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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 S Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual S 22 30 $11,748 $12,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 22 30 $12,500 $13,299
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 22 30 $13,534 $14,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $14,286 $15,199
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $15,038 $15,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,753
$11,748
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,430
$12,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$174 / month
$208 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 52.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 36.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 95.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 177.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 58.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 12.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/55R15
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/55R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2692 2701
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - 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 - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 128 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 119 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 30
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.16
Trans Order Code M86 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Manual Trans Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.55
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.48
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Suzuki Forenza
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion Dual Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
 
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