2005 Saturn ION Quad Coupe

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2005 Saturn ION Quad Coupe Review

For a buyer looking for performance without frills.

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The 2005 Saturn ION Quad Coupe appeals to the driver who needs both performance and beauty in one package. It comes with an enhanced sport suspension making it a colorful drive for speed and highway maneuvers. It includes some tech-savvy features that make it a very attractive vehicle for the tech-savvy owner, and the new edition comes in grand colors that tempt the imagination.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan, coupe
Engines: 2.2-liter four-cylinder, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Saturn ION 1, Saturn ION 2, Saturn ION Quad 2, Saturn ION 3, Saturn ION Quad 3, Saturn ION Red Line Quad

What's New

The new 2005 Saturn ION Quad Coupe comes with a supercharged, 2.0-liter engine that delivers 205 hp with ease. It uses a five-speed manual transmission, and the body gets enhanced with a more aerodynamic design. The suspension system has been pumped up to give the ION better maneuverability and handling.


The 2005 Saturn ION Quad Coupe is a sizeable vehicle that sits on a 103.2-inch wheelbase and rides on 15-inch steel wheels with all-season tires. The body dimensions measure 67.9 inches wide, 56 inches tall, and 185 inches long. The exterior has body-colored mirrors and door handles. The Quad Coupe comes in sharp colors, such as bright red and silver.


Power features on the Saturn ION Quad Coupe include power door locks, speed-proportional power steering, and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel. Air-conditioning also comes standard on all trims. Other convenience features include remote trunk release and lighting in the cargo area. Both the driver and the front passenger get a vanity mirror. Storage provisions in the Quad Coupe include the front console, cup holders in the front and rear, door pockets, and front seatback pockets. Cargo capacity totals 14.2 cubic feet. Entertainment features in the Quad Coupe remain basic as it comes fitted with an AM/FM radio with a CD player supported by four speakers.

The 2005 Saturn ION comes with bucket seats covered in cloth upholstery. A height-adjustable driver’s seat comes standard and the front offers 38.9 inches of headroom, 42.2 inches of legroom, and 54 inches of shoulder room. The front seat folds over completely to create a table-like surface that the tech-savvy owner can use for a laptop. The rear section comes fitted with a split-folding rear seat, while the space in the rear offers 36.5 inches of headroom, 32.7 inches of legroom, and 51.1 inches of shoulder room.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Saturn ION Quad Coupe uses front drive, with a five-speed manual transmission that comes fitted with a base 2.2-liter four-cylinder. This engine produces 140 hp at 5800 rpm and 145 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm with its 16 valves. The suspension system includes a MacPherson strut suspension, a torsion beam rear suspension, and an independent front suspension. Front ventilated disc brakes and rear drum brakes provide stopping power, and it comes with electronic brake force distribution.


A number of safety features in the 2005 Saturn ION Quad Coupe protect the passengers and the driver from severe injuries. These features include height-adjustable headrests for the front seats. The ION Quad Coupe comes fitted with child seat anchors and child-safety door locks in the rear. Additional safety features include daytime running lights, an engine immobilizer, and an emergency trunk release lever on the inside, which helps a person trapped in the trunk open it from inside.

EPA Fuel Economy

Saturn ION Quad Coupe: 26/35 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Optional sunroof
  • Enhanced sport suspension

You Won't Like

  • Basic inferior features

Sum Up

For a buyer looking for performance without frills.

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