• (3.4) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,223$6,799
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26-30
  • Engine: 140-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2005 Saturn Ion

Our Take on the 2005 Saturn Ion

What We Don't Like

  • Handling and stability in regular models
  • Rubbery manual gearshift
  • Acceleration in regular models
  • Ride quality of Red Line coupe

Notable Features

  • Standard Ecotec 140-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD coupe or sedan
  • Red Line supercharged coupe

2005 Saturn Ion Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

It took Saturn about 15 years to discover the performance market, but the company's lack of experience didn't show with its successful Red Line series, consisting of the Ion Red Line and the Vue Red Line.The Vue Red Line has a smooth Honda-built, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and although it's quick, it isn't as performance-oriented as the Ion Red Line. That model, tested here, has ... Read full review for the 2005 Saturn Ion

Consumer Reviews


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Good Little Car

by Spud from on November 18, 2008

Bought my Ion3 with 32k miles, mainly for the fuel economy. It averages 30 all-around. No mechanical problems at all, and no major complaints. The steering wheel is a reach and the seats are a little ... Read Full Review

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2005 Saturn Ion Safety Ratings

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