• (4.0) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,075$5,599
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 125-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Kia Spectra

Our Take on the 2001 Kia Spectra

Our Take

The Spectra is a sportier hatchback version of the front-drive Sephia subcompact sedan that offers greater cargo-carrying versatility. The Spectra went on sale in the spring as a 2000 model, and then Kia added the smaller Rio sedan in the summer. A midsize sedan called Optima, a clone of the Hyu... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

Kia Spectra answers a question being asked by more and more people, especially younger drivers: What's out there that is stylish, practical and fun but doesn't cost a fortune? For most, the answer is: a used car. New-car offerings in the sub-$15,000 range are mainly pathetic compromises, basic transportation and little more. But for a base price just under $13,000, the Spe... Read full review for the 2001 Kia Spectra

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Great car for your money!

by Raul from on January 27, 2010

I bought this car brand new in 2001 and has been a great car for the money I payed. Of course I have taken great care of it. This is my first car and it has lasted me through high school, college, and... Read Full Review

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