Dodge Nitro Hybrid

Dodge Nitro HybridDodge is looking to deliver hybrid version of its Dodge Nitro. Dodge Nitro Hybrid body style will be similar to the current Dodge Nitro. The 2011 Dodge Nitro is a five passenger Suv available in Heat, Detonator and Shock models. The Heat contains 20 inch chrome clad wheels, foglamps, roof rails, deep tinted windows, keyless entry, full power options, warmed windows, climate control, a tilt helm, a 60/40 split folding and reclining back bench and a six dynamic audio with a Cd player, radio and an optional stereo slot. The Popular Equipment Group adds cruise control, an outside temperature gauge and a compass. A sunroof is a stand alone feature. There is also the available Heat 4. 0suite that contains a bigger V6 motor, an upgraded nine dynamic stereo system and Bluetooth connectivity.

Dodge Nitro Hybrid details:

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The Detonator contains the stuff from the Popular Equipment Group and also has the more powerful motor, different 20 inch wheels, back parking sensors, remote ignition, flashier look trim, a leather wrapped helm (includes stereo controls), a six way power driver bench, an upgraded instrument panel, an auto dimming back-view window, Bluetooth and a nine dynamic audio (with a subwoofer and a six Cd/dvd changer). The Nitro Shock trim adds different 20 inch wheels, a sunroof, leather upholstery and warmed seatings.

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The Media Center upgrade suite adds to the Detonator and Shock models navigation, real time traffic, a touchscreen interface and digital audio cargo. There is a Towing suite available on all trims. Traditional safety equipment contains antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control and side curtain airbags. The stability control contains a trailer sway control option. Back parking sensors are traditional on the Detonator and Shock.

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The 2011 Dodge Nitro has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedures. Its 2010 ratings (which aren't comparable to new 2011 tests) were a top five star ranking in all frontal and side crash categories. Testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety prized the Nitro its top score of Good in the frontal offset test and a second worst Marginal in the side test.