Compare 2008 Dodge Nitro vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2008 Dodge Nitro
2008 Toyota RAV4
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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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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
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
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.1
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
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 14.4
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3823 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 166 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
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
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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