Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,591 - $10,194
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
210-255
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,591 - $10,194
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
210-255
Seats
5

Dodge Nitro Ranked #9 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Dodge Nitro If...

While the 2008 Dodge Nitro derives much of its appeal from its bold exterior styling, it still offers all the versatility of a typical compact/midsize SUV. Generous rear-seat legroom and...

Dodge Nitro Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.29

68 Reviews

43% 44% 13% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Love my gorgeous and fun nitro!!

I love my 2008 nitro. It has been great I have always wanted an SUV but could not decide on which one to buy. I really like jeeps but they are pretty expensive then I came across the nitro and test drove one and fell in love. I love driving with the sunroof open when it is nice out and it has a fantastic stereo system for just being factory. The nitro has a great exterior I wanted a SUV that didn't look too feminine and it is a great smooth ride also. It is been a great car and I haven't had any major issues with it whatsoever. If I ever get rid of it I'll be buying another nitro for sure!!

- Lauren P

Car has been a very reliable vehicle. Runs well in the snow.

The Dodge nitro is a reliable car, has nearly 90, 000 miles and has only required normal maintenance, is a familiar brand and I have owned two of the same models. It is the size car I needed and wanted and has four wheel drive. It was in my price range but also had the body style I was looking for. And it handles well in the snow. But there are not a lot built in features or cruise control. Also this model is no longer made making me wonder if there are underlying problems.

- Asia D

Review of 2008 Dodge nitro.

I own and drive a 2008 Dodge nitro. This has been a dependable vehicle for as long as I have owned it. My vehicle has over 220, 000 miles on it but still runs and drives great. The vehicle is a four door small SUV and is a great vehicle for a family of four or less. The hatch is spacious and the back row of seats can fold down for larger items. I have room for strollers, boxes, large kids toys, and groceries anytime.

- Samantha R

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,591 - $7,652
$7,000 - $9,341

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 hp
210 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L V6 engine
23B SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
3.7L V6 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.7 in.
37.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.8 in.
108.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.3 ft.
36.3 ft.

Length

Length
178.9 in.
178.9 in.

Width

Width
73.1 in.
73.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3823 - 4005 .lbs
3894 - 4061 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 hp
210 hp

Torque

Torque
235 ft. lbs.
235 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 .lbs
500 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.5 gal.
19.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 24 mpg
18 - 24 mpg

City

City
17 - 18 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings