2010 Dodge Nitro  -  $22,340


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,340
Base Invoice: $21,794
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr SE *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: 2WD 4dr SE *Ltd Avail*
Transmission: 4-speed automatic VLP transmission
Engine: 3.7L gas V6 engine

Pros

Strong, aggressive exterior design; functional interior cargo space; lifetime powertrain warranty; high safety ratings


Model News

For 2010, the Dodge Nitro SE receives power heated manual-folding mirrors, active head restraints, premium seat trim with stain-resistant seat fabric and a fuel-saving interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO).

The SXT gets new leather trim, a body-color grille and air dam, standard front-passenger auto-up power windows and an alarm. Light Sandstone Metallic replaces Light Graystone as an exterior color.

The SLT and R/T trims have been discontinued.


Value Writeup

The Dodge Nitro is categorized as a mid-sized SUV and not as a crossover (sedan/SUV), yet its bold look and style are comparable to a Hummer and other truck-based vehicles. For buyers looking for an SUV that's an affordable workhorse, the Dodge Nitro has the strength and cargo room of larger vehicles, yet has a price comparable to a small or midsize sedan.


Model Highlights

The 2010 Dodge Nitro features a strong, aggressive exterior design, one that suggests power and commands attention because of its sharp, square corners, bold fenders, prominent in-your-face grille and stylish yet confident use of steel, aluminum, simple colors and sharp geometric design.

Two trims are available for 2010--SE and SXT. Both feature a 3.7L V6 producing 210 hp and 235 ft-lb of torque, with standard 4-speed automatic transmission putting that power to the ground. A 4.0L V6 making 260 hp and 265 ft-lb of torque is optional on the SXT and is mated to a 5-speed automatic. Both SE and SXT models are available in either 2- or 4-wheel drive form. Interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO), which reduces fuel consumption when it detects the vehicle is slowing down.

The 2010 Nitro has 65 cubic feet of space when the back seats are folded down. One popular feature is the Load 'n' Go cargo floor that slides 18 inches rearward for loading and unloading. In addition, the Nitro can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. A 115-volt outlet is standard on all models.

The 2010 Nitro features stiff rear axles to help tackle challenging road conditions. Combined with an excellent braking system, driving--particularly on the highway--is smooth, even with a full vehicle.

The Nitro's safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, electronic stability control (which includes a "trailer sway" feature), active head restraints and multi-stage front airbags and side curtain airbags. Crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earned the Nitro five of five stars in all frontal and side impact categories.

Standard equipment on the SE includes 16-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, full-power accessories, reclining rear seats, tire-pressure monitor, heated side mirrors, remote keyless entry, and a 6-speaker CD stereo.

The SXT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color exterior trim, privacy glass, heated power folding mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable driver seat, cruise control and the sliding Load 'n' Go cargo floor with tie-downs.

Cruise control, an alarm and alloy wheels are optional on the SE, while a sunroof is available on either trim. A Navigation Package is available on the SXT and adds rear obstacle detection, an upgraded stereo, Bluetooth and traffic information.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
429.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EKG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/226

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DGV

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.3 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
40.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in

Front Hip Room
56.8 in

Second Head Room
40.8 in

Second Leg Room
37.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in

Second Hip Room
47.4 in

Wheelbase
108.8 in

Length, Overall
178.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.1 in

Height, Overall
69.9 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.0 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
75.6 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
32.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3932 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
TRY

Rear Tire Order Code
TRY

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P225/75R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.3 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.44 x 0.47 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Drivetrain Note
(fully transferable with no fee)

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V009000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 07, 2010

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
24177

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING; DODGE AVENGER AND NITRO; JEEP LIBERTY, COMMANDER AND GRAND CHEROKEE; AND MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 DODGE RAM TRUCK. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY FORMED OR MISSING BRAKE BOOSTER INPUT ROD RETAINING CLIP.

Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN BRAKE FAILURE WITHOUT WARNING WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH.

CHRYSLER WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE BOOSTER INPUT ROD RETAINING CLIP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. J37. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V315000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 07, 2010

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Potential Number of Units Affected
20626

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 LEFT HAND DRIVE JEEP LIBERTY, DODGE NITRO AND RAM 1500 TRUCK; RIGHT AND LEFT HAND DRIVE JEEP WRANGLER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY FORMED MASTER CYLINDER TO HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT (HCU) BRAKE TUBE ASSEMBLY END FLARE.

Consequence
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND REDUCED BRAKING PERFORMANCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE TUBES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. K15. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.7L gas V6 engine

4-speed automatic VLP transmission

Auxiliary transmission oil cooler

Rear wheel drive

600-amp maintenance free battery

140-amp alternator

3.73 axle ratio

8.25" rear axle ring gear

Compact spare tire w/tire carrier winch

Pwr rack & pinion steering

16" X 7.0" styled steel wheels

P225/75R16 all season BSW tires

Light-tinted solar control glass

Body color front/rear fascias

Body color bodyside moldings

Body color fender flares

Bright grille

Roof rack side rails

Fog lamps

Headlamp off time delay

Fold-away heated pwr mirrors

Black license plate brow

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Media center 130 AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo

(6) speakers

Auxiliary audio input

Sirius satellite radio -inc: 1yr Sirius satellite radio service

Cloth low-back bucket seats

Stain repel seat fabric

Front passenger forward fold flat seat

Rear 60/40 split folding reclining seat

Luxury front/rear floor mats

Center floor console

Tilt steering column

Instrument cluster w/tachometer

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch

Speed sensitive pwr door locks

Power accessory delay

Remote keyless entry

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Cabin air filtering

12V auxiliary pwr outlet

Map/dome reading lamps

Illuminated entry

Rear dome lamp

Reversible/waterproof cargo storage

All speed traction control

Electronic stability program

Electronic roll mitigation

4-wheel anti-lock pwr disc brakes

Driver & front passenger multistage airbags

Brake assist

Front airbag occupant classification system

Supplemental side curtain front/rear air bags

LATCH-ready child seat anchor system

Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

Dual note horn

Active head restraints

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
3.7L GAS V6 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC VLP TRANSMISSION
$0

 
24B SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
DEEP WATER BLUE PEARL
$295

 
DARK CHARCOAL PEARL
$0

 
INFERNO RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$295

 
LIGHT SANDSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
NATURAL GREEN PEARL
$0

 
STONE WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY, CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DARK PEBBLE BEIGE, CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
16" X 7.0" STYLED STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
16" X 6.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$195

 
17" X 7.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
P225/75R16 ALL SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P245/50R20 ALL SEASON PERFORMANCE VSB TIRES
$0

 
CHROME ACCENTS GROUP
$1,210

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$50

 
TRAILER TOW GROUP
$620

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$95

 
DEEP TINT SUNSCREEN GLASS
$300

 
PWR SUNROOF
$895

 
UCONNECT WEB
$0

 
REAR CHILD DOOR SAFETY LOCKS
$0


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