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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 Value Edition Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
4-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 30 $19,760 $21,365
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
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 DSG 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,775 $24,665
4-Door Manual GLI 2.0L Turbo 24 32 $21,884 $23,790
4-Door DSG GLI 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,957 $24,865
4-Door Manual 1.9L DIESEL Edition 36 41 $22,311 $23,990
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 16.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.00
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
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code QTU NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 120 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2752 3230
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 150 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I5
Fuel System MFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name Saturn Ion Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion Independent
 
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