Based on its trail riding cousin the Jeep Liberty, the Dodge Nitro’s stout boxy exterior punches conventional design in the face. With a 5,000 pound towing capacity, seating for five, and fold-flat front and rear passenger seats, the Nitro’s got utility covered. The SXT, replete with 20 inch wheels, performance suspension and performance tires helps build a case for sport as well.
Base Engine: 3.7-liter V6 with 210 horsepower
Base EPA mpg: 16 city/22 hwy/18 cmb
Competition: Nissan Rogue, GMC Terrain, Ford Escape
Available transmission choices include a four- or five-speed automatic
4.0 Liter V6 produces 260 horsepower, 265 foot-pounds of torque
Options include leather interior, parking assist sensors, power sunroof, GPS navigation