2003 Saturn Ion

2003 Saturn Ion Rebates and Incentives

Prices and Incentives

Dealer Price:
$11,430 - $16,430

Original MSRP:
$10,674 - $15,324

NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS
Overall Safety Rating

Frontal crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  *  *  Passenger: *  *  *  *  * 

Side crash ratings:
Driver: No Test Rear Passenger: *  *  * 

Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING: *  *  *  * 

The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating essentially measures vehicle characteristics of center of gravity and track width to determine how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
See all Safety Rating Results
2003 Saturn Ion Review
"Saturn replaces its entry-level model line for 2003 with larger, more-powerful sedans and a 4-dr coupe. Ion is Saturn's first fully redesigned car since it opened for business in 1990. It replaces the S-Series and retains the brand's dent-resistant plastic body-side panels. The Ion sedan and coupe are nearly the same length, and both are significantly larger on the outside than their S-Series counterparts. The sole engine is a new 4 cyl with 140 hp, 16 more than the top S-Series engine. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard. Two automatic transmissions are available. Sedans get a conventional 5 speed. Coupes use a new continuously variable unit (CVT) with near-infinite gear ratios. Head-protecting curtain side airbags are optional; torso side airbags are unavailable. All Ions have front-disc/rear-drum brakes. An ABS/traction-control system is optional.

Ion's Quad Coupe has two rear-opening half doors behind the front doors. They do not open or close independently of the fronts. The S-Series coupe had one such rear door. As a design touch, Saturn dealers offer interchangeable strips of contrasting-color body trim tracing the arc of Ion's roof. They can be matched to interchangeable interior trim. Ion locates its main instrumentation in the center of the dashboard rather than in front of the driver. Split folding rear seatbacks are standard. The coupe's front passenger seat folds forward to create a continuous 10-foot-long storage channel. Ion comes in trim levels labeled 1, 2, and 3. Air conditioning is standard on all except the 1 sedan. Leather upholstery is optional on 3 sedans and 2 coupes. Wheel sizes are 14, 15, or 16 inches, depending on model.

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Warranty Information
Basic: 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Recalls Issued
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 14V171000
Mfg's Report Date APR 10, 2014
Component ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Number of Units Affected 2,191,014
Summary General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR, 2007-2010 Pontiac G5, 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, and 2007-2010 Saturn Sky vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "Off" position.
Consequence If the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "off" position, the vehicle could roll away: (a) for an automatic transmission, if the transmission is not in the "Park" position; or (b) for a manual transmission, if the parking brake is not engaged and the transmission is not in the "Reverse" position. This potential for rollaway increases the risk for a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.
Remedy General Motors will notify owners, and for vehicles that were built with the defective ignition cylinder and have not previously had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. For vehicles that were built with the redesigned ignition cylinder or had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chevrolet owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac owners at 1-800-762-2737, and Saturn owners at 1-800-553-6000. General Motors' number for this recall is 14113 for the ignition lock cylinder and key replacement, and 14133 for only key replacements. Note: Until a vehicle has been remedied, owners and operators are advised that when exiting, to be sure that the vehicle is in "Park," or in the case of a manual transmission, that the vehicle is in the "Reverse" position and the parking brake is engaged.
Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

2003 Saturn Ion Models & Prices

2003 Saturn Ion ION 1
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
ION 1 4dr Sdn Manual $11,430 $10,674 $174 / Month*
ION 1 4dr Sdn Auto $12,330 $11,511 $188 / Month*

2003 Saturn Ion ION 2
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
ION 2 4dr Sdn Manual $13,510 $12,608 $206 / Month*
ION 2 Quad Cpe Manual $14,030 $13,092 $214 / Month*
ION 2 4dr Sdn Auto $14,410 $13,445 $219 / Month*
ION 2 Quad Cpe Auto $14,930 $13,929 $227 / Month*

2003 Saturn Ion ION 3
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
ION 3 4dr Sdn Manual $15,010 $14,003 $229 / Month*
ION 3 Quad Cpe Manual $15,530 $14,487 $236 / Month*
ION 3 4dr Sdn Auto $15,910 $14,840 $242 / Month*
ION 3 Quad Cpe Auto $16,430 $15,324 $250 / Month*

