Compare 2003 Ford Focus vs 2003 Saturn Ion

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3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base 26 34 $12,035 $12,820
4-Door Sedan LX 27 36 $12,339 $13,150
4-Door Sedan LX Premium 27 36 $13,116 $13,995
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Premium 26 34 $13,409 $14,315
4-Door Sedan SE 27 36 $13,875 $14,820
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 27 36 $14,192 $15,165
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Pwr Premium 26 34 $14,228 $15,205
4-Door Sedan w/Zetec SE Comfort 26 34 $14,427 $15,420
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Base 26 34 $14,523 $15,525
4-Door Sedan ZTS 26 34 $14,721 $15,740
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Comfort 26 34 $14,937 $15,975
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Premium 26 34 $15,627 $16,725
4-Door Wagon SE 25 31 $16,137 $17,280
4-Door Wagon ZTW 25 31 $16,455 $17,625
3-Door Coupe SVT 22 28 $17,339 $18,585
5-Door Sedan HB SVT 22 28 $17,799 $19,085
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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
$12,035
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,820
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 49.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
168.1 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 103.2
Liftover Height (in)
26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 67.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 14.7
Brakes
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
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.3 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P185/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 120
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2551 2653
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5300 140 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.2L/134
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.926 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
.951 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.154 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.281 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
.756 0.69
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Saturn Ion
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Control Blade Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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