Compare 2005 Saturn Ion vs 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

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4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
Quad Coupe Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,938 $14,930
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,264 $15,280
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,775 $15,830
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 35 $14,845 $15,905
Quad Coupe Manual ION 3 26 35 $15,566 $16,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,682 $16,805
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $16,403 $17,580
Quad Coupe Manual ION Red Line 23 29 $19,477 $20,885
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2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV
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
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 13.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
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 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2722 2617
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5800 140 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
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 34
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut

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