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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
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 11.4
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.1
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2722 2696
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion E-type Multi-link
 
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