Inside the Dodge 2.4 Liter Tigershark Engine

2.4 Liter Tigershark Engine


Under the hood of the 2014 Dodge Dart, you’ll find one of the most advanced four-cylinder engines on the planet: the 2.4 liter Tigershark™ engine*.


Designed to take full advantage of the exclusive MultiAir technology developed with Dodge engineering partner Fiat Powertrain, the Tigershark engine features the second-generation MultiAir 2 system. This next phase in MultiAir science marks even further improvements in fuel economy and exhaust emissions without compromising performance.


In a nutshell, MultiAir replaces the traditional mechanical link between the cam lobe and the intake valve with an electro-hydraulic system, allowing more freedom in tuning the engine’s breathing for optimum efficiency under any running condition.


Manufactured in a state-of-the-art production facility in Dundee, Michigan, the Tigershark 2.4L engine is built on a high-pressure diecast aluminum block with cast-iron liners and forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods with lightweight cast aluminum pistons designed specifically for efficient operation and provides a 10.1 compression ratio. Compact design provided by an 88 mm bore and 97 mm stroke, while advanced details like diamond-hard piston pin coatings and a two-stage oil pump shave operating losses further improving efficiency. In other words, no feature to small or technology to sophisticated in consideration of providing uncompromising fuel efficiency.


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*2.4 liter Tigershark engine comes standard on the 2014 Dart SXT, Rallye, Limited and GT.






  • Posted February 9, 2017 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    For my part, I like the factory setup for street driving. I am considering a scat-back exhaust just to change the exhaust note.

  • Posted February 9, 2017 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    The only criticism I could make is the stiffness of the suspension over washboard roads. My solution to that criticism is to avoid washboard roads as much as possible. Enjoy whatever your driving or dump it and get something you do enjoy.

  • Posted February 9, 2017 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    ” In a nutshell, MultiAir replaces the traditional mechanical link between the cam lobe and the intake valve with an electro-hydraulic system, allowing more freedom in tuning the engine’s breathing for optimum efficiency under any running condition. ” how it performances?

  • Jude Massung
    Posted March 4, 2017 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    This is a joke!! I have a 2015 Dodge Dart with the 2.4 tiger shark and it only gets in the 21 to low 22 mikes per gallon and goes through a quart of oil a month had it in the shop and they claimed to have put a new motor in it at 20800 miles but still is the same!! I just want to get to the end of my lease so I can get rid of it and pick up a Subaru. No more big three for me, I work for a supplier of just about all of them and never heard anything bad about Subaru so that’s where I’m going next.

    • John
      Posted March 8, 2018 at 6:50 am | Permalink

      Sounds like you had an ignorant mechanic. I feel sorry for anyone who actually considers any Subaru.

  • Alfa Guy
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  • Posted March 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    The Charger SE and SXT using V-6 3.6-liter rated at 292 drive (or 300 with a discretionary double bundle group Rallye smoke) that transmits energy to the rear or all-wheel with 8 programmable speeds. From that point, the ascent of the lineup for the R/T 370 drive V-8 5.7-liter, while the R/T package dirt and SRT392 utilize V-8 6.4-liter that fitting out 485 power.

  • Posted March 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    The charger SE and Charger using the Dodge beside 2045 V-6, 3.6-liter that is positioned on the 292 pull (or 300 with a discretionary double team Rallye plans asap) that deliver energy to all wheels or re-utilise 8 programmable speeds. From that point, the lineup reached the R/T 370 pull V-8 5.7-liter, while the R/T shit Pack next SRT392 make the utilization of V-8 6.4-liter that fitting out 485 drive. The Lord fixed schedule wall charger Dodge Charger SRT 2017 Hellcat.

  • Posted March 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I just want to compare between dodge and jeep engines, like where did you where can count on

  • Gilbert Hernendez
    Posted April 5, 2017 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    is it possible to reconfigure the fuel system to get better gas mileage out of the 2.4.

  • Gerry
    Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone have oil consumption problems with this engine? I have this engine in my 2016 Fiat 500x and it seems to be consuming oil at a rate of one quart for every 2000 miles. Is this normal? I never had to add oil to any of my cars.

