9 reviews
2005 Kia Spectra
2005 Kia Spectra
Available Price Range $805-$7,129 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 29 SeatsN/A

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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Solid Value in a Fun Sedan

by H20SkiNut from Superior, WI on November 18, 2006

I own two, an auto 2004.5 I bought new for my son in medical school and a standard shift 2005 I bought used, with low miles. I have added 16 inch low profile tires and a strut bar in the front of the... Read Full Review


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