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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
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GT 20 29 $20,386 $22,280
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 29 $21,529 $23,530
4-Door Sedan SE 26 37 $15,619 $17,070
4-Door Sedan SE1 26 37 $17,892 $19,555
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 29 $19,974 $21,830
4-Door Sedan GT 20 29 $20,386 $22,280
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 29 $21,529 $23,530
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,753
$15,619
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,430
$17,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$174 / month
$285 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 52.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 90.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 186.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 107.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 59.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 14.6
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 Pwr
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 - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMR
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA QMR
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2692 3066
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 37
Transmission
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/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Pontiac Grand Am
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Tri-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
 
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