Compare 2005 Saturn Ion vs 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

2005 Saturn Ion
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4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1 26 35 $10,683 $11,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 1 24 32 $11,595 $12,410
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,427 $14,380
Quad Coupe Manual ION 2 26 35 $13,938 $14,930
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,264 $15,280
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $14,775 $15,830
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 35 $14,845 $15,905
Quad Coupe Manual ION 3 26 35 $15,566 $16,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,682 $16,805
Quad Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $16,403 $17,580
Quad Coupe Manual ION Red Line 23 29 $19,477 $20,885
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2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV 26 34 $9,757 $10,325
2-Door Coupe Base 26 36 $13,473 $14,410
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 36 $16,558 $17,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,683
$9,757
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$10,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$172 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 32.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 86.8
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.2 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 180.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 13.2
Brakes
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)
9.1 x - TBD - 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
120 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2722 2617
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4400 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L61 L61
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5800 140 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/4th & 5th OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.02
Trans Order Code
- TBD - MM5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Chevrolet Cavalier
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-indep Torsion Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75

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