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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CE Manual (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 32 40 $12,550 $13,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 29 38 $13,290 $14,370
4-Door Sedan Manual S 32 40 $13,135 $14,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 38 $13,859 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 32 40 $13,283 $14,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 29 38 $14,007 $15,480
ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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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
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,323 $16,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,550
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,570
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$226 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 49.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.3 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 46.2 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.2
Liftover Height (in) 24.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 67.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 184.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.9 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 16.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P185/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2502 2653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4200 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA L61
Displacement 1.8L/108 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 140 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.58
Clutch Size (in) 8.3 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.84
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Corolla Saturn Ion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Torsion Bars w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Semi-indep. Torsion
 
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