2010 Dodge Nitro

At a Glance

Pricing $22,245 - $28,995
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 3.7l V6, 4.0l V6
Transmissions A4, A5
Fuel Economy 15-16 (city), 21-22 (highway)

The blocky Dodge Nitro has broad-shouldered styling that is intended to appeal to a macho clientele. A standard 210-bhp 3.7L V-6 is only available in the base model. Most models are powered by a 4.0l V6 paired with a 5-speed automatic. Both RWD and permanent 4WD models are offered. Trim levels were realigned in 2010 to Heat, Detonator, and Shock. Twenty inch wheels are standard on all models.

What Changed:

In mid-2010, the Nitro's trim levels were changed to Heat, Detonator and Shock. For 2011, Dodge adds Heat 4.0 offering the base trim level with the upgraded 4.0l V6.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Nitro Heat 3.7l V6 (210-bhp) A4 RWD 16/22/19 $22,245
Nitro Heat 3.7l V6 (210-bhp) A4 4WD 15/21/18 $23,995
Nitro Heat 4.0 4.0l V6 (260-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $24,045
Nitro Heat 4.0 4.0l V6 (260-bhp) A5 4WD 16/21/18 $25,795
Nitro Detonator 4.0l V6 (260-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $26,245
Nitro Detonator 4.0l V6 (260-bhp) A5 4WD 16/21/18 $27,995
Nitro Shock 4.0l V6 (260-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $27,245
Nitro Shock 4.0l V6 (260-bhp) A5 4WD 16/21/18 $28,995