2003 Saturn Ion Features and Standard Equipment

EMISSIONS CERTIFICATION Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
LEV certified (2.2L engine/5-speed auto trans)
LEV certified (2.2L engine/5-speed manual trans)
LEV certified (2.2L engine/VTi auto trans)  
EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
City 24/hwy 32 (2.2L engine/5-speed auto trans)
City 24/hwy 32 (2.2L engine/VTi auto trans)  
City 26/hwy 33 (2.2L engine/5-speed manual trans)
EXTERIOR Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
Accent color roof rails
Automatic headlights    
Black door handles    
Body color roof rails  
Color-keyed door handles  
Daytime running lamps
Dual manual mirrors  
Dual pwr mirrors    
Dual rear access doors  
Foglamps    
Reflector-optics halogen headlights
Reflector-optics tail lamp
Speed sensitive windshield wipers
INTERIOR Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
(3) storage bins in instrument panel
3-way dome lamp w/delayed shutoff feature & theatre dimming
60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable driver seat height  
Adjustable steering column
Air conditioning w/dust & pollen filtration system  
Analog instrumentation-inc: 120 mph speedometer, 8000 rpm tachometer, fuel & coolant temperature gauges
Cargo area carpet w/full trim
Cargo area light
Center front console w/adjustable center armrest, enclosed storage, (2) cup holders    
Center front console w/adjustable center armrest, enclosed storage, dual front & rear cup holders    
Center mounted gauge cluster w/black faces & white graphics  
Center mounted gauge cluster w/silver faces & black graphics    
Cloth seat upholstery
Cruise control    
Driver side seatback storage pocket  
Dual pwr outlets
Dual visor vanity mirrors
Engine immobilizing anti-theft system
ETR AM/FM stereo w/single CD, cassette, auto tone control-inc: (4) coaxial speakers    
ETR AM/FM stereo w/single CD-inc: (4) extended range speakers    
ETR AM/FM stereo-inc: (4) extended range speakers    
Front center console w/open storage & (2) cup holders  
Front passenger side seatback storage pocket  
Front/rear door map pockets
Heat/ventilation system w/4-speed fan
LCD message center w/trunk ajar, low fuel messages
Oil life monitor w/"change oil soon" light
Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout feature, delayed locking, programmable auto lock/unlock feature  
Pwr windows w/driver express down    
Rear console w/(2) cup holders & storage area  
Rear window defogger w/manual shut-off feature & timed reset
Reclining front bucket seats w/open adjustable headrest
Remote hood/deck lid releases
Remote keyless entry w/security system & panic alert    
Secure trunk feature w/locking seatbacks & decklid release disable
Warning chimes for headlamps on, key in ignition, parking brake on & turn signal light on reminder
MECHANICAL Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
105 amp alternator
13.5 gallon fuel tank
14" steel wheels w/full covers    
15" steel wheels w/full covers    
16" flangeless alloy wheels    
2.2L DOHC SFI 16-valve I4 ecotec engine
5-speed automatic transmission
5-speed manual transmission w/OD
600 CCA battery
Battery run-down protection for interior lighting only
Electric pwr steering w/variable assist
Front wheel drive
Front/rear stabilizer bar
Independent strut type front suspension
P185/70R14 all-season Firestone SBR tires    
P195/60R15 all-season Firestone SBR tires    
P205/55R16 all-season Firestone SBR tires    
Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes
Semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension
Sport-tuned suspension-inc: specific strut valve tuning & larger diameter stabilizer bars    
Stainless steel exhaust
VTi automatic variable transmission  
SAFETY Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
3-point lap/shoulder safety belts at all seating positions
Automatic locking retractors for child safety seats in all seating positions except driver
Child security rear door locks
Dual stage frontal impact airbags
Emergency trunk release handle
Energy absorbing instrument panel
Energy absorbing steering column
Height adjustable front shoulder belts w/pretensioners & energy absorbing retractors
Lower Anchorages & Top Tethers for Children (LATCH) in all rear seating positions

