The Dodge Nitro is not considered an economy car. The Dodge Nitro was a compact SUV produced from 2006 to 2012 and was not designed to be an affordable, light and inexpensive vehicle like standard economy cars.
Produced by the Dodge division of Chrysler, the Nitro shared a platform with the second generation Jeep Liberty and was designed to be a comfortable vehicle for family use. When the vehicle originally debuted, it came equipped with a 5,000-pound capacity and state-of-the-art safety features. Sales peaked in 2006 and 2007. Production came to a halt in late 2011 after a reduction in global sales.