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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
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
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 94.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 47.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 102.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 18.0
Brakes
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 -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2722 2621
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 133 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 136 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Ford Focus
Suspension
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
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
 
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