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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual S 26 32 $12,961 $13,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic S 26 31 $13,921 $14,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual GS 26 32 $14,113 $14,699
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual SX 26 32 $14,401 $14,999
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual w/ABS GS 26 32 $14,573 $15,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual w/ABS SX 26 32 $14,861 $15,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic GS 26 31 $15,073 $15,699
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic SX 26 31 $15,361 $15,999
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic w/ABS GS 26 31 $15,533 $16,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic w/ABS SX 26 31 $15,821 $16,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD GS 24 28 $16,033 $16,699
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD SX 24 28 $16,321 $16,999
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS GS 24 28 $16,493 $17,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS SX 24 28 $16,781 $17,499
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4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1 26 33 $10,673 $11,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 1 24 32 $11,510 $12,330
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 2 26 33 $12,608 $13,510
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,323 $16,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,961
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,499
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$225 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 49.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.7 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.9 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 103.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 67.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.1 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2604 2653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
NA SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 3000 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
141 @ 5700 140 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA M86
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Aerio Saturn Ion
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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