2011 Dodge Nitro Owner Reviews & Problems

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My 2011 Dodge nitro gets great mileage.

I have had my vehicle for six years now and only had major trouble out of it once. So in all it is an awesome vehicle. The downside is it does not have to many features and its not roomy. It is just a regular old vehicle. The problem I had was when my fuel pump when out. They claimed my warranty would pay for it but it didn't. Also I had to replace my door and window on driver's side. Boy was that difficult. It took my husband almost 4 months and he still didn't get finished. I pretty much like my nitro but the longer I have it the more I wished I had got something else.

- Mickey D

It is a SUV but drives like a truck.

Drives great, very reliable haven't had any problems with the vehicle yet. I think the windows are smaller than the average car so I don't really like that, it makes it harder to see out of especially when backing up. Very roomy inside especially the cargo area. It is great for traveling, holds all our luggage. Plenty of legroom and also holds 3 car seats with no problem. Gets decent gas mileage.

- Rachel S

This vehicle was my father's, I think of him every time I get behind the wheel.

My vehicle has been fun and reliable. It has a sporty look with the red stripes and I feel safe and comfortable in it. I have had to replace the tires and the battery, but, other than that, I keep the oil changed every 2, 000 miles and it runs like a top. It was my father's vehicle and he has since passed. So, I value this SUV very much. I would encourage anyone to own a Dodge.

- Laura T

Dodge nitro is a solid ride.

Very solid vehicle, have had no major issues, there is a lack of foot room in the front seats and the seats are not the most comfortable either. Definitely drives more like a truck than other SUVs I have driven, but I have enjoyed driving this vehicle. I do not have any extra “bells and whistles” but I still am happy with the choice I made when purchasing it.

- Casey H

I really love my Dodge nitro.

Our nitro is very handy. It's not too big for when driving in the city and not to small for going on long trips, very comfortable. I thought it would be a bit top heavy but it corners nicely at a fast speed. It also has plenty of power when needed to pass cars! And it gets great gas mileage. My first trip I really ran it good just to see and got 18-20 mpg.

- Julie C

Good compact value sport utility vehicle.

I enjoy the sporty look of my vehicle. Comfortably fits 3 passengers and great for grocery shopping to store items all the way in the back. Downfall is having to almost stop while going over train tracks or speed bumps because of vehicle shaking and bumpiness! After few years buttons on door that control windows keep. Snapping off.

- Dawn S

White 2011 dodge nitro. Very nice!! Good for camping and fishing.

I haven't had too many problems just a little wire problem like when I turn my blinker on my inside light comes on.But it exhilarates pretty good not bad on gas. Never had problems starting or overheating. Switches gears smoothly.Car came with 3 free months of satellite. Comfortable not too big nor too small. No special features.

- Jessica N

It is a truck, so it is really hard on gas.

It is too big for my liking. It is always a tire problem, and is also really hard on gas especially in the summer time and when it is really cold outside. But overall it is comfortable for the other passengers. There is a lot of trunk space and a lot of nice compartments in the car as well. Also the brakes are horrible as well.

- Kelsey J

Most reliable vehicle I have ever owned.

My 2011 Dodge nitro has been a very reliable vehicle. I love the way it looks. I love the way it rides. It is been one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. I keep up with the maintenance of it regularly like oil changes and filters, etc.. Last year was first time putting new tires on it. It is been an awesome vehicle to own!

- Lori R

Body style looks good and is nice SUV.

The nitro has some issues the plastic fenders the accelerator issues and the heater and ac does not properly work. The nitro should have made all models four wheel drive. It also can flip over very easy the Dodge copied the Jeep and only made nitro certain years. It could've been better built since it is Dodge.

- Annette M

2011 Dodge nitro pros and cons.

The car drives very well. Only problem we have had with it was the tailgate not registering that it was closed, but was an easy fix. Handles very nice, but seems a little touchy for my taste. It has cruise control but when I am driving on the highway it does not want to speed up as fast as I would like it to.

- Ashley C

Very spacious. One of my favorite things about it.

I have had it for 3 and a half years and haven't had anything major go wrong. It is very reliable and comfortable. There are very little blind spots and very spacious. The suspension is a little rough compared to most but it is a minor detail I have been able to overlook. Does fairly well on gas mileage.

- Brittany A

4 wheel drive. Satellite radio. Spacious.

I love this car. It is awesome in the snow with the 4 wheel drive. Plenty of space for trips and even more with the roof rack. The back seat is also spacious so no one is cramped. I have had trouble with the radio working. No one can figure out why. There's not even any static it is just no noise.

- Rebecca O

Hood does not latch, seals on inside around the door does not stick well.

The hood latch gets stuck and you have to make sure after you pop the hood you unstick the lever, if you do not the hood will not shut (this has happened more than one getting the oil changed at the dealership). The heater has gone out twice, the trim on the inside of the door does not stick.

