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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
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
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
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
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 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
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 49.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 103.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 14.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 13.5
Steering
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
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.5
Tires
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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code L61 L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Saturn Ion
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
 
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