Used 2010 Dodge Nitro

$6,499 - $10,998
2010 Dodge Nitro

2010 Highlights

The 2010 Dodge Nitro gains a deceleration fuel cut-off feature when equipped with the 3.7-liter V6. The Load 'n Go sliding trunk floor has been discontinued and there are new snappy trim level names: Heat, Detonator and Shock. Front active head restraints and power-heated mirrors are now standard, while the base stereo now has six speakers.


  • Considerable towing capacity, brawny image.


  • Subpar gas mileage, lackluster acceleration with either engine, chintzy interior, vague steering and trucky handling.

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Features & Specs

Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)Detonator 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)Heat 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)Detonator 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)Shock 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)Shock 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)SE 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)SXT 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)SXT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic5-speed shiftable automatic4-speed automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower210 hp @ 5200 rpm260 hp @ 6000 rpm210 hp @ 5200 rpm260 hp @ 6000 rpm260 hp @ 6000 rpm260 hp @ 6000 rpm210 hp @ 5200 rpm210 hp @ 5200 rpm210 hp @ 5200 rpm210 hp @ 5200 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Fun, attractive, reliable "bad boy" SUV!
I have to wonder if those people complaining actually bothered to preview the car prior to buying it. Did they sit in it, test drive it, ask questions about it? If they did and complain after the fact about non-mechanical issues the problem is not the car - it's them! Also, all brands have defective individual autos. I would not condemn an entire model based on one bad car. Let's be real here. My 2010 Nitro has logged more than 27,000 miles and is going strong with no mechanical problems. It has a spacious and comfortable interior suitable for a family of five. The rear seats even have a middle shoulder strap seat belt. The Nitro looks distinctive and is a lot of fun to drive. I love it!
A great truck for the right person.
This isn't a truck for everyone. I bought it because it fit several key needs. First off, the size was exactly what I wanted. I had some of the SUVs Edmunds compared this one to and found them to be too small. I didn't want larger than this. It had the best sticker price of anything at this size, and it could tow the most, which I needed in order to bring my Mustang to the track. The other reason I wanted it was the fact it was so bare bones... I knew that I could modify it the way I wanted. It's a Jeep in better clothing. I take the Nitro out to the Arizona trails here and see tons of Jeeps, but I've never once seen a lifted Nitro like mine out there.
It's a Truck, not a Minivan!
Test drove a few before considering the 2010 SXT 4x4. Some of which included the Mazda CX7, and the 2008 Acadia. Mazda handled like a sedan, and the Acadia like a minivan (a little more fun). The Nitro handles like a truck! It's built on the RAM chassis, so don't expect anything less. Fuel economy is not impressive, but still within average for a 3.6L. The 2008 Mazda Tribute 3.0L was getting a little better but not too much. Overall, it handles like the truck but has the comfort of a large SUV. It's flexibility of offering exterior raw power with interior comfort makes it perfect option for looking to have 2 cars in 1. My commute includes 100km hwy and 100km city daily to work/home
Used 2010 Dodge Nitro Overview

The Used 2010 Dodge Nitro is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Heat 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A), Detonator 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Heat 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A), Detonator 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Shock 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Shock 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SE 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A), SXT 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A), SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A), and SXT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Dodge Nitro?

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Dodge Nitro trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Dodge Nitro SXT Fleet is priced between $9,479 and $10,998 with odometer readings between 0 and 98081 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Dodge Nitro Detonator is priced between $9,989 and $9,989 with odometer readings between 72664 and 72664 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Dodge Nitro Heat is priced between $6,499 and $6,499 with odometer readings between 123559 and 123559 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Dodge Nitro SE Fleet is priced between $10,148 and $10,148 with odometer readings between 94843 and 94843 miles.

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