- Rachel W

My car is like a sporty small SUV which is perfect for me.

I love my cars features like the heated seats, sunroof and touchscreen radio but the gas mileage kills my wallet. A 30 minute drives takes about half a quarter a tank and it takes almost $50 to fill it up, but other than that I absolutely love it. Do not buy if you are a broke college kid.

- Cory T

Overall I like the look and durability, but hate the rough off road ride.

I love the look of the truck. The durability of it. The comfort of it. However it has a very rough ride. You feel every little bump. Also there are no vents for the back seat, which is inconvenient, for air conditioning and heat. The dashboard could've been a little more exciting as well.

- Lori S

2011 Dodge nitro four wheel drive.

I love my Dodge nitro! It has always been a very reliable vehicle. Over the past seven years we haven't had to do much to it other than annual oil change, wipers etc.. I put new tires on this past year. Overall it is been a great purchase. The gas per mileage on other had could be better.

- Lori R

Cool 2011 Dodge nitro review..

My 2011 Dodge nitro is the best SUV that I have ever purchased, its great on gas, it has a cute shape, kind of like a range rover. It has power locks, alarm, nice stereo system, its the manufacturers stock, bit the speakers sound great, Sirius radio equipped, moon roof, and so much more.

- Nicole W

My vehicle is great quality, built To last. It is the perfect family vehicle.

I like that my vehicle is big enough for all the family things we do with our kids and its great for vacationing. I also like that my vehicle is roomy and very comfortable for travel. For a suv the gas mileage is great. The handling and power behind the engine also make it fun to drive.

- Mech S

The dodge nitro 2011 is a very nice car and it looks good.

I love the way it drives. It is good on gas. It is very spacious inside. It should have another outlet to charge your cell phone. There is only one in the whole car. The back seat does not let down. I wish the side view mirrors were automatic. It is a very good car and it looks great.

- Fawn R

Is just a very spacious car and I love it.

My vehicle is very spacious, love the leather seats, it is a big enough car for my kids, I just do not like it because how when we start the car it sounds like it does not want to start, like it is the alternator or something like that, that is the only problem I have with the car.

- Danielle K

Its alloy tires. It has z black metallic paint on is which is very nice.

The only problem is I wish they made them in a 7 seater. It's very comfortable sits up high and I love the alloy tires. it is very spacious inside and has a lot of trunk space. And the back seat also folds down if needed. It is somewhat a gas hog but I still love it.

- Jamie C

Good handling feels safe to drive.

This is a very good and comfortable vehicle. Good mileage, has sunroof and is roomy. Hold road very well, and great for long distance driving. Only problem is the tires are pretty pricey to replace, but once that is done, they last a good amount of time.

- Jill H

Never buy this car. It will be a waste of your money and stay away from dodge trucks.

I have had nothing but problems with this car since I have gotten it. Two tire pressure sensors have gone out, my engine light would not go off and now the abs and trac control light wont go off. I hate this truck and so glad they don't make it anymore.

- jeremie a

Enjoy driving my dodge nitro heat.

For a family of 4 it is a great size and trunk space. It is roomy and easy to drive. Few years back there was a recall for airbags but still enjoy safety features. One thing, though and it's probably with larger vehicles is the amount of gas it spends.

- Berta S

Dodge nitro 2011 sxt review.

Great for a first time vehicle! Just enough room for a mom with one child! I wish the back seat was a tad larger. I love the style and different packages of this vehicle. I really wish they still made these, because I would definitely buy another one.

- Lexie R

Carries all our stuff if you're careful and pack well.

Loved The Dodge Nitro since seeing the 1st ad on TV. Took us 4 years to get one, the last year made. But--there's no legroom in front, it ROLLS on hills even though an automatic, and you have to keep pressure on gas pedal just to keep current speed.

- Sally L

It is a great vehicle year round.

I love my Nitro - fully loaded, leather interior, easy to handle no issues. I did have to replace the air conditioner and it kept producing hot air however the repair shop got it fixed after months of taking it back time and time again.

- Melissa M

It's getting to be higher mileage and has more than just regular maintenance done

I really enjoy the sportiness of the vehicle. I love the color of my vehicle however where I purchased my vehicle unfortunately patched it together just to get the sale so I'm stuck having to mix minor things that add up.

- Elizabeth M

It is a good value for the cost.

What I like about my vehicle, it is sporty, roomy, great power, and reliable... What I do not like, it is rides like a jeep, gas mileage isn't too good, and the air system doesn't rotate too good..

- Jennifer W

Roomy and handles well but poor gas mileage.

I like my vehicle because it drives well and has a lot of room. It is also easy maintenance and dependable. But the biggest flaw I do not like is the gas mileage is horrible for my vehicle.

- Michael H

Minor replacements of battery and blinker are difficult due to the tight space in the engine.

My clock always loses time. I've had to replace the battery two times. It hasn't needed any major repairs yet. It drives comfortably. It is a bit tight in the back with my three children.

