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MPG: 16 city/20 hwy

2010 Dodge Nitro Shock 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 Shock Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.0L V 6 overhead cam ( 10.3 :1 compression ratio ; four valves per cylinder)
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel consumption: city= 16 (mpg); highway= 20 (mpg); combined= 17 (mpg); vehicle range: 331 miles
Multi-point injection fuel system
19.5 gallon fuel tank
Power: 260 HP ( 194 kW) @ 6,000 rpm; 265 ft lb of torque ( 359 Nm) @ 4,200 rpm

'10 Dodge Shock 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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Cruise Control
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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
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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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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Parking Distance Control
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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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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  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
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Transmission Oil Cooler
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