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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
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
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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 58.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 105.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 12.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 18
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2653 2587
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 83
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 132 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 130 @ 4600
Engine Order Code L61 ECB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 36
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Dodge Neon
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
 
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