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Selected Style ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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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
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
2-Door Coupe GT 20 29 $20,386 $22,280
4-Door Sedan GT 20 29 $20,386 $22,280
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 29 $21,529 $23,530
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 Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 90.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 59.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 14.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14
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 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P205/65R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2692 3066
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
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 4-Cyl
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 37
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/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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
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
 
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