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Kia Sephia Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 88 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1994

    New subcompact sedan from South Korea based on 1990-1994 Mazda Protege platform and powered by a 1.6-liter, 88-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Sold only in the Western and Southwestern regions of the U.S.

Full 1994 Kia Sephia Review

What's New for 1994

New subcompact sedan from South Korea based on 1990-1994 Mazda Protege platform and powered by a 1.6-liter, 88-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Sold only in the Western and Southwestern regions of the U.S.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Holds up well

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Vehicle: 1994 Kia Sephia GS 4dr Sedan

This car has been in my family 1994 and has averaged over 20000 rough miles a year and has traveled from coast to coast. It now has close to 210,000 miles and has never had a major engine or transmission problem. It's not the nicest, trendiest, or most comfortable car but it's held its own over the years. I would give a new Hyundai or Kia a try especially with their new warranties. Don't assume that they're cheaply built cars.




Great buy

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Vehicle: 1994 Kia Sephia RS 4dr Sedan

I purchased the car new. The only major repair was to replace a worn cv boot. Like any car, if you take care of it... I still enjoy driving it as much as the first day.




Lucky i guess

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Vehicle: 1994 Kia Sephia RS 4dr Sedan

In January 1999, I bought a used 1994 Kia Sephia RS. Single owner, 89,000 miles on it. I have had the brakes done, regular oil changes & tune ups, a new battery. Some minor tweaking of the timing & general maintenance (headlights etc). But, other than that I have had NO PROBLEMS with it. It always starts & gets great gas mileage. This is the best car for it's value that I have ever had.




Lucky i guess

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Vehicle: 1994 Kia Sephia RS 4dr Sedan

In January 1999, I bought a used 1994 Kia Sephia RS. Single owner, 89,000 miles on it. I have had the brakes done, regular oil changes & tune ups, a new battery. Some minor tweaking of the timing & general maintenance (headlights etc). But, other than that I have had NO PROBLEMS with it. It always starts & gets great gas mileage. This is the best car for it's value that I have ever had.




Stay away!

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Vehicle: 1994 Kia Sephia GS 4dr Sedan

Quality is very cheap. Acceleration is a joke (13 second 0-60). The transmission and the brakes are horrible. Handling, what handling? Wind sheer & road noise is atrocious. The interior is extremely bland. The fuel economy is good (but that is to be expected on a 2300lber) When I found a new car I was happy to hand back the Kia's keys to my friend. My friend bought this car without checking into Kia's. Within a couple of months of buying it he had to throw away $1000 to have the engine rebuilt! He got the car for $2000 (way too much)! That was his fault for buying the damn Sephia in the first place!




You get what you expect!

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Vehicle: 1994 Kia Sephia LS 4dr Sedan

For a car under $10,000 we have been more than happy with our Sephia. The only problems were with an unscrupulous dealer who seviced it, and not the dealer we bought it from. It's sporty and fun to drive with the 5-spd manual, and gets 33-36 mpg even with over 100,000 miles. Needs a new clutch now, but that's about it! The front seats could have been more comfortable.



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occupant1
occupant1
08-03-2000
The Sephia and Spectra aren't that good either. Any car that gets better mileage with automatic transmission needs the final drive ratio changed. Automatic in the Sephia is 22/31, manual 23/29. Why...


kelli6
kelli6
07-19-2000
I bought a 1994 Kia Sephia, keep in mind this was the first year they were out on the market. I was to live in Phoenix and do a lot of city driving. Well plans changed and I stayed at home in the mou...


lok888
lok888
11-08-2002
before. I mean, Kia came to US in 1994 with the Sephia. Before that, they built Festive for Ford in between 1988 to 1992. It is not a great car but it is not that bad. Is this the most people attitud...



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