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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
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
4-Door Sedan CE Manual (SE)
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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 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
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 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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.6
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 13.2
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/65R15
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2653 2502
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 80
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 1.8L/108
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 40
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Toyota Corolla
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
 
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