Used 2011 Dodge Nitro SUV Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2011 Dodge Nitro SUV

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 Pros The Dodge Nitro SUV's attractive exterior looks powerful, setting expectations for rugged performance.

 Pros The Nitro has a good amount of cargo capacity at 75.6 cubic feet, and this SUV can tow a fairly heavy load.

 Cons Most critics panned the Dodge Nitro SUV, as it doesn't outperform competition in any area.

 Cons Gas mileage is lower than others in its class, getting only 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway from the 3.7 liter V-6 engine.

 Cons Acceleration is slower than expected, as the 210 horsepower does 0-60 in 8.5 seconds.

 Cons Steering and handling fall behind other SUVs, as they are neither precise nor particularly responsive. Driving the Dodge Nitro SUV is more like driving a box truck than an SUV, making it fairly unappealing.

 Cons The suspension needs significant work, as the front feels every bump - especially when speeds are on the lower end.

 Cons Interior materials give a cheap feel, making it hard for the Nitro to compete with vehicles that offer more luxury at a lower price.