The Nitro is sure to hold its own against its competitors--as long as the fight isn't taken off-road. No Nitros will be offered with a low-range 4x4 gear. Instead, they'll come with two different types of all-wheel-drive systems, keeping the sibling Liberty the trail choice.

2007 Dodge Nitro
Base price $19,885
Price as tested $27,845
Layout Front engine, AWD, 4-door, 5-pass SUV
Engine 4.0L/260-hp/265 lb-ft SOHC 24-valve V-6
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase, in 108.8
Length x width x height, in 178.9 x 73.1 x 69.9
Curb weight, lb 4327
GVWR, lb 5500
Payload capacity, lb 1150
Towing capacity, lb 5000
0-60 mph, sec 7.4
Quarter mile, sec @ mph 15.7 @ 85.7
60-0 mph, ft 125
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 17/21