Compare 2006 Saturn Ion vs 2006 Mazda MAZDA3

2006 Saturn Ion
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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 Automatic i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 34 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 28 35 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 25 31 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Manual s 26 32 $15,805 $16,880
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 25 31 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon Manual s 26 32 $16,262 $17,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,025
$12,848
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,925
$13,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$229 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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)
48.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.4
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.1
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QTU NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 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)
2752 2738
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 150 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.50
Trans Order Code
M86 AT1
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-indep Torsion E-type Multi-link
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 -

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