• (4.6) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,187–$7,575
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 29
  • Engine: 138-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2005 Kia Spectra

Our Take on the Latest Model 2005 Kia Spectra

What We Don't Like

  • Engine noise on hard acceleration
  • Acceleration with automatic
  • ABS optional
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six standard airbags
  • FWD layout
  • Three trim levels

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 10 reviews

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Pretty good used car

by jmpalomo from Woodbridge, Va on March 28, 2017

For a small commuter car this is a good one. Brakes pads/rotors have to be changed probably more than normal.

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3 Trims Available

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2005 Kia Spectra Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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