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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SXT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 18 24 $19,091 $20,320
2WD 4-Door SLT 18 24 $22,131 $23,660
4WD 4-Door SXT 18 24 $20,627 $21,980
4WD 4-Door SLT 17 23 $23,666 $25,320
4WD 4-Door R/T N/A N/A $23,666 $25,320
2WD 4-Door R/T 18 24 $22,131 $23,660
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,091
$19,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,320
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 108.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 57.1
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 178.9 181.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.8 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.1 36.4
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 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.44 x 0.47 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.42 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.36 14.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3823 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.3 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 166 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.21 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.46 3.94
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.41
Trans Type 6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.61 2.20
Trans Order Code DEH NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Dodge Nitro Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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