2007 Saturn Ion Performance | U.S. News Best Cars

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2007 Saturn Ion Performance

Last Updated: 5/2/08

The Ion provides good performance for a car in class, offering a bit more and horsepower than the base of some similar cars. New Car Test Drive asserts, and handling are about average for the

Acceleration and Power

The 2007 Ion offers three engine The Ion 2 and Ion 3 versions come with 145-hp engines. Consumer notes that 145-hp are spry enough. The Ion Red Line offers a 205-hp engine, is capable of doing 0-60 mph in 6.7 according to Edmunds. while the engines will do it in about 9.5

An optional 170-hp engine is available as part of the Enhanced Package. Edmunds says the standard engine provides if not entirely refined, power the rev range. New Car Test Drive notes that it’s smooth and quiet, something hasn’t always been the

Most reviewers agree the Red Line trim offers power for this price New Car Test Drive says the supercharged engine delivers throttle response and quick performance.

The Ion’s fuel is average for the class, according to Guide and other reviewers. EPA of fuel economy show the engine is the most fuel It gets 22/31 miles per (city/highway).

The 2.2L automatic 23/32 miles per gallon and the Red Line versions get 22/31 per gallon (city/highway). Saturn premium fuel for the 2.4L and the Red versions.

The 2007 Saturn Ion is available both manual and automatic except for the Red Line, which is available with a manual

Edmunds says that the automatic transmission is responsive, and the choice for most buyers. The box gives the car a sportier feel, but a little rough through the

Handling and Braking

Reviewers agree that the 2007 Ion provides decent, but not exceptional, Consumer Guide Automotive the Ion has modest cornering [and] good highway stability. The Red version features a stiffened that Edmunds says rock-solid handling, plenty of and fine balance when the car through a set of S curves.

Many note the Ion’s very turning radius.

The 2007 Ion has independent strut-type front with a stabilizer bar and semi-independent rear suspension. The Red Line a stiffer suspension with stabilizer bars. Edmunds that the Ion 2’s and 3’s produces a ride soft to soak up rough roads.

Steering is electronically-controlled, and Consumer Automotive says that steering provides [a] natural, feel, but is lighter than testers would prefer.

The Red is notable for its superior braking Edmunds says the braking is with a stop from 60 mph just 121 feet. The Red Line a disc-breaking system, whereas the Ion 2 and Ion 3 use brakes.

Performance Options

An Enhanced Package is available for the Ion 3, which the engine to a 175-hp 2.4L and adds anti-lock brakes and a suspension. MSN says that the Performance Package definitely the Ion 3 more fun to drive.

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