Wednesday, August 04, 2010

2010 Dodge Nitro Review

At first glance, the 2010 Dodge Nitro is a muscle man’s ideal vehicle: it’s bulky and has a powerful loading capability. Anyone who wanted to have a strong image with a bit of help from the vehicle will never hesitate because of the car’s look and power. Unfortunately, these are the only qualities the latest Dodge Nitro line offers. Everything else is pretty tricky for any car enthusiast.

The main reason why the 2010 Dodge Nitro has an impressive loading capability is due to the available space at the back. Standard setting will give you 32 cubic feet but lower the back seat and you’ll get 65 cubic feet in space. If you lower the driver’s seat, you can add even more storage space. All variations in Dodge Nitro (Heat, Detonator and Shock) almost have the same storage capability.

When it comes to engine performance and speed, the 2010 Doge Nitro is lackluster. The lowest version of the Dodge Nitro (Heat) reaches 60mph after 9 seconds. While it’s expected that SUVs are not sports cars, the speed is very disappointing. Driving impressions of the vehicle is also mediocre as the body becomes a burden instead of helping the SUV steer better. The highest configuration is 4.0 liter with V6 engine (Shock) which can go faster than Heat but driving and control still a challenge.

Although the interior is good enough for a comfortable ride, there are other car manufacturers that have done a lot better than the 2010 Dodge Nitro.


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