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2010 Dodge Nitro Technical Specifications
Body Style:Sport-utility vehicle
Construction:Steel uniframe
EPA vehicle class:Multi-purpose vehicle
Manufacturing location:Toledo North Assembly Planet, Toledo, Ohio
Engine3.7-liter V64.0-liter V6
Type, Construction3.7-liter, SOHC V6, cast-iron block, and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft4.0-liter, SOHC V6 seimi-permanet molded aluminum block with cast-in iron liners and cast-aluminum heads
Valvetrainchain-driven SOHC, 12 valve, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockersSOHC, 24 valves, hydraulic, center-pivot roller rocker arms
Displacement225.8 cu. in241.2 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke3.66 x 3.573.78 x 3.58
Compression Ratio9.7:110.3:1
Horsepower210 hp @ 5200 rpm260 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque235 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm265 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
Max. Engine Speed6,000 rpm (electronically limited)6,000
Recommended Fuel87-octane unleaded89-octane unleaded mid-grade
Emission ControlsTwo mini-oxidation three-way catalytic converters, four heated oxygen sensors, EGR and internal engine featuresManiverter three-way catalytic converters, quad-heated oxygen sensors, and internal engine feature
EPA Estimated Fuel Economy mpg (City/Highway)2WD: 16/22 - Auto Trans
4WD: 15/21 - Auto Trans
16/21 - 2WD Auto Trans
16/20 - 4WD Auto Trans
TransmissionFour-speed automaticFive-speed automatic
AvailabilityStandard with 3.7-liter SOHC V6Standard - 4.0-liter SOHC V6
DescriptionAdaptive electronic control, electronically modulatedAdaptive electronic control, electronically modulated torque converter clutch
Gear ratios (:1):
5th: 0.83
Axle Ratio2.573.21 with 4.0-liter SOHC V6
Overall Top-gear2.572.66 with 4.0-liter SOHC V6
Transfer Case
TypeMP 143 GII Single-Speed, part-time, electronically controlled
AvailabilityIncluded on 4WD
Operating Ranges2WD, 4WD lock, electronically controlled
Center Differential TypeNone
Torque Split, F/R50/50
Electrical System
Battery600-amp, maintenance-free
FrontUpper and lower "A" arms, coil springs, low-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
RearLive axle, upper and lower trailing arms, track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar, low-pressure gas-charged absorbers
Steering TypePower rack-and-pinion
Overall Ratio17.36:1
Turning Diameter (Curb-to-curb)36.3 ft.
Steering Turns (Lock-to-lock)3.42
Body & Frame Layout2WD: Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive; steel uniframe
Size & Type11.9x1.1 vented rotor with 2.6 single-piston floating caliper14.44x0.47 solid rotor with 1.9 single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area110.1 sq. in.103.5 sq. in.
Power-assist type8x9 tandem-diaphragm vacuum
Parking-brake Type ControlRear brake drum-in-hat