2004 Saturn ION Overview


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2004 Saturn ION Overview

The 2004 Saturn Ion added some excitement to the lineup with two new variations: the Special Edition sedan and the Red Line coupe. The Special Edition sedan has a black exterior with a refurbished leather interior and special standard features including a compass and outside temperature gauge. The Red Line coupe maintains the same 4 door design as the original quad coupe. However, the new trim's modestly altered appearance belie the 205 horses running under its hood.
Besides the Red Line, the Ion has kept its original 5 trims: Sedan 1, Sedan 2, Sedan 3, Coupe 2, and Coupe 3. All 5 still use a 2.2 L, 140 hp I4 engine with standard 5 speed manual transmission. The sedans seat 5 and have optional 5 speed automatic while the non-Red Line coupes seat 4 and offer optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel consumption generally ranges from 24 mpg in the city to 32 mpg on the highway. Cargo space for all trims averages out to around 14.5 cubic feet, with sedans coming in at 14.7 and coupes giving you 14.2.
The main differences in the original Ion from 2003 to 2004 come in steering, handling, and road noise. Drivers appreciate the electric variable-ratio steering, a technology that helps the car make tighter turns. New materials have deadened sound and vibration to a level equal to other compact models. Despite the improvements, consumers would like more durability, less road noise, and a more stylish interior in the Ion. The 2004 Saturn Ion gives consumers solid performance for their dollar but may disappoint anyone looking for anything more.


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    Payne Joseph

    My Steering Column Is Locked On My 2004 Saturn Ion The Key Will Not Turn On...

    Light with a car and lock shows up on the dash

    641 views with 9 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

    Saturn Ion Replaced Timing Chain, Maintenance Going Forward

    My sister's Saturn Ion just had the timing chain go at 96,000 miles. Was surprised by this but researched and found out this is pretty common. The place that installed the new chain has recommended ...

    23 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Margarita Recendez

    Any One Know Where Is The Power Steering From A Saturn Ion 2004

    Cant find the power steering for my saturn ion 2004

    14 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Spencer Russel

    Car Alarm

    My car alarm is sporadically going off for now reason. I have pulled the horn fuses to stop the horn going off at night, but my hazard lights still flash. What could be the issue?

    42 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)


    I have a 2004 saturn ion coupe 2.2L and its not a redline, but the question is that since there is a saturn ion redline 2.0L can i just supercharge mine?

    12 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)