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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
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Emissions

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 33 $11,873 $12,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 24 33 $12,605 $13,699
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 33 $13,298 $14,449
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 24 33 $14,030 $15,249
5-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 33 $13,298 $14,449
5-Door Sedan Automatic GT 24 33 $14,030 $15,249
4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic SULEV 24 33 $12,605 $13,699
4-Door Sedan GT Automatic SULEV 24 33 $14,030 $15,249
5-Door Sedan GT Automatic SULEV 24 33 $14,030 $15,249
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
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,323 $16,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,873
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,899
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$215 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 49.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.6 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 102.7 103.2
Liftover Height (in) 25 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 67.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.22 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 171.1 184.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 28.3 14.7
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.00 x - TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 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) 14.5 13.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.2 35.4
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1212 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2635 2653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 132 @ 4500 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA L61
Displacement 2.0L/120.5 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 135 @ 6000 140 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 3.58
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.02
Trans Order Code NA M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual Trans
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Saturn Ion
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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