• (4.6) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $876$7,124
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 29
  • Engine: 132-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 2005 Kia Spectra

Our Take

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


Our Expert Reviews

Perhaps there's something gratifying about finding a diamond in the rough, or a little uncharted territory when everyone seems to be walking in the same direction.Case in point: The 2005 Kia Spectra.Kia? Am I kidding ya?Not at all. No apologies here, but Kia is really something to consider.Priced at less than $14,000 in base versions, and available with a slew of standard features and inte... Read full review for the 2005 Kia Spectra

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Consumer Reviews


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Great car for the money!

by Porky082 from Phx, AZ on October 5, 2006

I was in a desperate situation, and needed to buy a car for under 15k. So, I went to Kia, and decided to settle for the new model kia in 2004(a 2004.5 model). Anyway, it's 2 years later, and I have ye... Read Full Review

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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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