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Kia Spectra

Kia Spectra

About Kia Spectra

Whereas earlier hatchbacks, such as the Honda Civic and Volkswagen GTI, had only two doors, today's hot hatches have four (five if you count the hatch itself). The 2009 Kia Spectra5 follows this logic, providing the interior room and accessibility of the Spectra sedan in a sportier package that closely mimics the hottest of hot hatches, the Mazda MAZDA3s. While the Spectra5 can't yet match the Mazda in the areas of performance, features and resale, it does offer an inexpensive alternative with a lot of aftermarket potential. Don't forget that Kia's incredible 10-year/100,000 powertrain warranty comes standard, too.

2009 Kia Spectra
What's new for 2009?
2009 Kia Spectra

The EX trim adds cruise control to its standard equipment roster, while a power glass sunroof and anti-lock brakes (ABS) are now offered as options.

2008 Kia Spectra
What's new for 2008?
2008 Kia Spectra

The LX sedan now offers the option of a four-speed automatic transmission.

2007 Kia Spectra
What's new for 2007?
2007 Kia Spectra

Minor updates to the interior and exterior mark the Spectra's major changes. A tire pressure monitor is now standard, as is an auxiliary audio input jack.

Consumer Reviews

goo car

By on Thursday, August 12, 2010

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"No issues, great mileage. Good value for what I paid for it."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great Value

By on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

"Love the car, just beware it is very expensive to insure....one of the top 5 most expensive vehicles to repair! Otherwise very reliable car for the money!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

my 05 kia spec5

By on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"this is an awesome car. put a short shifter in it, painted the rims black, tinted the windows, and straight piped the exhaust and i have one of the coolest cars in town. my friends always make fun of me because i drive a kia but when their eclipse or honda is broken down on the side of the road im always the one to come pick them up. kia has really changed my mind about what i thought about them. i would recocomend this car to everyone i know"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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