These commissions help support our ability to spend time providing additional content. Dodge redesigned the full-size Durango in 2004, and since then has been planning the Nitro, which is 22 inches shorter. And again, because the front fenders have no rise or real shape, it's easy to see the front corners of the vehicle, making parking a relief compared to many vehicles this size. Taking a cue from the faux portholes on the Buick Lucerne, or possibly the tradition of a Mercedes-Benz sports car, there's a trapezoid-shaped insert, black plastic with three chrome ribs, located just forward of the mirrors. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
Beneath the panel is a storage area that is big enough to hold a laptop computer or smaller items. We drove from San Diego to Palm Springs on a September day, and when we got there it was 104 degrees. All these interior dimensions are calculated separately for the front, rear and the third row of seats and make up the passenger volume. Rearview visibility is very good, with just windows back there, no attempt at swoopy styling with sheetmetal. The transfer case heat shield may drop down and rub on the drive shaft, weakening it and potentially causing the drive shaft to break. It refuses to short-shift, or upshift before redline under heavy throttle. The first is a 3.
It features Load 'n' Go, a cargo storage system whereby the rear seats and front passenger seat fold totally flat in seconds; additionally, the cargo floor slides rearward out over the rear bumper, and can hold 400 pounds, making the loading of heavy objects much easier. There are three types of upholstery: basic cloth, a handsome stain-repellant cloth, and beautiful perforated leather. Above it is a 4. America's longest-running auto show enters its 98th season this week, filling the ginorrmous, 1. These basic exterior dimensions also cross our mind when we have concerns about parking space in the yard. There are three big main instruments: speedo in center, tach on right and fuel and temp on left. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
Body styling is very responsible for the drag coefficient with sedans usually boasting of values above 0. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash. This is a ''must code'' option as indicated by the vehicle manufacturer. Additionally, the drive shaft failure will result in a loss of motive power. The front door bins are too narrow, shallow, and short, the latter being because of the very large round audio speakers build into the trim. On uneven surfaces the ride quality was acceptable when we were doing up to around 40 mph, but the damping lacked control the faster we went and we found ourselves bouncing up and down regularly. An interim letter was mailed to owners on May 29, 2013.
Other 2007 Dodge models 2007 Dodge Nitro specs 8. Suspension, f: independent Suspension, r: independent Ground clearance: 7. The brakes worked well, but if you took your right foot off the pedal too quickly there was a loud clunk as it sprung back up to the default position. The cabin is quiet thanks to heavy use of sound deadening material, and visibility out the rear and to the front corners of the Nitro is excellent. The horizontal headlamps, turn signal slits and foglamps are a tidy fit in the massive face.
Either condition may increase the risk of a crash. And the shift mechanism is not ergonomic; that is, the shifts are made by moving the lever from side to side, not forward and back, which would be easier on the wrist. From the front, it's unmistakably Dodge. Switchgear is properly placed, and despite a narrow footwell, leg- and footroom are plentiful. The supportive two-tone seats with bright red inserts will get your attention in an otherwise tasteful and well-executed interior.
The result is a very squared-off vehicle, with exaggerated fender flares. It got quite irritating after a time. The hip room roughly determines the width of the seats and the leg room measurement signals about the comfort for your legs. We like the cleaner black, rather than chrome, around the windows. Finally, the air conditioning might be fine on a normal hot day, but it seemed marginal for searing conditions.
Despite the new look, the softly sprung Nitro drives and handles just like a Liberty, providing a meager 0. The upper section of the backrests hit my shoulder blades uncomfortably, but otherwise the Nitro's front seats are easy to live with. Engine Pkg Pkg Fuel Tank, 19. No matter which covering, the seats are very comfortable. The suspension takes bumps with a jolt, especially at lower speeds and mostly at the front wheels.