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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 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
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
$13,810
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,930
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$249 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 48.7 49.5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.4 67.2
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.0 184.5
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 103.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 14.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x 1.6 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.8 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code QPD NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPD NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2771 2653
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 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 L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4400 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code L61 L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.02
Trans Order Code MM5 M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Sunfire Saturn Ion
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
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) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Independent Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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