Saturn Ion Models and Ion History

2003 marked the retirement of the popular S-Series sedan for Saturn. In its place was the all-new Ion sedan. New interior fabrics, better quality plastics, a brand new radio with satellite integration, updated electric steering system and better sound dampening were the notable changes for 2004. A slew of changes were in store for 2005, including: updated front fascias, new exterior trim, new wheels, updated interior trim, reduced noise and vibration throughout, updated power steering and improved suspension and braking. In 2006, OnStar was made standard, the wheels were updated and major trim shuffling took place. 2007 saw the addition of a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

New and Used Ion Prices, Saturn Ion Model Years and History

The 2007 Saturn Ion is a four-door five passenger sporty car that is available as a traditional sedan or as a quad-coupe which features reverse-hinged rear doors for easy entry and exit for the rear-seat passengers.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 4.1
Acceleration
 4.1
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 4.4
Overall Rating
 4.7

The 2006 Saturn Ion is a compact car available as a coupe or sedan and it has been slightly updated for the new year with refreshed styling.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

Offered as a sedan or a unique quad-coupe, the 2005 Saturn Ion seats five passengers and comes standard with ABS and traction control.
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.2
Fuel Economy
 4.6
Interior Comfort
 4.6
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.4
Ride Quality
 4.6
Overall Rating
 4.4

The 2004 Saturn Ion is a compact car available as a sedan or a unique Quad Coupe which has a coupe shape with rear-hinged rear doors for easier ingress and egress.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 3.7
Acceleration
 3.3
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 3.7
Ride Quality
 3.7
Overall Rating
 4.0

A brand-new offering from Saturn, the 2003 Saturn Ion features sporty styling and is available as a four-door sedan or a unique Quad door coupe.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.3

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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