Dodge is banking on the all-new Nitro compact SUV out this October. Today the company announced the price for the SXT base model is $19,225 for the 4×2 and $20,735 for the 4×4. The mid-range SLT model is $22,635 for the 4×2 and $24,145 for the 4×4. None of the prices include a $660 destination charge.
These prices are slightly lower than those for comparable Jeep Liberty models, and are competitive with others in the segment. The Nitro is based on the same platform as the Liberty and is made at the same assembly plant. Of course, the new Nitro won’t see the nearly $5,000 Employee Price Plus discount the 2006 Liberty has right now.
The Nitro SLT features the same 210-hp V-6 engine as the Jeep, but a more-powerful 255-hp version will be included exclusively in the top-of-the-line Nitro R/T. It costs $25,310 for the 4×2 and $26,990 for the 4×4 and will join the SXT and SLT on lots toward the end of the year.