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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
Select style
4-Door Sedan Manual CE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 32 40 $12,550 $13,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 29 38 $13,290 $14,370
4-Door Sedan Manual S 32 40 $13,135 $14,515
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 32 40 $13,283 $14,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 38 $13,859 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 29 38 $14,007 $15,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,673
$12,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$13,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 51.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 90.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.2 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 13.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.9
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 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
120 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2653 2502
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4400 125 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 1.8L/108
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5800 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 32
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.90
Trans Order Code
M86 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Trans Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Torsion Bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-indep. Torsion MacPherson Strut

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