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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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3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base 26 34 $12,035 $12,820
4-Door Sedan LX 27 36 $12,339 $13,150
4-Door Sedan LX Premium 27 36 $13,116 $13,995
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Premium 26 34 $13,409 $14,315
4-Door Sedan SE 27 36 $13,875 $14,820
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 27 36 $14,192 $15,165
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Pwr Premium 26 34 $14,228 $15,205
4-Door Sedan w/Zetec SE Comfort 26 34 $14,427 $15,420
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Base 26 34 $14,523 $15,525
4-Door Sedan ZTS 26 34 $14,721 $15,740
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 168.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 18.6
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
120 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2653 2551
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Ford Focus
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-indep. Torsion SLA Control Blade

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