Compare 2008 Dodge Nitro vs 2008 Toyota Highlander

2008 Dodge Nitro
2008 Toyota Highlander
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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 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,091
$24,475
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,320
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
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. Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 145.7
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 75.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 10.3
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 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 12.9 x - TBD -
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 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3823 3979
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 249 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 3.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.36
Trans Order Code
DEH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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