The 2011 Dodge Nitro Review reveals the Nitro has a low tow rating and bold style, but it’s really more toward the bottom of its class and it doesn’t have all that much else to offer.
We’ve ranked the 2011 Dodge Nitro as follows:
#8 in Used Compact SUVs $15 K to $22 K
#23 in 2011 Affordable Compact SUVs
2011 Dodge Nitro Review
When the 2011 Dodge Nitro first came out on the market, many reviewers felt that there were better compact SUVs as opposed to this vehicle. Although when compared to the rest of the class it does have good towing capacity, it really doesn’t measure up it lacks a smooth ride and has sluggish acceleration. This is surprising because the vehicle does have two V-6 engines available for purchase. Other reviewers mentioned that the steering of the Nitro was vague.
This vehicle gets 16 miles per gallon driving in the city and 22 miles per gallon driving on the highway. For the overall class, this is a low fuel economy rating. Unfortunately, this vehicle also has below average reliability and safety scores.
Many of today’s auto critics felt that the Nitro had lots of cargo space, but they also stated that the material used to design the interior was cheap. Those who took this SUV for a test drive commented that the vehicle controls were in a logical place. So that’s one positive that you can glean from this review.
2011 Dodge Nitro Accessories
As far as accessories and features are concerned, the Nitro has some excellent options that you may appreciate. Some of the best features are: roof rails, keyless vehicle entry, fog lights, satellite radio, stereo with auxiliary inputs, sunroof, Bluetooth, heated seats, cruise control, parking sensors, navigation and leather seating upholstery.
Critics felt that the front seats offered lots of legroom. They said that it’s plenty comfortable to sit inside of this vehicle. Unfortunately, there isn’t much space in the back seat for your legs. So that’s a negative against the 2011 Dodge Nitro.
Other Compact SUVs for Your Consideration
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser: If you appreciate the bold interior of the Nitro, you’re really going to love the Toyota FJ Cruiser. It has all that the Nitro has to offer, but so much more including fantastic safety and reliability scores.
2011 Kia Sportage: The Kia Sportage in 2011 has been redesigned completely. It gets much better fuel economy than its predecessor, but it never had to sacrifice any of its excellent performance capabilities. It still has the same powerful V-6 engine.