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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Dodge Nitro (07-09) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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PROS

Attention-grabbing styling, decent diesel engine, generous equipment levels

CONS

Feels dated, poor quality cabin, vague steering, uncomfortable ride

At a glance

New price £18,303 - £23,890
Used price £1,540 - £4,440
Fuel economy 24 - 32 mpg
Road tax cost £555 - £570
Insurance group 28 - 29 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Attention-grabbing styling, decent diesel engine, generous equipment levels

CONS

Feels dated, poor quality cabin, vague steering, uncomfortable ride

Dodge Nitro rivals

The Dodge Nitro is an imposing 4x4 with chunky all-American styling and plenty of road presence. Unfortunately there's little else positive. Although the diesel engine is fairly potent, it's not very economical or refined - and likewise in most other areas the Nitro feels crude. It's meant to be an alternative to cars like the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento - but they both feel sophisticated by comparison.

An uncomposed ride and cheap-feeling interior complete the unappealing package while the vague steering and excessive body roll in corners mean it doesn't drive well either.

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