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Dodge Nitro

The Dodge Nitro is a mid-sized SUV that can fit your family and friends comfortably. This makes the Nitro an excellent choice for those who love to travel, as well as those who are in need of hauling for business. At CARFAX, we aim to provide consumers a better understanding of the Dodge Nitro, which includes both standard make and model details along with proprietary CARFAX data tied to each particular vehicle.

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Used Dodge Nitro: In Depth


The Dodge Nitro is great choice for those who are looking for a tough SUV that is tuned for on the road use, but will still handle heavy loads. The Dodge Nitro was in production from 2007 until 2011 and is essentially a larger Jeep Liberty.  Many reviewers state that this SUV drives a lot like a truck due to its hefty make-up, but consumers have not complained. 

The Doge Nitro seats five passengers comfortably, making this SUV an excellent choice for family commuting. Consumers have a choice between three trim levels for the 2011 model year including the Heat, Detonator, and Shock. There are many available features on the Nitro, such as rear park assist, remote start, Bluetooth connectivity, and even a MyGIG entertainment system and navigation with real-time traffic.

If you are looking for a vehicle that will make you feel safe and secure, consumers have noted in reviews that this is the one. There is also plenty of cargo space in the back as well as fold down seats, making this SUV an excellent choice for those who need room for luggage for travel, or any other type of cargo.

In order to take advantage of the newest design and technological improvements in the Dodge Nitro, it is best to begin your search with the 2011 model year. Then, work through the trim levels. That way, you can see what is offered throughout each upgrade. Following that, begin searching throughout each model year to further extend your ability to see how much the Dodge Nitro has had to offer throughout its run.


Standard safety features in the 2011 Dodge Nitro include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, head airbags throughout the vehicle, and anchors for child seats. During the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's government testing, the 2011 Dodge Nitro received a rating of "average" for the head restraints and seats test. The Nitro received a "good" rating during the moderate overlap front and roof strength test. The Dodge Nitro also received a "moderate" rating for the side crash test.


  • For those who are looking for a family vehicle that will comfortably fit passengers as well as cargo, the 2011 Dodge Nitro handles these needs nicely without leaving anyone feeling cramped.
  • From an exterior standpoint, the designers put some extra thought into the appearance of the car. One example is the large 20-inch chrome-clad wheels that are available in some trim levels.
  • The rear bench seats will fold down offering even more cargo space.

Vehicle Overview

Number Of Service Records Dodge Nitro

Carfax Facts

On average, a used Dodge Nitro has 6.6 service records, like oil changes or tire rotations. 57 percent of Dodge Nitros have more than 5 service records. A high service number like this is an indication of a well-maintained vehicle.

Number of Owners Dodge Nitro

Carfax Chart

Of all the used Dodge Nitro cars for sale, 27.5 percent have only one previous owner while 42.2 percent have had two owners. This means that 2 out of 3 Dodge Nitros have had 1-2 owners.

Nitro Specifications

  • 3.7-liter V6

  • 16 city / 22 hwy mpg

  • Rear-wheel drive; four-wheel drive
  • 4-speed automatic

  • 210 hp @ 5200 rpm

  • 108.8 inches