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4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1
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
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4-Door Sedan SE
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 89.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.2 67.4
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P175/70R14
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
120 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2653 2587
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
Transmission
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
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Dodge Neon
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.56
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson struts

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