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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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4-Door Sedan Manual i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,683
$12,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$13,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$228 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 94.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.2 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 11.4
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 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
120 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2722 2696
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5800 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.84
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.76
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-indep Torsion E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs

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