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2005 Kia Spectra5

At a Glance

Pricing $14,710 - $16,225
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 24-25 (city), 33-34 (highway)

Overview Information

Kia is positioning the all-new Spectra5 as the sport model of the Spectra lineup. The Spectra5 will compete with the likes of the Focus, Mazda3, and Matrix/Vibe. Power is provided by a 138hp 2.0-liter 4 cylinder with continuously variable valve timing. The Spectra has 4-wheel disc brakes, four-wheel independent suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars and a strut-tower brace. A healthy list of standard features round out the package.

What Changed:

New Spectra hatchback model has a more upright wagon form along the lines of the Matrix/Vibe. Power is provided by a 138hp 2.0-liter 4 cylinder. Spectra5 has a four-wheel independent suspension. Four-wheel disc brakes and a strut-tower brace are included.

Official Word:

"The Spectra5 was designed to be the sportiest Kia ever. As our brand continues to grow it was imperative to develop the Spectra5 not just as a complement to the four-door sedan, but rather a fun, exciting vehicle that stands out from the crowd and meets the needs of our young, active target audience." -- Peter M. Butterfield, president and chief executive officer, Kia Motors America

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Spectra Spectra5 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD 24/34/28 $16,225
Spectra Spectra5 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) M5 FWD 25/33/29 $14,710