  • John Beckham
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I just purchased a 2014 Dodge Dart SXT colored Maximum Steel Metallic
    with the 2.4 MultiAir under the hood.
    So far I like this engine! I need to learn more about the engine design as it’s Fiat’s technology! No camshaft intake valve relationship here? Explain this sophistication of an engine design to me? 0W-20 oil recommended usage by FCA here for better gas mileage I presume? What spark plug is recommended for the 2.4 MultiAir? 100K until replacement? I use to enjoy changing my spark plugs in my past Neons!

  • Hosh
    Posted June 7, 2017 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    My 2.4 multiair gets 38 mpg in the hwy and 34 -32 when I’m in the city but if I drive aggressive it drops dramatically

    • John D
      Posted March 8, 2018 at 6:41 am | Permalink

      I drive mainly Highway. My Dodge Dart with the 2.4L 6 speed manual averages 37-38MPG. So, to EVERY one who claims they average low 20s…perhaps you shouldn’t drive so aggressively. The car will only achieve what the DRIVER’S actions dictate.

  • Bobby Bowman
    Posted August 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    There should be a recall on the Dodge Dart 2.4 Rally Tigér shark and the oil use this is just wrong to spend this much money

  • Donald
    Posted August 17, 2017 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    If this thing is so great why does it drink oil like a camel getting ready to head out in the desert? Dodge replaced the engine in my daughters 2014 this year. She took it in to the dealer for the new engines oil change and low and behold there was no oil on the dipstick….NONE! So we asked to start a star case on this new engine and with 1500 miles on the oil change it is almost down a full quart! If she wasn’t so upside down due to the poor value of the Dart she would sell it and buy a Kia. Funny part is Dodge says one quart in 2000 miles is normal but my 2015 Ecodiesel uses no oil over the 10,000 mile oil change interval. Neither does our 2015 300S 3.6. I smell a class action headed Dodge’s way over this engine, maybe that is the real reason they killed the Dart?

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  • Posted September 30, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

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  • Karen
    Posted November 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I have a 2014 Dart and love it. Great mileage and lots of get up and go for a little car. I average 32 to 36 mpg. I also have a manual transmission. 68000 miles and no issues. Bought it at 19000 miles.

    • John D
      Posted March 8, 2018 at 6:45 am | Permalink

      98,000 miles on my 2016 Dart w/ 2.4L manual. ZERO problems. Use it daily for work. Uses about one quarter of a quart between oil changes. One of the best vehicles i’ve owned to date. A bit disappointed FCA dropped the Dart. I would buy another one again.

  • Ram quit running from low oil level
    Posted March 11, 2018 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    DATE- Mar. 5, 2018…My new 2017 Promaster City Tradesman SLT Cargo Van also quit running while driving through an intersection on 3/5/18 – mileage is under 10,000 and oil was changed at 4,800 miles 4-months ago. Dodge dealer thinks the van’s 2.4-Liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4 Engine is consuming oil, and made car lose power. He said oil dipstick was dry. I cannot believe a 6-month new van has an engine with issues like that. My purchase of Ram van was for personal use, not commercial. What type of replacement engine can we get from Dodge Ram, and would it be compatible with the 9-Speed 948TE FWD Auto Trans?

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  • Robin O
    Posted June 25, 2018 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Thankfully i own a 2013 limited with the 2.0 vvt, auto, and the only problems we have are from the crappy wisconsin roads, and oddly the occasional burning coolant, it gets as hot as my 84 shelby charger! great gas mileage when im not driving though, got a heavy foot

  • Posted August 25, 2018 at 12:38 am | Permalink

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  • Isaiah melville
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    I bought a used dart with the 2.4 tiger shark about 5 months ago now. My dart continually turns off while driving. Dodge says it’s because of an oil consumption issue but mine in particular does not consume oil. I regularly check my dip stick and never do I have to add oil. I have also noticed that my car will throw 14 different transmission codes while driving. All codes are DTC codes. Dodge has reprogrammed my TCM and PCM. After about 1000 miles my transmission started shifting harshly again and at around 3500 to 4000 rpms. Anybody want to start a class action suit against dodge contact me at or (623) 419-2156.

  • Michael
    Posted October 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I love my 200 2016 …very quick..9 problems..and my 587 jet ski 2 stroke.also..usually go to long beach to launch..U just can’t beat these front wheel drives

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