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2007 Dodge Nitro SLT 4x2 Review

Bold and Brawny SUV

a three-quarter front view of a red 2007 Dodge Nitro SLT 4x2

In short: A new-age SUV.

This sporty, mid-size SUV, with its rugged styling and imposing height, is just as powerful as it looks. Available with either the base 3.7-liter, 210-horsepower V6 engine, or a 4.0-liter, 260-horsepower V6 in the R/T model, the Dodge Nitro offers great acceleration and ample towing capacity. Don't feel like road-tripping with a trailer? The high ceiling and smart interior set-up of the Nitro combine for a roomy ride with plenty of storage space.

The interior of the Dodge Nitro SLT

A look at the 3.7-liter, 210-horsepower engine of the Dodge Nitro SLT

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2007 Dodge Nitro SLT

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000 basic limited warranty, towing assistance

Base Price: $22,635/As Tested: $25,465

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: midsize 4-door SUV

Engine: 3.7-liter V6
Horsepower: 210 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque: 235 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm
Transmission: 4-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4162 lbs.
Wheelbase: 108.8 in
178.9/73.1/69.9 in
Turning circle: 36.3 feet

Brakes: four-wheel ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution

Safety: front and rear airbags, engine immobilizer system, traction control

Suspension: front independent suspension, double wishbone suspension, solid live axle rear

EPA City: 18 mpg
EPA Highway: 24

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(Updated: 06/21/10 NW)