Engine Dodge ECN

The Dodge ECN 2.0-liter gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2006 to 2016 and was installed on such popular models as Avenger, Caliber, as well as Jeep Compass and Patriot. This motor was created jointly with Hyundai and Mitsubishi as part of the World Gasoline Engine Alliance.

The World engine series also includes internal combustion engines: EBA, ED3 and ED4.

The engine was installed on:

  • Chrysler Sebring 3 (JS) in 2006 – 2010;
  • Dodge Avenger 1 (JS) in 2007 – 2011;
  • Dodge Caliber 1 (PM) in 2006 – 2011;
  • Jeep Compass 1 (MK) in 2006 – 2016;
  • Jeep Patriot 1 (MK) in 2006 – 2016.


Production years 2006-2016
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 158
Torque output, Nm 191
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Caliber 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

Disadvantages of the ECN engine

  • The main problems for the owner are delivered by a very unreliable electronic throttle;
  • In second place are regular coolant leaks from the thermostat unit;
  • Also, the internal combustion engine supports, the gasoline pump and the crankshaft pulley damper have a low resource;
  • After 200,000 km of run, the timing chain is often extended and oil consumption appears;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters, every 100,000 km it is necessary to adjust the valve clearances.

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