Compare 2008 Dodge Nitro vs 2008 Acura RDX

2008 Dodge Nitro
2008 Acura RDX
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 18 24 $19,091 $20,320
4WD 4-Door SXT 18 24 $20,627 $21,980
2WD 4-Door R/T 18 24 $22,131 $23,660
2WD 4-Door SLT 18 24 $22,131 $23,660
4WD 4-Door R/T N/A N/A $23,666 $25,320
4WD 4-Door SLT 17 23 $23,666 $25,320
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,091
$30,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,320
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you judge the 2008 Dodge Nitro's performance based on its looks, you'll be disappointed when you hit the road. The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose 2WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.1 28.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.2 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.44 x 0.47 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3823 3924
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 105
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 1.61
Trans Order Code
DEH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Acura RDX
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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