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Compare 2008 Dodge Nitro vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2008 Dodge Nitro
2008 Toyota RAV4
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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
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4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,131
$20,839
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,660
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$382 / 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 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose 2WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 108.2
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
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 71.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.1 36.4
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)
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.8 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 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R20 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TX1 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R20 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TX1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3916 3444
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.4L/144
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.20
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.94
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Toyota RAV4
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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

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