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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base
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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
ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 168.1 184.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.6 14.7
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P185/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2551 2653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
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
Fuel System MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA L61
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 5300 140 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Saturn Ion
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 - TBD -
 
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