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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe w/1SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1SV 26 36 $10,186 $10,895
2-Door Coupe 26 36 $14,064 $15,205
ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quad Coupe Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,938 $14,930
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,775 $15,830
Quad Coupe Manual ION 3 26 35 $15,566 $16,680
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $16,403 $17,580
Quad Coupe Manual ION Red Line 23 29 $19,477 $20,885
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
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,264 $15,280
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 35 $14,845 $15,905
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,682 $16,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,186
$10,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,895
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$182 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.2
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) 87.0 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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 103.2
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.0 184.5
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.06 x 1.57 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 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 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.66 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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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 2722
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
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 L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
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 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Pontiac Sunfire Saturn Ion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing arm Semi-indep Torsion
 
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