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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
4-Door Sedan CE Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 32 41 $12,744 $13,780
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 30 38 $13,484 $14,580
4-Door Sedan Manual S 32 41 $13,416 $14,825
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 32 41 $13,563 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 30 38 $14,140 $15,625
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 30 38 $14,287 $15,790
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 26 34 $15,886 $17,555
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,683
$12,744
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$13,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$230 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 51.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 90.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.6
Brakes
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 - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2722 2505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 125 @ 4200
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 1.8L/108
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 41
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.90
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Torsion Bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30.2
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
 
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