2005 Saturn Ion

2005 Saturn Ion Rebates and Incentives

Prices and Incentives

Dealer Price:
$11,430 - $20,885

Original MSRP:
$10,684 - $19,477

NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS
Overall Safety Rating

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

Side crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  *  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.
See all Safety Rating Results
2005 Saturn Ion Review
"A change in automatic transmission and some freshened styling are Ion's 2005 news. These compacts from General Motors' Saturn division come as sedans and as 4-dr coupes with small, rear-hinged back doors that don't open independently of the front doors. The base engine is a 140-hp 4-cyl. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, and for '05, the optional automatic is a conventional 4-speed. This replaces the previously available 5-speed automatic and continuously variable automatic (CVT). Coupes also come in sporty Red Line form with manual transmission, a supercharged 205-hp 4-cyl, and 4-wheel antilock disc brakes. Other Ions have rear drum brakes and offer optional ABS bundled with traction control. Optional are head-protecting curtain side airbags that cover both seating rows.

Sedans and coupes come in trim levels labeled 2 and 3; sedans also offer an entry-level 1 series. The 1s have 14-inch wheels, 2s have 15s, 3s have 16s, and Red Lines have 17s, plus a sport suspension and their own exterior and interior trim. All Ions get revised steering and suspension for '05, and 2s and 3s gain new front and rear seats in retrimmed interiors. Leather upholstery is standard on Red Lines and optional on Ion 3s. All come with split folding rear seatbacks. Coupes add a folding front-passenger seat. The 2s and 3s are available with OnStar assistance, and satellite radio is optional for all but 1s. Ion's doors, fenders, nose and tail are made of rustproof, dent-resistant plastic composites. Ion shares its basic design with the Chevrolet Cobalt."

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.

2005 Saturn Ion Models & Prices

2005 Saturn Ion ION 1
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
ION 1 4dr Sdn Manual $11,430 $10,684 $175 / Month*
ION 1 4dr Sdn Auto $12,410 $11,595 $189 / Month*

2005 Saturn Ion ION 2
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
ION 2 4dr Sdn Manual $14,380 $13,427 $219 / Month*
ION 2 Quad Cpe Manual $14,930 $13,939 $228 / Month*
ION 2 4dr Sdn Auto $15,280 $14,264 $233 / Month*
ION 2 Quad Cpe Auto $15,830 $14,776 $241 / Month*

2005 Saturn Ion ION 3
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
ION 3 4dr Sdn Manual $15,905 $14,846 $242 / Month*
ION 3 Quad Cpe Manual $16,680 $15,566 $254 / Month*
ION 3 4dr Sdn Auto $16,805 $15,683 $256 / Month*
ION 3 Quad Cpe Auto $17,580 $16,403 $268 / Month*

2005 Saturn Ion ION Red Line
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
ION Red Line Quad Cpe Manual $20,885 $19,477 $318 / Month*

