Saturn Ion

2004 Saturn Ion

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  • (3.7) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,294$5,718
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26-30
  • Engine: 140-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic
2004 Saturn Ion

Our Take on the 2004 Saturn Ion

Saturn unveiled its successor to the compact S-Series at the New York International Auto Show in 2002. Named the Ion, these new models sought to revitalize the Saturn division of General Motors.The Ion sedan and Quad Coupe are new from the ground up. They were built on a new Delta global small-c... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Handling and stability in standard models
  • Rubbery manual gearshift
  • Acceleration in standard models
  • Resale value of most models

Notable Features

  • Ecotec 140-hp 2.2-liter
  • Manual or automatic
  • Continuously variable transmission available
  • FWD coupe or sedan
  • New Red Line coupe

2004 Saturn Ion Reviews Expert Reviews

Hot rod Saturn wins over brand skeptics on News panel MILFORD -- Steve Varady always thought of Saturn as a "brand aimed at moms." But after spending an evening behind the wheel of the 2004 Ion Red Line, Saturn's first supercharged performance vehicle, the Dearborn resident has new respect for the General Motors Corp. brand that's long been a favorite of sensible people l... Read full review for the 2004 Saturn Ion

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Consumer Reviews


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by Saturn Owner from KS on April 6, 2011

Great Car! Have owned for 3 years now with no major issues. Get's great gas mileage and is stylish! Handles well, great safety reviews and features. Tons of trunk space!

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There are currently 11 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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