2010 Dodge Nitro  RealSafeCars67Safety Rating

#50 of 2010 SUVs

#107 of all 2010 vehicles


The Nitro, part of Dodge's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Dodge Nitro is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Dodge Nitro has a score of 67, implying a 0.059% chance of driver death (5.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Dodge Nitro has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0586% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.6964%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0586% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.6964% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Dodge Nitro is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Dodge Nitro is 40% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8657Suzuki Grand VitaraDodge NitroJeep LibertyDodge JourneySubaru ForesterToyota RAV4Toyota HighlanderToyota FJ CruiserJeep WranglerMazda CX-7Nissan XterraVolkswagen TiguanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Dodge Nitro with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 86. The 2010 Dodge Nitro is safer than the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara and less safe than the 2010 Dodge Journey, the 2010 Subaru Forester, the 2010 Toyota RAV4, the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2010 Nissan Xterra, the 2010 Mazda CX-7, the 2010 Jeep Wrangler, the 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser, and the 2010 Toyota Highlander.

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