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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
5-Door Wagon STD Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual STD 30 36 $13,744 $14,860
4-Door Wagon Automatic STD 28 34 $14,484 $15,660
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD STD 26 31 $16,088 $17,395
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 30 36 $14,786 $16,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 34 $15,537 $17,170
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,954 $18,735
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 32 $17,058 $18,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,683
$13,744
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$14,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 118.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 171.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - - TBD -
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 - 9.0 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 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2722 2675
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
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/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 30
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 - - TBD -
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 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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