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4-Door Sedan GX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GX 24 33 $16,909 $18,085
4-Door Sedan GX 24 33 $16,909 $18,085
2-Door Coupe GL1 24 33 $18,332 $20,035
4-Door Sedan GL1 24 33 $18,332 $20,035
2-Door Coupe GL2 20 29 $19,750 $21,585
4-Door Sedan GL2 20 29 $19,750 $21,585
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 29 $20,529 $22,685
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 29 $20,756 $22,935
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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
$16,909
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,085
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.9 49.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 67.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 103.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.02 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
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.9 x 0.43 9.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2996 2653
Wheels
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)
T125/70D15 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 140 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
L61 L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
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)
2.14 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.02
Trans Order Code
MX0 M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Oldsmobile Alero Saturn Ion
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Independent Strut

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