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2007 Saturn ION
2 Quad Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,890
12 listings nationwide

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2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,325

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2007 Saturn ION
2 Quad Coupe

Saturn has put some finishing touches onto the Ion for the line's final model year in 2007. First, base model engines get a 5 hp boost to 145 hp. In addition, the Enhanced Performanc...

2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Rob Feeman Review:

For drivers seeking a competitive, fuel-efficient, and reasonably pric...

The Good: Saturn emphasizes the Aura sedan's fuel efficiency for 2009, and for t...

The Bad: Some knock the '09 Saturn Aura's fit and finish, especially in the int...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2007 Saturn ION
2 Quad Coupe
writes:
i think the car was great compared to my ford contour I had.
Front Seats Ranked 2007 Saturn ION 2 Quad Coupe worse.
"dont understand what u r asking..."
Would Buy Ranked 2007 Saturn ION 2 Quad Coupe worse.
"cause I like it..."
writes:
I bought this vehicle. Great price and runs like a top.... Thanks King Automotive.
55
2007 Saturn ION 2 Quad CoupeReview:

Fun To Drive At An Affordable Price. — IONs have a great design, from the inside handbrake to the exterior suicide doors. The performance i...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
writes:
A less known car that almost saved the Saturn division. Some possible common positives from GMs popular Malibu...
Power Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Its a little smaller and lighter and the 4 cly is adequate with the right transmission and the 6 can be close to Avalon power with a lighter car for it to accelerate."
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Personal preference - size and shape. A few Avalon s came with a 3 passenger old school bench. Most Avalons have normal 2 front buckets, more often leather with many power adjustments though certain Auras have that too and ones without it are pretty good and comfortable for a normal size driver."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"Avalon has a huge backseat and trunk though an Auru is an ok average size in both those for most drivers."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"I am a little bit less of a risk taker and all things otherwise equal ( previous owners maintanance) most Models and Years Toyotas are the lowest risk of any cars for long term reliability and low ownership lifetime costs."

Specs

2007 Saturn ION
2 Quad Coupe
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
21 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
29 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
145 hp @ 5,600 RPM
145 hp @ 5,600 RPM
164 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
159 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10.4:1
Displacement
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.72 in
3.39 in x 3.72 in
3.4 in x 3.8 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Optional
Passenger Airbag Optional Optional
Front Side Airbags -- Optional
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player Optional Optional
CD Changer Optional Optional
Radio Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 32.7 in 37.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.2 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 185 in 190.9 in
Width 67.9 in 70.3 in
Height 56 in 57.6 in
Wheelbase 103.2 in 112.3 in

Available Options

2007 Saturn ION
2 Quad Coupe
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid

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