The Dodge Nitro is a four-door mid-size SUV. It is the corporate twin of the Jeep Liberty and comes with a standard 3.7 liter V6 and an optional 4.0 liter V6 that makes 260 horsepower. Both come with a standard four-speed automatic transmission. The upgraded SXT V6 also has a firmer suspension. However, road noise is quite abundant inside. There is too much body lean and the steering is imprecise.
Electronic stability control and curtain airbags are also standard features. Other features include power locks and windows, power drivers' seat and stain repellent cloth. Another Chrysler developed feature is called the "Load 'N Go" retractable cargo floor. This feature is designed for those who enjoy the outdoors and may come back to the vehicle with dirty bikes and other equipment.