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2006 Saturn Ion

At a Glance

Pricing $12,300 - $16,595
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.2l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 24-26 (city), 32-35 (highway)

Overview Information

The Saturn ION Sedan is the only compact sedan with dent-resistant plastic door panels. Although the ION is sleek and inoffensive 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. Buyers looking for sporty styling and reasonable value may find the ION-3 a good deal, although the odd interior ergonomics may be a deal breaker.

What Changed:

Horsepower and torque ratings are up slightly in the base Ecotec 2.2L and upgraded 2.4L Ecotec.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Ion Sedan Ion-2 2.2l I4 (145-bhp) M5 FWD 26/35/30 $12,300
Ion Sedan Ion-2 2.2l I4 (145-bhp) A4 FWD 24/32/28 $13,200
Ion Sedan Ion-2 Preferred 2.2l I4 (145-bhp) M5 FWD 26/35/30 $13,295
Ion Sedan Ion-2 Preferred 2.2l I4 (145-bhp) A4 FWD 24/32/28 $14,195
Ion Sedan Ion-3 2.2l I4 (145-bhp) M5 FWD 26/35/30 $14,700
Ion Sedan Ion-3 2.2l I4 (145-bhp) A4 FWD 24/32/28 $15,600
Ion Sedan Ion-3 Enhanced Performance 2.4l I4 (175-bhp) M5 FWD 25/34/29 $15,695
Ion Sedan Ion-3 Enhanced Performance 2.4l I4 (175-bhp) A4 FWD 24/32/28 $16,595