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Selected Style 4-Door HB
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 29 36 $15,413 $16,485
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,498 $19,785
4-Door HB GT 25 30 $18,171 $19,435
ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Transmission

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
$15,413
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,485
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 49.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 67.2
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 184.5
Height, Overall (in) 62.2 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 54.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 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) 8.9 x - TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code QDF NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QDF NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 2653
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/- TBD - 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 140 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System DOHC SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4400 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LV6 L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 33
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
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 Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Saturn Ion
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
 
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