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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
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base 26 34 $12,035 $12,820
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Premium 26 34 $13,409 $14,315
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Pwr Premium 26 34 $14,228 $15,205
4-Door Sedan LX 27 36 $12,339 $13,150
4-Door Sedan LX Premium 27 36 $13,116 $13,995
4-Door Sedan SE 27 36 $13,875 $14,820
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 27 36 $14,192 $15,165
4-Door Sedan w/Zetec SE Comfort 26 34 $14,427 $15,420
4-Door Sedan ZTS 26 34 $14,721 $15,740
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Base 26 34 $14,523 $15,525
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Comfort 26 34 $14,937 $15,975
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Premium 26 34 $15,627 $16,725
4-Door Wagon SE 25 31 $16,137 $17,280
4-Door Wagon ZTW 25 31 $16,455 $17,625
3-Door Coupe SVT 22 28 $17,339 $18,585
5-Door Sedan HB SVT 22 28 $17,799 $19,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,673
$12,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$12,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$214 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 49.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 93.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 168.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 103.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 18.6
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 Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.3
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2653 2551
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 130 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.926
Trans Order Code M86 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 .951
Trans Description Cont. Manual Trans Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.154
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.281
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 .756
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Ford Focus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep. Torsion SLA Control Blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
 
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