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Saturn ION Powertrain and Chassis Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending December 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Saturn ION

Saturn ION Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very durable engine, but sub par interior materials. full 2007 Saturn ION review
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Plastic panels mean no rust and no fear for dents. full 2007 Saturn ION review
2007 4dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
We have only owned the Ion for a few months so I cannot comment on the reliablilty yet. full 2007 Saturn ION review
2007 4dr Coupe 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Dependable. full 2007 Saturn ION review
2007 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Low maintenance required just oil changes and rotate tires. No damage to the car that I know of from hitting a tire and rim @ 65mph on the hwy. Had to purchase new rim, hubcap and tire. full 2007 Saturn ION review
2007 4dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Just that -- a car I can get into and know it will start and reliably get me from a to b. full 2007 Saturn ION review
2006 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
This car starts even in the coldest weather (Chicago area) and runs smoothly, even after almost a quarter MILLION miles of driving it on bumpy Illinois roads! I sure wish they still made Saturn's so I could buy another one. full 2006 Saturn ION review
2006 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have onlu owed the car for a few months but have not had any problems with it yet. full 2006 Saturn ION review
2006 4dr Coupe 170-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
good product full 2006 Saturn ION review
2005 4dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Way too many recalls in far too little an amount of time. Also too little too late. full 2005 Saturn ION review
Saturn ION Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The ignition switch went out at 33,000!! (SERIOUSLY?) Trunk release at 36k (not a fuse issue) At 29k radio would stick and no functions would work (had it fixed several times still having issues at 62k. Wheel bearings and struts out at 52k. full 2004 Saturn ION review
2003 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Front suspension fails has been replaced 3x full 2003 Saturn ION review