2010 Dodge Nitro

At a Glance

Pricing $21,590 - $27,290
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 3.7l V6, 4.0l V6
Transmissions A4, A5
Fuel Economy 15-16 (city), 20-22 (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 mated to a 4-speed automatic and permanent 4WD. Although Dodge claims that the Nitro is fun to drive, a 0-60 mph time of 9.6 seconds is hardly impressive. No doubt the automatic transmission and 4,115 lb. curb weight hurt performance. Interior features include chrome/red/silver trim, a first-aid kit, an easily cleaned vinyl-covered rear cargo area, and DVD navigation.

What Changed:

For 2010, the Nitro lineup consists of two models: SE and SXT. The revised model lineup adds numerous convenience features.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Nitro SE 3.7l V6 (210-bhp) A4 RWD $21,590
Nitro SE 3.7l V6 (210-bhp) A4 4WD $23,250
Nitro SXT 3.7l V6 (210-bhp) A4 RWD $23,235
Nitro SXT 3.7l V6 (210-bhp) A4 4WD $24,895
Nitro SXT 4.0l V6 (260-bhp) A5 RWD $25,630
Nitro SXT 4.0l V6 (260-bhp) A5 4WD $27,290