2004 Saturn Ion

Crash Test Safety Ratings

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com Notes: Ahh, the 2004 Saturn Ion: defective transmission, deadly ignition switch, temperamental power steering and a cheap plastic exterior that won’t protect you in a crash. What more could you want?

The 2004 Ion was part of GM’s massive ignition switch recall where it was revealed they waited 10 years – and let 13 people die – before doing anything about it. It also features GM’s now infamous VTi continuously variable transmission. Let me tell you, the only thing the VTi did continuously was fail on its owners. GM scrapped it after only two model years.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideRollover
2004 Ion 2-DR.******************not tested
2004 Ion 4-DR.**********not tested***not tested
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2004 Saturn Ion 4-door sedan

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
Not tested. Not tested. P Overall
P Structure
Driver
P Head Protection
A Head/Neck Injury
P Torso Injury
A Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
M Head Protection
M Head/Neck Injury
M Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
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P Overall
G Geometry
P Dynamic
TEST NOTES: Cloth seats. Get the full IIHS report »
Not tested.
 

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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