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ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1 26 35 $9,753 $10,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 1 23 32 $10,665 $11,410
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,246 $14,185
Quad Coupe Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,757 $14,735
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 23 32 $14,083 $15,085
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 2 25 32 $14,594 $15,635
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 35 $14,664 $15,710
Quad Coupe Manual ION 3 26 35 $15,152 $16,235
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 23 32 $15,501 $16,610
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 3 25 32 $15,989 $17,135
Quad Coupe Manual ION Red Line 23 29 $19,012 $20,385
Select style
2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV 26 33 $9,577 $10,135
2-Door Coupe Base 26 37 $13,309 $14,235
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,496 $14,435
2-Door Coupe LS 26 37 $14,871 $15,905
4-Door Sedan LS 26 37 $15,058 $16,105
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 37 $16,278 $17,410
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 37 $16,465 $17,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,753
$9,577
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,430
$10,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$174 / month
$169 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 32.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 100
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.2 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.79
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 - 9.06 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2692 2617
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 105
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5800 140 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4400 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L61 L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.02
Trans Order Code
M86 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Trans Manual w/4th & 5th OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-indep Torsion Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut

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