18 reviews
2005 Saturn Ion
2005 Saturn Ion
Available Price Range $1,362-$6,606 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 26-30 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2005 Saturn Ion

Our Take

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


Our 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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by Bee from Ewing, NJ on March 12, 2012

Sure, the Ion 2 quad-coupe looks really cool. The 2.2l ecotec has some surprising muscle for this little car. Heck, I was even able to tow a utility trailer with it. I put about 40K on it in a few yea... Read Full Review


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