Compare 2005 Pontiac Grand Am vs 2005 Saturn Ion

2005 Pontiac Grand Am
2005 Saturn Ion
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2-Door Coupe GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GT 20 29 $20,587 $22,500
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 29 $21,731 $23,750
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4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1 26 35 $10,683 $11,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 1 24 32 $11,595 $12,410
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,427 $14,380
Quad Coupe Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,938 $14,930
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,264 $15,280
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,775 $15,830
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 35 $14,845 $15,905
Quad Coupe Manual ION 3 26 35 $15,566 $16,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,682 $16,805
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $16,403 $17,580
Quad Coupe Manual ION Red Line 23 29 $19,477 $20,885
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,587
$10,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,500
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 33.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 93.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 49.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 67.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 103.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
QSK NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R16 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QSK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3091 2722
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.4L/204 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 140 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
205 @ 4000 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LA1 L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
Transmission
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 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.35
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Am Saturn Ion
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Semi-indep Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Tri-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut

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