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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 $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
3-Door Coupe ZX3 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 S 26 35 $12,558 $13,465
4-Door Sedan ZX4 S 26 35 $13,113 $14,075
5-Door HB ZX5 S 26 35 $13,754 $14,780
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SE 26 35 $13,942 $14,985
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SE 26 35 $14,492 $15,590
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SES 26 35 $14,952 $16,095
5-Door HB ZX5 SE 26 35 $15,138 $16,300
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SES 26 35 $15,502 $16,700
4-Door Wagon ZXW SE 26 35 $16,057 $17,310
5-Door HB ZX5 SES 26 35 $16,148 $17,410
4-Door Sedan ZX4 ST 22 31 $16,886 $18,220
4-Door Wagon ZXW SES 26 35 $17,068 $18,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,683
$12,558
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$13,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$224 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 94.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 47.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 49.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.2
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 168.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 102.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 18.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - - 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 - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2722 2621
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 136 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 133 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.14
Trans Order Code - TBD - 44Z
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Ford Focus
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 - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion SLA Control Blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson strut
 
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