25 reviews
2006 Saturn Ion
2006 Saturn Ion
Available Price Range $1,389-$6,957 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 26-30 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2006 Saturn Ion

Our Take

Built on a new Delta global small-car platform, the Ion sedan and Quad Coupe were introduced for 2003. Innovations included rear-access half-doors on both sides of the Quad Coupe, as well as an available continuously variable transmission. A four-speed automatic later replaced the five-speed gear... Read Full Report

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

  • Optional 170-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD coupe or sedan
  • Red Line supercharged coupe


Our Expert Reviews

I have to admit I'm spoiled by the test cars that I drive on behalf of Mother Proof; so spoiled in fact, that when I get into the Saturn Ion-3, I am kind of disappointed. Where is my sunroof? Where are the dual-zone climate control and heated seats? Then I have a reality check. I have been driving some cars that are priced in the $30,000-plus range, and I better change this rotten attitude... Read full review for the 2006 Saturn Ion

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Consumer Reviews


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saturn ion 2006 "A GREAT CAR"

by SATURN FAMILY from princeton ma on July 1, 2010

i have been driving my daughters 2006 saturn ion for 6 months. it's a great car!! i find it very comfortable, it handles well and the gas mileage is awesome. this is the fourth saturn that our family ... Read Full Review


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