Compare 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 2003 Saturn Ion

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 26 33 $13,118 $14,030
4-Door Sedan 26 33 $13,305 $14,230
2-Door Coupe LS 26 33 $14,520 $15,530
4-Door Sedan LS 26 33 $14,707 $15,730
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 33 $15,736 $16,830
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 33 $15,923 $17,030
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4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1
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
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.7
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105
Engine
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
Fuel System
SFI SFI
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
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Saturn Ion
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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