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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 $13,938 $14,930
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,775 $15,830
Quad Coupe Manual ION 3 26 35 $15,566 $16,680
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $16,403 $17,580
Quad Coupe Manual ION Red Line 23 29 $19,477 $20,885
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1 26 35 $10,683 $11,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 1 24 32 $11,595 $12,410
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,427 $14,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,264 $15,280
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 35 $14,845 $15,905
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,682 $16,805
2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV 26 34 $9,757 $10,325
2-Door Coupe Base 26 36 $13,473 $14,410
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 36 $16,558 $17,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,683
$9,757
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$10,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$172 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 32.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 86.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 37.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 56.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 104.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x - TBD - 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.6
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 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA QFB
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2722 2617
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
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 L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual 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
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 - TBD - MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.94
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Chevrolet Cavalier
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
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
 
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