(4.3) 28 reviews
MSRP: $7,556$16,792
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 18-19
Engine: 260-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2011 Dodge Nitro

Our Take on the 2011 Dodge Nitro

Our Take

The Nitro, which is related to the Jeep Liberty, features Dodge's distinctive crosshair grille and comes in base Heat, midlevel Detonator and uplevel Shock trim levels. Nitro competitors include the Nissan Xterra and Suzuki Grand Vitara. It seats five in two rows of seats.The 2011 Dodge Nit... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Trucklike ride quality
  • Small front footwells
  • Rear seats can't slide forward and back
  • Uncomfortable front seatbacks (leather seats)

Notable Features

  • Side curtain airbags
  • Standard stability system
  • No manual transmission option
  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Optional navigation system
  • Interior upgrades
  • New exterior paint colors
  • Trim levels reorganized

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.