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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 HB GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,025
$14,958
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,925
$16,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$267 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 88
Second Hip Room (in) 48.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 164.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code QTU NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code QTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2752 2857
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 70
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.36
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 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.12
Trans Order Code M86 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Volkswagen Golf
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
 
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