Used Dodge Nitro (2007 - 2009) Costs

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

3 out of 5

Running costs

With large, powerful engines, the Nitro is never frugal: the diesel returns a claimed average in the low 30s-mpg (depending on transmission) with the petrol at 24mpg. Servicing is reasonable though, but tyres for the SXT model, with its 20-inch wheels, won't be cheap.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£2,425 - £2,425 *


£1,861 - £1,985 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 128p and diesel 131p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Petrol 7500 miles, diesel 12,000 miles.


Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£565.00 - £580.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

1.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The petrol version emits 288g/km of CO2, but most buyers will pick the diesel that produces 228g/km or 250g/km if fitted with automatic transmission. The CRD engine isn't especially frugal - returning 33mpg.

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