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4-Door Sedan CE Manual (SE)
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 Manual LE 32 40 $13,283 $14,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 38 $13,859 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 29 38 $14,007 $15,480
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ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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
$12,550
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,570
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$226 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 49.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 14.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 16.6
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2502 2653
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/108 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 140 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4200 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 33
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Saturn Ion
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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

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