Should you’re choosing the Dodge Nitro 2020 over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the Dodge Nitro 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the Dodge Nitro 2020 happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Dodge Nitro 2020 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you want it most.
The Dodge Nitro 2020, however, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of car. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Dodge Nitro 2020’s ride and driving experience start to fall in step with extra modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend testing the Dodge Nitro 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Dodge Nitro 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Dodge Nitro 2020 additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Dodge Nitro 2020 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Dodge Nitro 2020, which pushes the Dodge Nitro 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.