(3.7) 15 reviews
MSRP: $1,676$6,952
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
2006 Kia Spectra

Our Take on the 2006 Kia Spectra

Our Take

Kia introduced a redesigned Spectra compact sedan as a late 2004 model. The new Spectra was larger than its predecessor and featured more power and six airbags.Fitted with variable valve timing, the Spectra's 2.0-liter four-cylinder develops 138 horsepower (or 132 hp in Super Ultra Low Emiss... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Engine noise during hard acceleration
  • Acceleration with automatic
  • ABS not standard
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six standard airbags
  • FWD layout
  • Sporty SX model available

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I learned to drive in a Jeep, a very old Jeep. My father wanted to be sure that I could drive a difficult stick shift, change a tire, change the oil, and engage a manual 4-wheel drive system. Sounds pretty girly, huh? I am really glad that I posses those skills, but the only one I use with any frequency is being able to drive a car with manual transmission. For me, however, having an automatic ... Read full review for the 2006 Kia Spectra

Consumer Reviews

3.7

Average based on 15 reviews

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spectra-happy..way big bang for the buck

by kia-konvert from ny on February 22, 2011

needed a car fast last yr to come in at a really reasonable price (so-31/2 yr old used), looked alot but wasnt concidering a 'kia'thought it would be too cheaply made compared to the competition but l... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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