• (3.3) 27 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $1,102–$6,714
  • 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 Latest Model 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

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 27 reviews

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Very reliable and practical

by Luke from Illinois on December 4, 2017

Great car overall, however transmission had some problems 150k miles. Very practical and reliable, great 1st car

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6 Trims Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

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

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