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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 26 33 $13,118 $14,030
2-Door Coupe LS 26 33 $14,520 $15,530
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 33 $15,736 $16,830
4-Door Sedan 26 33 $13,305 $14,230
4-Door Sedan LS 26 33 $14,707 $15,730
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 33 $15,923 $17,030
ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1 26 33 $10,673 $11,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 1 24 32 $11,510 $12,330
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 2 26 33 $12,608 $13,510
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,323 $16,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,118
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,030
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$234 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 49.5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 103.2
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 67.2
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 184.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 13.5
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P185/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2617 2653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 600
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code L61 L61
Displacement 2.2L/- TBD - 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 140 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.02
Trans Order Code MM5 M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & 5th OD Manual Trans
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Saturn Ion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle Semi-indep. Torsion
 
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