Compare 2003 Dodge Stratus vs 2003 Saturn Ion

2003 Dodge Stratus
2003 Saturn Ion
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 22 30 $16,807 $18,080
4-Door Sedan SXT 22 30 $17,766 $19,145
2-Door Coupe SE 24 32 $17,944 $19,360
4-Door Sedan ES 21 28 $19,966 $21,590
4-Door Sedan R/T 21 28 $20,290 $21,950
2-Door Coupe R/T 21 29 $20,505 $22,205
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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
$16,807
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,080
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.5 49.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.0 103.2
Liftover Height (in)
31.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 67.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.2 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.57 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.55 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)
16.0 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65TR15 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65TR15 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3207 2653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4200 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EDZ L61
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5500 140 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.35
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.02
Trans Order Code
DGL M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual Trans
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Stratus Saturn Ion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Normal Duty Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Normal Duty Semi-indep. Torsion

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