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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan ES Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 27 33 $13,175 $14,047
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 24 31 $13,925 $14,847
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 24 31 $15,143 $16,147
4-Door Sedan Manual OZ-Rally 27 33 $14,869 $15,857
4-Door Sedan Automatic OZ-Rally 24 31 $15,620 $16,657
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution 18 26 $27,231 $28,987
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
$13,175
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,047
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$234 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.9 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 50.2 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.2 49.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.6 184.5
Height, Overall (in) 54.1 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.2
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.3 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 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) 8.0 x 1.17 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.19 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P185/70R14
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2646 2653
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0T Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5500 140 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4250 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 4G94 L61
Displacement 2.0L/122.0 CID 2.2L/134
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.02
Trans Order Code NA M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Saturn Ion
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
 
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