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Selected Style ION 2 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ION 2 Quad Coupe Manual 26 35 $11,945 $12,925
ION 2 Quad Coupe Automatic 24 32 $12,773 $13,825
ION 3 Quad Coupe Manual 26 35 $14,429 $15,625
ION 3 Quad Coupe Automatic 24 32 $15,257 $16,525
ION Red Line Quad Coupe Manual 23 29 $17,925 $19,425
ION 2 4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $11,025 $11,925
ION 2 4-Door Sedan Automatic 24 32 $11,853 $12,825
ION 3 4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $13,233 $14,325
ION 3 4-Door Sedan Automatic 24 32 $14,061 $15,225
4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 27 34 $13,151 $14,065
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 24 32 $13,993 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic SULEV GLS 24 32 $13,993 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 24 32 $14,722 $15,915
4-Door Sedan Automatic SULEV Limited 24 32 $14,722 $15,915
5-Door Sedan Manual GLS 27 34 $13,525 $14,465
5-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 24 32 $14,367 $15,365
5-Door Sedan Automatic SULEV GLS 24 32 $14,367 $15,365
5-Door Sedan Manual GT 27 34 $14,259 $15,415
5-Door Sedan Automatic GT 24 32 $15,092 $16,315
5-Door Sedan Automatic SULEV GT 24 32 $15,092 $16,315
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,025
$13,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,925
$14,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$234 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 95.4
Second Hip Room (in) 48.6 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.2
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 178.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 102.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.0
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 32.5
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code QTU NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2752 2784
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 75
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.37
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.05
Trans Order Code M86 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.62
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Hyundai Elantra
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
 
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