2006 Saturn Ion

At a Glance

Pricing $11,925 - $16,220
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.2l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
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 140-bhp 2.2L I-4 doesn't have enough muscle, it can be replaced with the optional 170-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:

Optional performance package adds a 2.4L Ecotec engine.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Ion Sedan ION 2, ION 3 2.2l I4 (140-bhp) M5 FWD $11,925
Ion Sedan ION 2, ION 3 2.2l I4 (140-bhp) A4 FWD $12,825
Ion Sedan ION 3 2.4l I4 (170-bhp) M5 FWD $15,320
Ion Sedan ION 3 2.4l I4 (170-bhp) A4 FWD $16,220