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MPG: 15 city/21 hwy

2010 Dodge Nitro SE SUV

2010 Dodge Nitro Review

(2 Stars)  Nothing explosive about it

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Overview
This midsized SUV has been built from the ground up on the same platform that brought us the Jeep Liberty. The Nitro SUV can tow an amazing payload and is rated to drag up to 5,000 pounds along with it. There is a special weight distribution hitch and axle suspension to make sure that whatever you are pulling this rugged little SUV can keep up. If you are planning on towing large items or just towing often, it may be a good idea to splurge for the larger engine package. The standard 3.7 L V-6 engine is not weak by any means, but it does have a lot to be desired if you are pulling big loads.

The Nitro comes in both 2WD and 4WD, but if you are going to be using it for what it was intended for, you already know that opting out of 4WD is not really an option. The interior of this midsized brute offers plenty of room for passengers including leg room and head room. There is a 32 cubic foot area behind the seats that can be instantly transformed into 64 cubic feet of storage by folding the rear seats.

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2010 Nitro SE Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
3,700 cc 3.7 liters V 6 front engine with 93 mm bore, 90.8 mm stroke, 9.7 compression ratio, overhead cam and two valves per cylinder EKG
Unleaded fuel 87
Fuel consumption: EPA 08 urban (mpg): 16, country/highway (mpg): 22 and combined (mpg): 18
Multi-point injection fuel system
19.5 gallon main unleaded fuel tank
Power: 157 kW , 210 HP SAE @ 5,200 rpm; 235 ft lb , 319 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

'10 Dodge SE SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Trucks and Towing  
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Transmission Oil Cooler
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