Compare 2006 Saturn Ion vs 2006 Hyundai Elantra

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ION 2 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 2 Quad Coupe Manual 26 35 $11,945 $12,925
ION 2 Quad Coupe Automatic 24 32 $12,773 $13,825
ION 3 4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $13,233 $14,325
ION 3 4-Door Sedan Automatic 24 32 $14,061 $15,225
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
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 27 34 $13,151 $14,065
5-Door Sedan Manual GLS 27 34 $13,525 $14,465
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 24 32 $13,993 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic SULEV GLS 24 32 $13,993 $14,965
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
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 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 13.0
Brakes
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 -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 32.5
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QTU NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
120 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2752 2784
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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