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Selected Style ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quad Coupe Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,757 $14,735
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 2 25 32 $14,594 $15,635
Quad Coupe Manual ION 3 26 35 $15,152 $16,235
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 3 25 32 $15,989 $17,135
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
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 23 32 $14,083 $15,085
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 35 $14,664 $15,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 23 32 $15,501 $16,610
Quad Coupe Manual ION Red Line 23 29 $19,012 $20,385
2-Door Coupe GX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GX 24 34 $17,283 $18,485
2-Door Coupe GL1 24 34 $18,698 $20,435
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 29 $21,118 $23,335
4-Door Sedan GX 24 34 $17,283 $18,485
4-Door Sedan GL2 20 29 $20,116 $21,985
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 29 $20,891 $23,085
2-Door Coupe GL2 20 29 $20,116 $21,985
4-Door Sedan GL1 24 34 $18,698 $20,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,753
$17,283
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,430
$18,485
Monthly Payment Estimate
$174 / month
$308 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 55.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 50.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 92.8
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 107.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 186.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 14.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.43
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA QCD
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCD
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2692 2939
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L61 L61
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 140 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual Trans Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.95
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.62
Trans Order Code M86 MX0
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Oldsmobile Alero
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion 4-Wheel
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut 4-Wheel
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
 
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