When we compare the Dodge Nitro's and the Jeep Patriot's specifications and ratings, the Dodge Nitro has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Jeep Patriot has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Dodge Nitro's and the Jeep Patriot's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Dodge Nitro vs. Jeep Patriot Pricing
A used 2011 Dodge Nitro ranges from $5,000 to $13,898 while a used 2011 Jeep Patriot is priced between $4,496 to $12,986.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Dodge Nitro’s base engine makes 210 horsepower, and the Jeep Patriot base engine makes 158 horsepower. The Nitro is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 429 miles. The Patriot is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 394 miles.This gives the Jeep Patriot the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Dodge Nitro the advantage in maximum range. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Dodge Nitro has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Jeep Patriot has the advantage in the area of front head room. The Dodge Nitro and Jeep Patriot are comparable in regards to rear leg room.