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Selected Style 4-Door HB
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Body Style

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 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
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 67.2
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
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 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 13.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P185/70R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 120
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 2653
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
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
Displacement 1.8L/- TBD - 2.2L/134
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 33
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Saturn Ion
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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