2 powertrain options are available on the 2010 Dodge Nitro, an innovative, high-belted midsized SUV. The first is a stock 3.7L SOHC 210-horsepower V6 mated to a slick 4-speed automatic transmission. Together, they generate 235 ft-lb of torque and deliver 16/22 mpg city/highway. Lightweight aluminum construction helps the factory version of the Nitro to shoot through 10.1-second 0 to 60 times. Your other option is the 4.0L SOHC 260 horsepower V6 that generates 265 ft-lb of twist through a 5-speed automatic gearbox featuring Electronic Range Shift for smooth-shifting responsiveness. That team delivers 16/21 mpg urban/rural.
The U.S. government's NHTSA has awarded the 2010 Nitro from Dodge, and 9 other Dodges, 5-Star frontal crash test safety ratings. Dodge cares about your family's safety and shows it by offering standard safety features including:
All of that 5-Star safety means that the Nitro makes it a breeze to find affordable auto insurance. For instance, the ESC (electronic stability control) system of the Dodge Nitro 2010 works in conjunction with electronic traction control and 4-wheel antilock braking; it helps drivers maintain control when the vehicle senses that it is about to begin spinning or plowing. Antilock braking significantly helps to stop individual wheels from locking up on slippery roads, or in hard-braking conditions. Big, durable Nitro calipers grab onto beefy damped-iron discs to provide extra-smooth stopping power.
The Dodge Nitro for 2010 also features standard ParkSense Rear Park Assist. Sound waves are utilized to detect proximal objects located to the rear of the vehicle. Maneuvering into very snug parking spaces, or backing up to something within inches, becomes a simplistic process. Audio and visual blips, located in the display overhead, act together to keep drivers safe. Another crowd-pleasing standard feature is UConnect, a user friendly, high-tech phone system that informs passengers about travel destinations, plays their favorite musical selections and much more. It's all just part of the overall recipe of conveniences that make the Nitro so attractive.
Other Dodge 2010 Nitro notable standard and optional features include:
Perhaps most notably, the new Dodge Nitro specializes in aggression. It's a fiery package that stands out in crowds, dazzling them with design and style features including:
Take a close-up look at the convenient storage solutions, cutting-edge technologies and overall sporty effect of the 2010 Dodge Nitro. It's a blend of performance, safety, style and technology that lets you know that you have no need for compromise. Base retail pricing ranges from $21,590 up to $28,500.