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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 CE Manual (Natl)
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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 Automatic S 29 38 $13,859 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 32 40 $13,283 $14,680
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 178.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.6
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/65R15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2653 2502
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 130 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 125 @ 4200
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 1.8L/108
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 40
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep. Torsion MacPherson Strut
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
 
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