At a Glance
|Pricing||$12,300 - $16,595|
|Engines||2.2l I4, 2.4l I4|
|Fuel Economy||24-26 (city), 32-35 (highway)|
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.
Horsepower and torque ratings are up slightly in the base Ecotec 2.2L and upgraded 2.4L Ecotec.
|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|