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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 Manual PZEV Value Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Manual Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
4-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 30 $19,760 $21,365
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $19,760 $21,365
4-Door Manual 1.9L TDI 36 41 $20,754 $22,305
4-Door DSG 1.9L TDI 35 42 $21,827 $23,380
4-Door Manual 2.0L Turbo 24 32 $21,702 $23,590
4-Door Manual GLI 2.0L Turbo 24 32 $21,884 $23,790
4-Door Manual 1.9L DIESEL Edition 36 41 $22,311 $23,990
4-Door DSG 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,775 $24,665
4-Door DSG GLI 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,957 $24,865
4-Door DSG 1.9L DIESEL Edition 35 42 $23,384 $25,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,025
$17,049
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,925
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 91
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 179.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.2 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 16.0
Brakes
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 9.1 X 0.35
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.00
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
120 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2752 3230
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas I5
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.5L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
Transmission
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 3.65
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut

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