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Selected Style 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
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,323 $16,430
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 29 36 $12,217 $13,030
4-Door Sedan SXT 29 36 $14,319 $15,340
4-Door Sedan R/T 29 36 $15,994 $17,180
4-Door Sedan SRT-4 22 30 $18,060 $19,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,673
$12,217
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$13,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$217 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 34.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 89.2
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 58.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 105.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 58.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 173.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x - TBD - 7.88 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 12.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.05
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 18
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P175/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2653 2587
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 83
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 450
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 130 @ 4600
Engine Order Code L61 ECB
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 132 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Trans Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.95
Trans Order Code M86 DD5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Dodge Neon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep. Torsion Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Chapman struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.56
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
 
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