Dodge’s mid-size Nitro SUV delivers aggressive styling
May 10, 2008
The Dodge Nitro makes the loudest statement in the mid-size SUV segment thanks to its brawny, in-your-face styling. Now in its second year of production, the Nitro tops my list in terms of best-dressed.
Nitro’s wheels, which are pushed to the corners, are nicely accented by tastefully prominent fender flares. Nitro’s high beltline reminds me of the popular Dodge Charger. And of course, up front, Nitro sports an impressive, masculine crosshair grille flanked by bold, rectangular headlamp assemblies.
Looking at the Dodge Nitro, it’s difficult to tell that its platform comes from a modified version of the Jeep Liberty. The Liberty and Nitro look like they came from different worlds. The Liberty stands tall while Nitro looks hunkered down and ready to pounce.
The Nitro is obviously not Dodge’s version of the Liberty
. It’s a totally different vehicle. The Liberty is a true off-roader while the Nitro is built for the street. There isn’t anything on the road that looks like the Nitro, especially when ordered in R/T trim with 20-inch chrome-clad wheels.
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