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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 i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 28 35 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 34 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Manual s 26 32 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 25 31 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Manual s 26 32 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 25 31 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon 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 Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 48.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 178.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 11.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 14.6
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QTU NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2752 2696
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 150 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.84
Trans Order Code M86 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.76
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
 
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