Compare 2011 Dodge Nitro vs 2011 Jeep Patriot

2011 Dodge Nitro
2011 Jeep Patriot
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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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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 29 $15,850 $15,995
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $15,850 $15,995
4WD 4-Door Latitude 22 28 $17,448 $17,695
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $17,448 $17,695
FWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 23 29 $21,678 $22,195
FWD 4-Door Latitude X 23 29 $21,678 $22,195
4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 22 28 $23,276 $23,895
4WD 4-Door Latitude X 22 28 $23,276 $23,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,652
$15,850
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,245
$15,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A boxy, roomy, rugged-chic exterior; good maneuverability; and decent off-road ability just might balance out the utter lack of refinement.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 104.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 30.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 103.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.1 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 69.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 173.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.5 45.1
Height, Overall (in)
70.5 65.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.3 23.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 45.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 54.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 38.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 13.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 35.6
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
TRY TLB
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC TBC
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R20 P205/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY TLB
Front Tire Size
P245/50R20 P205/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3976 3111
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EKG ED3
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 172 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.16
Trans Order Code
DGV DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Jeep Patriot
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" arms MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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