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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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4-Door Wagon Manual STD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual STD 30 36 $13,744 $14,860
4-Door Wagon Automatic STD 28 34 $14,484 $15,660
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 30 36 $14,786 $16,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 34 $15,537 $17,170
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD STD 26 31 $16,088 $17,395
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,954 $18,735
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 32 $17,058 $18,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,683
$13,744
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,430
$14,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$248 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 118.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.2 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 171.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.8 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)
9.1 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
120 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2722 2675
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5800 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4400 125 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.90
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.31
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Ion Toyota Matrix
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-indep Torsion Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut

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