7 reviews
2004 Kia Spectra
2004 Kia Spectra
Available Price Range $1,307-$5,291 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 28 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2004 Kia Spectra

Our Take

Kia’s sporty four-door hatchback offshoot of the front-wheel-drive subcompact Sephia sedan was introduced for 2001 and earned a face-lift the next year. These changes also carried over to the Sephia, which altered its name in 2002. It was renamed the Spectra sedan.Other than making a tachome... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Uncertain reliability
  • New model expected soon
  • Frontal-offset crash-test rating
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • Sedan and hatchback body styles
  • 124-hp engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD layout


Our Expert Reviews

A respectable automotive appliance Kia Spectra is solid, quiet, inexpensive, but AC is optional. When it comes to nameplates that elicit burning passion and desire, Kia is certainly not among them. Burning passion? Maybe at Kia's corporate offices. Of course, Kia knows where it stands in the automotive food chain and, in a bid for some credibility, sponsored the music group, Sugar Ray... Read full review for the 2004 Kia Spectra

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Consumer Reviews


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Kia Spectra EX is the way to go

by Kick it with Kia from Bellingham, wa on September 12, 2007

I loved my 2004 Kia Spectra EX! I got a super deal on a pre-owned with only 19,000 miles on it, warranty until 60,000 miles, as well as great features at a great price. The only problem I had with it ... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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