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Go icon Butch styling,
Slow icon Handling could use
another turn of the ratchet.
Stop icon Growling engines
don't put out enough thrust.
The new Dodge Nitro is
only the latest work of a company famous for producing 4x4s, but it will still
take its place in the firm’s history books. It’s the firm’s first ever mid-size
SUV, and the first Dodge SUV of any size destined for beyond the borders of the
entirely a clean-sheet design, but
a distant relative of the current Jeep Liberty. However the Nitro has grown
in some essential ways — it’s longer than the current
The Nitro goes on sale in the
Looks about right
Three models make up the range. The SXT is the base vehicle and comes with a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission and a 210-hp V-6. The SLT adds trim but only comes with the four-speed automatic. Rear-drive is standard, while four-wheel drive is optional on these. The higher-performance R/T gets a 260-hp V-6 and a five-speed automatic, as well as standard four-wheel drive.