When first laying eyes on the Dodge Nitro, most people have the same reaction- ‘wow’! It’s an absolute beast of an SUV that looks like it has spent too much time in the gym moving planets. An unquestionably all-American monster, inside it’s quite a gentle giant. For those people who want something radically different to anything else on the motoring market, a Nitro injection is the way forward.
The Nitro has been going since 2006 and is actually marketed as a ‘compact SUV’. It’s clear that Dodge has a sense of humour then, but actually what it has produced is a nicely versatile and practical car that has muscled its way into an already overcrowded market.
While the exterior is very ‘hulkish’, the interior is much more docile to be honest, but still quite stylish. A logical and well organised cockpit is easy to get on with and only accentuates the ‘iron monger’ feel the car has overall. There’s a monumental amount of space though, so driver and passengers can sit in total comfort. Put the rear seats down and you could fit a skyscraper in the boot, but in normal mode it’ll more than accommodate everyday items.
Despite its hardcore appearance, the Dodge is a bit of a girl’s blouse when it comes to venturing off road. Yes it can go into the rough stuff to some extent, but it won’t drive over mountains or dam rivers as you’d expect. However it’s great to drive on the tarmac and has a very comfortable ride quality. With a range of big engines, there’s more than enough grunt under the bonnet to keep you powering along. Overall it handles like something a lot smaller, which is certainly surprising.
Here at Motors.co.uk there’s a huge selection of used cars for sale at seriously discounted prices. Paying less and getting more is the name of the game, and with a second hand Dodge Nitro you’ll certainly be in prime position to bag a bargain. An unrelenting approach to quality means whatever you find will be incredibly good, so what’s the point in paying full price for a brand new one?
The Dodge Nitro then is a brute of a car that looks a total powerhouse; aggressive is an understatement. Despite this though, it’s hugely practical, massively spacious inside and has a wealth of safety features. It’s great for families who want something versatile and totally different from the norm.