At a Glance
|Pricing||$13,300 - $21,205|
|Engines||2.0l I4, 2.2l I4, 2.4l I4|
|Fuel Economy||22-26 (city), 30-35 (highway)|
Saturn has an innovative coupe in the ION, with its rear-opening mini doors and dent- resistant plastic body panels. Although the ION is sleek and attractive on the outside, the interior center dash-mounted gauges are difficult to use when driving. If the standard 145-bhp 2.2L I-4 doesn't have enough muscle, it can be replaced with the optional 175-bhp 2.4L in the ION-3. A supercharged 2.0L I-4 engine with 205-bhp provides extra thrust to the performance-oriented ION Redline, which is only available with a 5-speed manual. Buyers looking for sporty styling and reasonable value may find the ION a good deal, although the odd interior ergonomics may be a deal breaker.
Horsepower and torque ratings are up slightly in the base Ecotec 2.2L and upgraded 2.4L Ecotec. The supercharged 2.0L is unchanged.
|ION Quad Coupe Ion-2||2.2l I4 (145-bhp)||M5||FWD||26/35/30||$13,300|
|ION Quad Coupe Ion-2||2.2l I4 (145-bhp)||A4||FWD||24/32/28||$14,200|
|ION Quad Coupe Ion-3||2.2l I4 (145-bhp)||M5||FWD||26/35/30||$16,000|
|ION Quad Coupe Ion-3||2.2l I4 (145-bhp)||A4||FWD||24/32/28||$16,900|
|ION Quad Coupe Ion-3 Enhanced Performance||2.4l I4 (175-bhp)||M5||FWD||25/34/29||$16,995|
|ION Quad Coupe Ion-3 Enhanced Performance||2.4l I4 (175-bhp)||A4||FWD||24/32/28||$17,895|
|ION Quad Coupe Ion Red Line||2.0l I4 (205-bhp)||M5||FWD||22/30/26||$19,830|
|ION Quad Coupe Ion Red Line Competition||2.0l I4 (205-bhp)||M5||FWD||22/30/26||$21,205|