Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

The Nitro hasn't been crash tested by Euro NCAP but all cars come with traction control, electronic stability programme (ESP) and electronic rollover mitigation - a system that applies one or more brakes or changes the engine power to prevent the car from potentially rolling over. Other standard safety kit includes multi-stage front air bags, full-length side curtain air bags and an immobiliser.

Twin front, side and curtain airbags are fitted to the Nitro, along with electronic stability control and child seat anchor points.

The Nitro seems to fall short of luggage space with the rear seats in place at 369 litres - no more than in a Ford Focus. However, this increases to 1994 litres with the rear seats folded flat. The front passenger seatback also folds forward to help accommodate long items. SXT models come with a 'load 'n' go' slide out floor, which helps make loading heavy items easier plus stain, odour and fade-resistant fabric.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Dodge Nitro (07-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Sports seats
SE optional equipment
None available

SXT equipment

SXT standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Parking sensors
SXT optional equipment
None available