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Compare 2008 Acura RDX vs 2008 Dodge Nitro

2008 Acura RDX
2008 Dodge Nitro
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX 4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
RDX 4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
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2WD 4-Door R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Nitro 2WD 4-Door R/T 18 24 $22,131 $23,660
Nitro 2WD 4-Door SLT 18 24 $22,131 $23,660
Nitro 2WD 4-Door SXT 18 24 $19,091 $20,320
Nitro 4WD 4-Door R/T N/A N/A $23,666 $25,320
Nitro 4WD 4-Door SLT 17 23 $23,666 $25,320
Nitro 4WD 4-Door SXT 18 24 $20,627 $21,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,521
$22,131
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,195
$23,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped. If you judge the 2008 Dodge Nitro's performance based on its looks, you'll be disappointed when you hit the road.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Special Purpose 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 40.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 56.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 178.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
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)
28.8 32.1
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)
60.6 65.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 12.44 x 0.47
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)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 36.3
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 3.42
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 17.36
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P245/50R20
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TX1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P245/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TX1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3924 3916
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 10.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EKG
Displacement
2.3L/140 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Dodge Nitro
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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