Dodge will look to bring back its iconic Nitro model. If everything goes according to plan, the 2020 Dodge Nitro will look to rival Honda CR-V and Chevy Equinox models. This mid-size SUV will arrive with a five-seat layout and with two V6 drivetrain options.
On top of that, Dodge will deploy a standard rear-wheel-drive setup. The design will look upscale and very sharp. From the inside, the 2020 Nitro will be modern and comfortable. Moreover, we expect generous cabin room and ample legroom. The price will be affordable and in range with its competitors.
Exterior Redesign and New Colors
The upcoming 2020 Dodge Nitro will arrive with a completely new look. The previous-gen model was classified as the small SUV, but new Nitro will compete in the mid-size segment. It is yet unknown what platform will underpin new Nitro. Dodge plans to keep previous retro vibe.
However, we can expect an amazing design and upscale look. The 2020 Nitro will get plenty of sharper lines. Attractive appearance is highlighted by a modern hood, new crosshair grille, and premium 20-inch wheels. The 20-inch polished aluminum wheels are looking unique.
On top of that, all season tires will be available. Headlights and taillights will get LED lighting system. Nitro will also arrive with a wide range of exterior colors. We still don’t know which exterior paints will be in the offer. However, iconic Inferno Red and Detonator Yellow colors will be in the offer.
Dodge Nitro Interior Features and Comfort
The forthcoming mid-size crossover SUV will offer a very spacious and modern cabin. The interior of the 2020 Dodge Nitro will offer a room for five passengers. Legroom and headroom will be ample. On top of that, the cargo area is generous too. Folding down the rear seats will surely provide even more cargo space. Tech-wise, Nitro will offer numerous technology packages. Also, higher trim levels will get the standard premium equipment.
As for the base model, we can expect basic stuff. That includes a 7-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, and AM/FM/CD audio system. The safety rating is good thanks to the numerous standard and optional features. A system such as a lane keeping assist, stability control, and blind spot monitoring are all in the offer. Of course, leather upholstery and heated and ventilated seats are optional.
Two Powerful V6 Engines
Back in the days, Nitro SUV was offering the best-in-class tow rating. Now, things will drastically change. The 2020 Dodge Nitro won’t be dubbed as the “tow king”. Whatsoever, we still hope for Dodge to deliver an astonishing turbocharged engine. On the other hand, a 3.7-liter V6 is a reality. This engine is producing 210 hp and 230 lb-ft of torque.
A larger 4.0-liter V6 is a possibility. If it arrives, this engine will be an optional choice. It can generate 260 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will offer a standard rear-wheel-drive system. Optionally, you can buy a full-time four-wheel-drive setup. A 6-speed automatic transmission is the most likely outcome.
2020 Dodge Nitro Price and Release Date
The all-new 2020 Dodge Nitro will start at $23,000. If you want a more premium model, the range-topping trim level is priced at about $36,000. The prices are in line with the rest of the competition. This mid-size crossover SUV will go on sale in the last quarter of 2019.