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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GX
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Trim

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
ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Trim

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
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 Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 49.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 103.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 14.7
Brakes
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 -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 13.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code L61 L61
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
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) 2.96 3.58
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Oldsmobile Alero Saturn Ion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Independent w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-Wheel Independent Strut
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
 
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