2005 Saturn Ion Features and Standard Equipment

EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
City 23/hwy 29 (2.0L engine/5-speed manual trans)      
City 24/hwy 32 (2.2L engine/4-speed auto trans)  
City 26/hwy 35 (2.2L engine/5-speed manual trans)  
EXTERIOR Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Automatic headlights      
Color-keyed door handles    
Daytime running lamps
Dual pwr mirrors    
Dual rear access doors  
Fog lamps      
Rear spoiler    
Reflector-optics tail lamps
Unique front/rear fascias, rocker moldings      
INTERIOR Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
(3) storage bins in instrument panel
3-way dome lamp w/delayed shut-off feature & theatre dimming
60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable steering column
Air conditioning w/dust & pollen filtration system  
AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) extended range speakers      
AM/FM stereo w/CD player/MP3-inc: auto tone control, (4) coaxial speakers    
AM/FM stereo-inc: (4) extended range speakers      
Analog instrumentation-inc: 120-mph speedometer, 8000-rpm tachometer, coolant temp/fuel level gauges  
Analog instrumentation-inc: 140-mph speedometer, 8000-rpm tachometer, coolant temp/fuel level gauges      
Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/outside temp gauge, compass, map lights      
Cargo area carpet w/full trim
Cargo area light
Center front console w/adjustable center armrest, enclosed storage, (2) cup holders  
Center mounted gauge cluster w/black face & white graphics    
Center mounted gauge cluster w/silver face & black graphics    
Cloth reclining front bucket seats w/open adjustable headrests  
Cruise control    
Driver seat manual lumbar adjuster      
Driver seatback storage pocket  
Dual pwr outlets
Dual rear cupholders      
Dual visor vanity mirrors
Engine immobilizing theft-deterrent system
Fold-flat front passenger seat    
Front center console w/open storage & (2) cup holders      
Front passenger side seatback storage pocket    
Front/rear carpeted floor mats    
Front/rear door map pockets
Height-adjustable driver seat  
LCD message center w/low fuel message, oil life monitor
Leather-trimmed Recaro performance reclining front bucket seats w/open adjustable headrests      
Leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel      
Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout feature, delayed locking, programmable auto lock/unlock feature  
Pwr windows    
Rear console w/(2) cup holders & storage area  
Rear window defogger w/manual shut-off feature & timed reset
Remote hood/trunk releases
Remote keyless entry w/security system, alarm & panic alert    
Retained accessory pwr
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 ION Red Line
13.2 gallon fuel tank
14" steel wheels w/full covers      
15" steel wheels w/full covers      
16" flangeless alloy wheels      
17" x 7" 6-spoke flangeless forged alloy wheels      
2.0L DOHC SFI 16-valve I4 Ecotec intercooled supercharged engine      
2.2L DOHC SFI 16-valve I4 Ecotec engine  
4-channel anti-lock braking system      
4-speed automatic transmission w/OD  
5-speed manual transmission w/OD & self-adjusting clutch  
Electric pwr steering w/variable assist
Front wheel drive
Front/rear stabilizer bar
Full stainless steel exhaust  
Full stainless steel exhaust w/chrome exhaust tip      
HD 5-speed manual transmission w/OD & self-adjusting clutch      
Independent strut-type front suspension
Maintenance-free battery w/rundown protection for interior lighting only
P185/70R14 all-season tires w/built-in tread wear indicators      
P195/60R15 all-season touring tires w/built-in tread wear indicators      
P205/55R16 all-season performance tires w/built-in tread wear indicators      
P215/45ZR17 performance tires w/built-in tread wear indicators      
Performance-tuned suspension      
Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes      
Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes  
Semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension
Sport-tuned suspension w/specific strut valve tuning & larger diameter stabilizer bars      
SAFETY Features
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
3-point safety belts at all rear 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/steering column
Front/rear crumple zones
Height-adjustable front safety belts w/pretensioners & energy absorbing retractors
Lower anchorages & top tethers for children (LATCH) in all rear seating positions
Side-impact protection

