The Dodge Nitro SUV has an attractively rugged exterior that offers a classic look. The boxy design is complemented by options aluminum accessories that dress it up for city driving. Six exterior colors are available, including a vivid Redline 2 Pearl, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Bright Silver Metallic, Dark Charcoal Pearl, Bright White, and Blackberry Pearl. Choose from four trims, including the Nitro Heat, the Heat 4.0, the Detonator, and the Shock. Authentic Dodge accessories improve the overall look of the exterior, including a Chrome Fascia Accent, 20-inch cast aluminum wheels that resist corrosion, chrome tubular side steps, a chrome fuel filler door, chrome door handle cover kit, and chrome mirror covers.
The Dodge Nitro SUV's interior feels industrial and modern, and seats are upright and cushioned well for longer drives. The reclining backseat has plenty of leg room for adults, however because it is lower than average, some find it hard to get comfortable. However, aluminum accents don't offset the heavy use of hard plastic, which is disappointing considering the more luxurious materials available in lower priced competitors.
Standard features on the Nitro Heat include performance suspension, rear defroster, remote keyless and illuminated entry, deep-tint sunscreen glass, and rear wiper. For an extra cost, upgrade to the Heat 4.0, which gets you a security alarm, speed control, nine amplified speakers, and an auto dimming rearview mirror. The Nitro Detonator adds a stronger engine - the 4.0 liter SOHC V-6, along with 20" painted, polished cast aluminum wheels. The Nitro Shock's biggest draw is the power sunroof, and it also adds leather upholstery and heated seats.