2003 Saturn Ion Options and Addition Equipment

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) -inc: traction control
BODY COLOR ROOF RAILS *Replaces standard accent color roof rails*
CONVENIENCE PKG -inc: cruise control, pwr windows, pwr rearview mirrors, remote keyless entry w/alarm activation, panic/alert mode & pwr trunklid release *NET*    
FRONT/REAR CARPETED FLOOR MATS
HEAD CURTAIN SIDE AIRBAGS *Designed to help reduce the risk of head & neck injuries to front & rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts & proper child restraints, even w/airbags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner Hand-book for more safety information*
ONSTAR COMMUNICATIONS -inc: 1 year safe & sound plan (REQ: HCG Travel Pkg & UP0 or UR9 Radio) *Call 1-800-ONSTAR7 or visit www.onstar.com for system details & limitations*    
ONSTAR COMMUNICATIONS -inc: 1 year safe & sound plan (REQ: HCG Travel Pkg) *Call 1-800-ONSTAR7 or visit www.onstar.com for system details & limitations*    
PWR SUNROOF -inc: map lights    
PWR SUNROOF -inc: map lights (REQ: HAA Convenience Pkg)    
REAR SPOILER  
SATURN ADVANCED AUDIO SYSTEM -inc: 160-watt external amplifier, 6 premium speakers    
SATURN ADVANCED AUDIO SYSTEM -inc: 160-watt external amplifier, 6 premium speakers (REQ: UP0 or UR9 Radio & HAA Convenience Pkg)    
SILVER ACCENT COLOR ROOF RAILS *Replaces standard body color roof rails*  
TRAVEL PKG -inc: driver & front passenger map lights, auto dimming inside rearview mirror w/outside temp gauge & compass *NET*  
AIR CONDITIONING Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
AIR CONDITIONING -inc: dust & pollen filtration system    
NO AIR CONDITIONING    
EMISSIONS Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
CALIFORNIA/NORTHEAST EMISSIONS OVERRIDE *must be ordered for units shipped to dealers in CA, ME, MA, or VT w/Federal Emissions* (REQ: FE9 Emissions)
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
FEDERAL EMISSIONS OVERRIDE *must be ordered for units shipped to dealers in Federal areas w/California or Northeast Emissions* (REQ: YF5 or NG1 Emissions)
NORTHEAST EMISSIONS *must be ordered in ME, MA, NY, or VT*
ENGINE Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
2.2L DOHC SFI 16-VALVE I4 ECOTEC ENGINE (STD)
PAINT Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
SOLID PAINT (STD)
RADIO Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
ETR AM/FM STEREO -inc: (4) extended range speakers (STD)    
ETR AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER, CASSETTE, AUTO TONE CONTROL -inc: (4) coaxial speakers  
ETR AM/FM STEREO W/SINGLE CD -inc: (4) extended range speakers    
ETR AM/FM STEREO W/SINGLE CD -inc: (4) extended range speakers (STD)    
ETR AM/FM STEREO W/SINGLE CD, CASSETTE, AUTO TONE CONTROL -inc: (4) coaxial speakers  
ETR AM/FM STEREO W/SINGLE CD, CASSETTE, AUTO TONE CONTROL -inc: (4) coaxial speakers (STD)    
SEAT TRIM Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
CLOTH RECLINING BUCKET SEATS (STD)
LEATHER RECLINING BUCKET SEATS -inc: leather wrapped steering wheel & shift knob    
TIRES Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
P185/70R14 ALL-SEASON FIRESTONE SBR TIRES (STD)    
P195/60R15 ALL-SEASON FIRESTONE SBR TIRES (STD)    
P205/55R16 ALL-SEASON SBR FIRESTONE TIRES (STD)    
TRANSMISSION Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (STD)
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION (STD)
VTI AUTOMATIC VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (STD)  
WHEELS Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3
15" FLANGELESS ALLOY WHEELS    
15" STEEL WHEELS W/FULL COVER (STD)    

2003 Saturn Ion Technical Specifications

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2003 Saturn Ion Safety Features

Safety Features
3-point lap/shoulder safety belts at all seating positions
Automatic locking retractors for child safety seats in all seating positions except driver
Child security rear door locks
Daytime running lamps
Dual stage frontal impact airbags
Emergency trunk release handle
Energy absorbing instrument panel
Energy absorbing steering column
Height adjustable front shoulder belts w/pretensioners & energy absorbing retractors
Lower Anchorages & Top Tethers for Children (LATCH) in all rear seating positions
News Reports & Reviews
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS

Frontal crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  *  *  Passenger: *  *  *  *  * 

Side crash ratings:
Driver: No Test Rear Passenger: *  *  * 

Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING: *  *  *  * 

The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating essentially measures vehicle characteristics of center of gravity and track width to determine how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).