2005 Saturn Ion Options and Addition Equipment

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
AERO-WING SPOILER *Regular Production Accessory; Dealer Installed*      
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) -inc: traction control  
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 SYSTEM -inc: 1 year safe & sound plan (REQ: HCG Travel Pkg & US8 or US9 Radio) *Call 1-800-ONSTAR7 or visit www.onstar.com for system details & limitations*      
ONSTAR SYSTEM -inc: 1 year safe & sound plan (REQ: HCG Travel Pkg) *Call 1-800-ONSTAR7 or visit www.onstar.com for system details & limitations*      
POWER PKG -inc: cruise control, pwr windows, pwr exterior mirrors & remote keyless entry w/alarm activation, panic/alert mode      
PWR SUNROOF -inc: map lights    
PWR SUNROOF -inc: map lights (REQ: HAA Power Pkg)      
REAR SPOILER    
REAR SPOILER DELETE      
SAFE & SOUND PKG -inc: travel pkg, AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer/MP3/auto tone control, anti-lock brake system, head curtain side airbags, OnStar system      
SAFE & SOUND PKG -inc: travel pkg, AM/FM stereo w/single CD/MP3/auto tone control, anti-lock brake system, head curtain side airbags, OnStar system      
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: US8 or US9 Radio & HAA Power Pkg)      
TRAVEL PKG -inc: driver & front passenger map lights, auto-dimming rearview mirror w/outside temp gauge & compass    
XM SATELLITE RADIO -inc: 100 channels of coast to coast digital sound (REQ: US8 or US9 Radio) *Subscription charges extra, N/A in Canada, Alaska & Hawaii*      
XM SATELLITE RADIO -inc: 100 channels of coast to coast digital sound *Subscription charges extra, N/A in Canada, Alaska & Hawaii*    
AIR CONDITIONING Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
AIR CONDITIONING -inc: dust & pollen filtration system      
NO AIR CONDITIONING (STD)      
EMISSIONS Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
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 NE1 Emissions)
NORTHEAST EMISSIONS *must be ordered in ME, MA, NY, or VT*
ENGINE Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
2.0L DOHC SFI 16-VALVE I4 ECOTEC INTERCOOLED SUPERCHARGED ENGINE (STD)      
2.2L DOHC SFI 16-VALVE I4 ECOTEC ENGINE (STD)  
PAINT Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
SOLID PAINT (STD)
RADIO Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
AM/FM STEREO -inc: (4) extended range speakers (STD)      
AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER/MP3 -inc: auto tone control, (4) coaxial speakers  
AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER -inc: (4) extended range speakers      
AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER -inc: (4) extended range speakers (STD)      
AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER/MP3 -inc: auto tone control, (4) coaxial speakers    
AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER/MP3 -inc: auto tone control, (4) coaxial speakers (STD)    
SEAT TRIM Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
CLOTH SEAT UPHOLSTERY (STD)
LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY -inc: leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob      
TRANSMISSION Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (STD)  
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD (STD)  
HD 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD (STD)      
WHEELS Options
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
15" FLANGELESS ALLOY WHEELS      
15" STEEL WHEELS W/FULL COVER (STD)      

2005 Saturn Ion Technical Specifications

Brakes
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Trunk Volume (ft) 14.7 14.2 14.2 14.2
Engine
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.2L/134 2.2L/134 2.0L/122
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 Supercharged Gas I4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5800 140 @ 5800 140 @ 5800 205 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4400 145 @ 4400 145 @ 4400 200 @ 4400
Exterior Dimensions
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.0 56.0 55.8
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 185.0 185.0 185.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 103.2 103.2 103.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.2 67.9 67.9 67.9
Fuel Tank
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2
Steering
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.88
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Pwr Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.4 35.4 35.4
Suspension
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent Strut Independent Strut Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-indep Torsion Semi-indep Torsion Semi-indep Torsion Semi-indep Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Tires
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/60R15 P205/55R16 P215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P195/60R15 P205/55R16 P215/45ZR17
Transmission
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual Manual HD Manual
Trans Type 5 5 5 5
Vehicle
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.9 38.9 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2 42.2 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.0 54.0 54.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4 4 4
Passenger Volume (ft) 93.0 87.3 87.3 87.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.5 36.5 36.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 32.7 32.7 32.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.0 51.0 51.0
Weight Information
ION 1 ION 2 ION 3 ION Red Line
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2722 2784 2812 2933

2005 Saturn Ion Safety Features

Safety Features
3-point safety belts at all rear seating positions
4-channel anti-lock braking system
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/steering column
Front/rear crumple zones
Height-adjustable front safety belts w/pretensioners & energy absorbing retractors
Lower anchorages & top tethers for children (LATCH) in all rear seating positions
Side-impact protection
News Reports & Reviews
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS

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

Side crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  *  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.