott Chambers ,   03 Feb 2012    ... read more

 ride height,towing ,good on diesel and seems to handle well for a 4x4  

4 out of 5

lucie bond ,   16 Jun 2011    ... read more

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