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2011 Dodge Nitro
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2WD 4-Door Heat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,652 $22,245
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $23,320 $23,995
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $25,372 $26,245
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $26,302 $27,245
4WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $27,040 $27,995
4WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $27,970 $28,995
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,665 $28,320
4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $27,111 $29,920
2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $28,241 $31,170
4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,687 $32,770
2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $31,042 $34,270
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 23 $32,488 $35,870
4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $32,488 $35,870
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 23 $32,849 $36,270
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $33,934 $37,470
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 16 22 $34,295 $37,870
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 23 $35,379 $39,070
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 16 22 $36,825 $40,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,652
$25,665
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,245
$28,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$472 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you can get past the garish grille and overwrought look, the 2011 Honda Pilot is a fine family vehicle, with minivan-like interior space and decent performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 58.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 61.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 153.7
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.4
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 190.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.5 71.0
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.3 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 13.1 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 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 38.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50R20 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R20 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3976 4319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/226 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.07
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.61
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Honda Pilot
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" arms MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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