2006 Saturn Ion

Crash Test Safety Ratings

CarComplaints.com Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague

CarComplaints.com Notes: When it comes to the 2006 Ion, the biggest questions are: what big problem is going to pop up next? And how long until GM chooses to address it?

The 2006 Ion has a defective ignition switch that gave owners fits. Their keys would get stuck in the ignition, the engine wouldn’t shut off or in some cases it would shut off at the most dangerous time. The ignition was eventually recalled as part of one of the largest recalls of all-time , but it took GM 10 years to do it. Then there’s this car’s temperamental power steering which is prone to stop working randomly while driving. It too was eventually recalled, even if GM took their sweet time about it.

Lastly, it turns out a car built with plastic doors, fenders and bumpers – while fun for a game of “shopping cart bocce” – is horrible for safety.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideRollover
2006 Ion 2-DR.******************not tested
2006 Ion 4-DR.*****************not tested
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

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2006 Saturn Ion 4-door sedan

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
A Overall
A Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
A Restraints
A Structure
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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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M Overall
A Geometry
M Dynamic
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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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