- Holly F

Great vehicle with minimal problems.

Overall I enjoy this vehicle. I would say my biggest problem with it is the amount of blind spots there are and it is kind of a rough drive. But it is comfortable and very spacious.

- Kira P

It is no longer made by Dodge, probably for a reason

Car has been reliable for the last 8 years. Does not have cruise control because that does not come standard. The axle seals tend to keep leaking which is my huge complaint.

- Melissa S

reliable and not very expensive

i love my vehicle because it drives well, uses little gas, low maintenance and it is very reliable. In addition maintenance cost is low and my vehicle is safe and spacious.

- E u

It is okay nice looking but not fancy inside.

It is not big enough for my family. It is a nice looking SUV. The flat flaws are there is no vents for the ac in the back for the kids so it gets hot back there some times.

- Stephanie Z

Only has little side vents in the rear for the heat.

What I most dislike about my vehicle is the lack of electrical plugs in the back of this particular nitro. Only one is located up front. And the stiffness of the ride.

- Charles E

Twenty inch rims model kind of looks like a range rover.

Nice small SUV good sound system 20 inch rims very nice model reliable through the winter very pretty for the summer. 4 wheel drive nice tinted windows in the back.

- Corn H

The 2011 dodge nitro is a comfortable midsize SUV.

The 2011 dodge nitro is very fun to drive. For an SUV, It is surprisingly agile and quick to accelerate. My only complaint is it's low fuel efficiency.

- Andrew W

It's reliable and dependable.

I like that it is dependable. I like that it holds all my camping supplies and gear. I like my cars height-- I can see well when driving it.

- David B

It starts itself it's great for back roads and highways.

I love my car because it's compact spacious and has the best material throughout the car. I'm obsessed with the sunroof. Great on gas.

- Sierra O

I would like people to know how safe and spacious it is.

I like it is styling. It is unique. The size is right for my needs. It has the big six but is economical. It gets a lot of attention.

- Frankie B

It has a very good towing capacity

I like the style of the vehicle. It is sharp and looks tough. The only negative is the suspension setup. It rides a bit rough

- Jason H

Plenty of room for family. Space in rear for storage.

Drives smooth. It is big enough that I feel safe driving myself & others around in. Only complaint would be not great on gas.

- Lorraine B

Its is very roomy. The size is well to be expected from this truck.

Strong truck hate gas mileage but besides that great truck top of the line. Very comfortable with smooth flowing ride to it.

- Chris S

Would not recommend to anyone piece of garbage.

It is a piece of garbage sorry we bought it nothing but problems very disappointed in purchase constant electric problems.

- Linda K

It's is a great car for the price. It is very stylish as well.

I like the outside style of the vehicle. I like that there is a plug in the back seat. Very roomie and big trunk space.

- Lilly R

Its 4 by 4. Which is good for winter.

Its ok. It just has some pieces loose. Under dash is falling. Back of seat panel falls off. It doesn't have dual air.

- Donna M

Good mileage smooth riding.

I love pi drives smooth good gas mileage comfort nice no complaints nice color good radio cruise control smooth.

- Kathleen D

Good tires on car hard to find replacements.

No good tires easy cheap. Tired old survey not taking long enough. Sleep use read drive gas mileage update.

- Timothy H

It is very comfortable, and spacious.

I like how much room is in my car. The size it is very easy to park. I like the body style it is stylish.

- Vanessa V

It's a good average size, not too small or too big and easy to drive.

It's not bad, however it's not great on gas. I haven't had any major issues so I can't complain too much

- Stefanie B

The 4 wheel is nice in the winter. You gave to keep good tires on the vehicle or else it will slip and slide in the rain or snow.

The consol light do not stay on. The muffler system is starting to rust parts are falling off.

- Lorraine P

It's red and we love it, we don't use all the extra stuff like navigation and the dvd

It has plenty of room. But not to big.it is four wheel drive and gets fairly good gas mileage

- Jrs Y

It is good on gas and a great small family vehicle.

It's not to small or to big. It is good on gas. Has plenty of room for my family. I love it.

- Darlene Y

It has been very dependable and has never had to have any major repairs.

I love my nitro it handles great ,is comfortable and is relatively good on gas

- Mona R

Uses up a bunch of gas. And it takes forever to fill it up

Drives smoothly and usually doesn't give me any problems. Hard on gas

- Jesus P

It looks bitching better than any other cheap suv

I like everything about it and am sad that I have the last model year

- Matt M

I love my Dodge Nitro, it's very reliable and looks sporty.

It's fuel efficient and very good in all different types of weather

- Jane H

Solid looking car. A real looker. Great towing capacity and range. Sports and plenty of torque in the 4.0 V6 engine.

A very dependable and sporty looking SUV. Great towing capacity

- nicole p

it's very reliable and comfortable

like the 4 wheel drive. hate the gas mileage

- jim s